Business expansion
United Kingdom
Northern Ireland;
Location of affected unit(s)
Public Administration And Defence
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Administration Of The State And The Economic And Social Policy Of The Community
84.1 - Administration of the State and the economic and social policy of the community

150 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
12 December 2016
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


The Social Security Agency in Northern Ireland has announced that it is to create around 150 new jobs which will support delivery of the Government's social security policies. The majority of the jobs will be based in Ballymena and with approximately 20 positions to be created in Derry / Londonderry. The contract with the Department for Work and Pensions is initially for two years, after which time it will be reassessed, and will support delivery of the new rules around social security claims, namely Universal Credit and the benefit cap. The jobs are all expected to be filled by the Autumn of 2017.


  • 12 December 2016: BBC Website


Eurofound (2016), Social Security Agency, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 89669, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/89669.