Benefits of working for the Council

Wel provide a wide and far reaching variety of services making us unique as an employer, and our varied rewards cater to the needs and wants of our employees.

At our core are our values which describe the behaviours that all Council employees are expected to demonstrate in the workplace

  • honest and transparent
  • forward thinking
  • work together
  • put customers first.

If you're the kind of person who enjoys making a difference to people's lives, then look at our vacancies and see if there's an opportunity to do that with us.

Set up for success 

Our performance management framework is built around our values and designed to help you and your manager have great conversations and allow all of us to bring our best in everything we do for the people in our city.

Recruitment information for candidates

We are committed to attracting the best candidates and recruiting the highest calibre of employees. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children and vulnerable adults.

As an equal opportunity employer, we recognise the benefits of having a diverse workforce with different values, beliefs, experience, and backgrounds. We are committed to building an inclusive recruitment culture where all people feel valued, included and able to be at their best.

For information of applying for a job with us, read the recruitment information for candidates document.


See the current payscales for Local Government employees for 2020/21.

Our pay is fair and transparent and we remain committed to paying the Scottish Local Government Living Wage. Our current hourly rates are:
2019/20 £9.07
2020/21 £9.34


Our Schemes are made up of career average salary and a qualifying pension

Holidays and leave

To start with you get 26 days' annual leave plus six public holidays. Your annual leave entitlement increases dependent on length of service (pro-rated for part-time employees).

To help you live a fuller life outside of work we also have special and unpaid leave, enhanced statutory entitlement such as maternity and adoption, and employment breaks after two years' service.

Teachers and those in educational establishments have different entitlements.

Work life balance

We support you if you want to work flexibly by offering

  • flexi time
  • part time working
  • compressed hours
  • home working
  • flexible retirement.

Certain options are role dependent but we'll work through these with you.

All employees have access to an Employee Assistance Programme which is a free, confidential service offering counselling, Citizens' Advice, legal information and more.

Take care of your body as well as your mind by joining our Waverley Court gym, offering 16 fitness classes a week for a great price with no joining fee or contract.

Savings on the high street and at home

  • myBenefits - our benefits platform gives you access a wide range of discounts across the UK’s major retailers including technology, fashion, supermarkets, travel and much more.
  • Capital Credit Union  save direct from your salary from as little as £3 per month.

Travel by bike, bus or car

  • Car scheme - drive away with a brand-new car that’s fully maintained and insured, with no deposit.
  • Ride to work scheme - save up to 37% on the latest bikes and accessories from a variety of retailers.
  • Public transport interest free season ticket loan.

Ready to make a difference

We'll make sure you're trained and ready to do your job but also that you have learning opportunities to help you develop your career. 

Zero harm - promoting a safe working environment

Our Corporate Health and Safety Strategy commits the Council to a culture of 'zero harm' where health and safety is everyone's responsibility.


Download privacy notices for recruitment and employees and contractors (PDFs).