Working at East Lothian Council

We know many of our people have busy lives and different responsibilities. That’s why we offer flexible working arrangements and family-friendly policies for many roles. We’re also investing in digital to make it easier for employees to work smartly and in agile way and we're supportive of green travel initiatives to give people more options.

Take a look at the amazing benefits package we offer our employees:

  • a generous holiday entitlement
  • a choice of recognised trade union memberships
  • automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • flexi-time scheme – many of our posts offer this opportunity
  • parental and shared parental leave
  • time off for dependants
  • career break
  • commitment to work-life balance offering flexibility through various schemes including job share, flexible working and compressed hours.
  • free employee parking at council locations
  • Service Recognition Scheme

Career development

  • full induction for new employees
  • formal performance review and development (PRD) discussions with your manager
  • regular 1:1s to review progress and objectives
  • training and career development opportunities

Travel, car allowances and schemes

  • mileage allowances at 45p per mile when an employee uses their own car for official business
  • mileage rates are also paid for employees using motorcycles
  • car sharing scheme
  • pool cars
  • salary sacrifice for cars (visit our provider NHS Fleets Solutions for more information)

Health and wellbeing

  • Occupational Health Service
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) – a confidential, independent counselling service
  • access to physiotherapy services
  • discounted entry to Enjoy Leisure gyms, pools and health suites
  • discount on eye tests (subject to conditions)
  • Healthy Working Lives advice and services – in 2007 East Lothian was the first Scottish local authority to gain the ‘Gold’ award which is still held to this day
  • massage
  • podiatry

Other benefits

  • Cycle to Work Scheme offering discounts on bicycles
  • Capital Credit Union
  • health and wellbeing offers

With a range of diverse roles on offer, it’s an exciting time to join East Lothian Council!

We look forward to receiving your application.

Find out more about working for us

Visit the ‘Working for Us’ pages on our website.