West Dunbartonshire Council
West Central Scotland is served by one of the best road links in the UK, putting the rest of Scotland, and the UK, within easy reach. West Dunbartonshire itself is just half an hour from Glasgow and our modern and spacious corporate headquarters at Church Street, Dumbarton are just 15 minutes from Glasgow International Airport. Plus, a half-hourly train service provides connections to Loch Lomond, Glasgow and beyond.
We serve the region's 90,000 people and thriving business community from our headquarters in Dumbarton and Clydebank, as well as several smaller offices across the region.
Excellent Terms and Conditions of Employment
West Dunbartonshire Council provides excellent terms and conditions of employment and career opportunities.
A competitive and modern pay package, access to our pension schemes and access to salary sacrifice arrangements for childcare.
❖ Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) in Scotland is a funded, defined benefit, statutory occupational pension scheme and it is one of the main public service pension schemes in Scotland. The Scottish Public Pensions Agency is
responsible for the LGPS regulations, but it is administered by Strathclyde Pension Fund. The LGPS is one of the best pension schemes there is.
- a pension that increases each year in line with inflation
- a pension payable to your surviving spouse or partner on your death after retirement
- a tax free lump sum in exchange for some of your pension
- death in service protection of three times your pay as a tax free lump sum
- a pension for your surviving spouse or partner on your death in service
- an ill health pension paid from any age if you have two years’ service but are permanently unable to work.
West Dunbartonshire Council offers generous leave entitlement, starting from a minimum of 33 days per year (25 days annual and eight days public holiday entitlement) rising to 43 days per year after 10 years’ service. This is based on full-time working and pro-rata for part-time employees.
❖Family Friendly Policies
We also offer a range of family friendly policies with generous entitlements, including maternity leave, maternity support, adoption and parental leave.
❖Career Development Opportunities
We provide access to a wide range of jobs, training and development opportunities to support your career aspirations.
❖Discounts and Benefits
A staff benefits scheme offers a wide range of exclusive discounts.
We provide support for the mental and physical wellbeing of staff, including independent Counselling Services, Occupational Health Service and Physiotherapy Services.