Working Here


There are many aspects of everyday living and chances are we’re involved most of them. From educating and developing minds to economic development for the area, we play a key role in the lives of everyone who lives, works and visits the area. Our services cover everything from refuse collection to town planning – and much more besides.

We’re the area’s largest employer, providing essential services to over 140,000 local residents. We’re responsible for managing and maintaining almost 9,000 council houses and running and staffing almost 90 schools. And that’s only a small part of what we do for the people of Perth and Kinross.

We’re committed to making the best use of public resources and ensuring that we build upon our successes and keep on improving the services we offer. We’re also committed to enhancing the quality of life, not just for the people we serve, but also for the people who make our achievements possible: our dedicated and driven staff.

Our Learn, Innovate, Grow, Development Discussions ensure staff are aware of how their efforts help the Council to achieve its objectives and identify how to develop and progress their careers ensuring we continue to provide effective services to the community.

As well as offering flexible working arrangements, the Council has a range of benefits available including tax efficient schemes on childcare, bikes, cars and charity giving, discounted gym membership, Corporate Health Cash Plan, Credit Union and discounted purchases for local businesses.


One of the most attractive benefits for Council employees is the option to become a member of the pension scheme. It is never too early to start thinking about retirement. The Council has two Schemes- the Scottish Teachers Superannuation Scheme (STSS) and the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).

So, if you’re thinking of making the most of your talent in a truly rewarding environment, maybe you should be thinking about us.

Perth & Kinross Council recognises the importance of having the right people at the right time with the right skills, abilities and attitudes to fulfil our aim of delivering excellent services to the communities we serve.

To help us achieve this, the Council aims to attract and retain employees who are committed to delivering excellent public services and making us a dynamic and innovative Council.

We aim to provide employment opportunities on a fair and equal basis and creating a working environment for all employees that is safe, accessible, and free from harassment or discrimination and which values and respects each individual's identities and cultures. To this end, an Equality Impact Assessment was undertaken to ensure the Council was meeting its statutory obligations with regard to our recruitment processes.

Applications will be accepted from candidates from out with the UK and sponsorship considered for eligible posts. Where posts are not eligible for sponsorship, candidates must have the right to work in the UK and will be asked to provide evidence of this. For information about applying for work from out with the UK, please see Right to Work in the UK – Information on Visas and Immigration.

Help for British Sign Language users

British Sign Language (BSL) users can contact us via contactSCOTLAND-BSL, the online British Sign Language interpreting service. Find out more on the contactSCOTLAND website.

The Employment Support Team in the Council and the Perth and Kinross Employability Network work in partnership with Deaf Links and Tayside Deaf Hub.

If you or someone you know would like a copy of this information in another language or format, (on occasion, only a summary of the document will be provided in translation), this can be arranged by contacting the Customer Service Centre on 01738 475000.

You can also send us a text message on 07824 498145.

All Council Services can offer a telephone translation facility.