East Lothian Council

Working for the Council

Enlightened. Forward thinking. In tune with the needs of modern life.  Many employers claim to be all of these things – we work hard to actually be them.

  • We aim to be the best employer we can be, taking the needs of our 4,480 staff into account.
  • We understand that there’s life beyond work, so we aim to offer flexible working hours that fit in with the demands of family life wherever we can.
  • We understand that people worry about life after work, so we offer final salary pension schemes to help make sure that retirement is something to enjoy.
  • We realise that ambitions matter, so we offer the training and support that people need to realise their goals and make the most of their potential.
  • Our Headquarters are in Haddington, although our team work in various locations across the county ranging from schools and local libraries to sport centres and parks.
  • We aim to be a place where people want to work – and to be an organisation which people are proud to be part of. This was acknowledged recently when we secured the HR Networks ‘Best Workplace’ National Award in 2010.
  • There are many opportunities on offer here – have you got what it takes to realise them?   
  • Close to the capital but a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of city life, East Lothian boasts some of the most picturesque villages and tranquil beaches around.
  • From the bustling towns of Haddington, Dunbar and Musselburgh to the coastal villages of Aberlady and Gullane, whatever you’re looking for from life, you’ll find it here.
  • The region boasts 19 golf courses, including many which play host to major international tournaments. The local beaches are a hit with surfers, while Musselburgh Racecourse is popular with locals and visitors alike.
  • The local economy, which previously relied on farming, fishing, mining and manufacturing, is now based on modern industries such as chemical research, printing and electronics, as well as tourism.

Property prices in the area compare favourably with those of the nearby capital, making East Lothian popular with commuters and families. Good transport links make reaching Edinburgh and the rest of Scotland easy. And as you would expect from the county in our care, East Lothian’s schools are first class.

East Lothian Council, John Muir House, Haddington, East Lothian, EH41 3HA

Telephone: 01620 827315

East Lothian Council, John Muir House Brewery Park Haddington East Lothian EH41 3HA.