Working at East Lothian council

We are the largest employer in East Lothian and currently employ over 4800 staff. Our headquarters are based in Haddington, although our team work in various locations across the county ranging from schools to libraries to 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.

  • We aim to be the best employer we can be, taking the needs of our 4,800 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.

Meet some of our staff and find out why they like working at East Lothian Council