Benefits of working for East Lothian Council

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 & 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