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 and 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)
  • massage
  • podiatry
  • health and wellbeing offers

Other benefits

  • Cycle to Work Scheme offering discounts on bicycles
  • Capital Credit Union

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