Our Reward Benefits - Work For Scotland

Our Reward Benefits

We believe that rewards are about more than the salary you receive for a job well done.

Of course, working with us gives you the chance to make the sort of impact that’s rare with any other organisation in Scotland – you can contribute to decisions vital to Scotland, and play a part in developing and influencing the policies that touch all our lives.

We’ve developed a comprehensive range of rewards that recognise your achievements, build on your skills and help you find a healthy work/life balance.

Holidays and leave:

  • 25 days of annual leave, rising to 30 days after 4 years’ continuous service
  • 11.5 days of public holidays in addition to annual leave
  • Maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave at enhanced rates after a qualifying period
  • Up to 6 days paid leave for volunteering
  • Paid and unpaid special leave to deal with domestic issues, and undertake a range of public duties. 

Flexible working:

  • We support flexible working with a wide range of alternative working patterns, e.g. part-time, part-year, compressed working
  • A flexi-time system allows you to manage your daily and weekly working hours to support a healthy work/life balance
  • We are trialing hybrid working to allow staff a mix of home and office working, subject to business needs

Competitive salary:

The pay ranges we offer from 1 April 2023 are:

  • A3 Grade: £23,292 – £26,133
  • A4 Grade: £26,999 – £29,122
  • B1 Grade: £30,558 – £33,539
  • B2 Grade: £35,196 – £40,246
  • B3 Grade: £43,725 – £52,353
  • BF Grade: £34,490 – £42,634
  • C1 Grade: £54,973 – £68,540
  • C2 Grade: £71,967 – £83,065
  • C3 Grade: £83,328 – £84,456


  • Generous Civil Service pension scheme

Learning and development:

  • Skills development tailored to your role
  • Mentoring programmes
  • Annual programme of bookable training sessions and events


  • Cycle to work scheme – make tax savings on the purchase of a bike to cycle to work
  • Season-ticket loans for your travel to work

Employee discounts:

  • Access to an online portal to access a variety of instant savings for free.