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 2022 are:

  • A3 Grade: £22,182 – £24,488
  • A4 Grade: £25,713 – £27,335
  • B1 Grade: £28,702 – £31,541
  • B2 Grade: £33,120 – £37,936
  • B3 Grade: £41,642 – £49,860
  • BF Grade: £32,847 – £40,603
  • C1 Grade: £52,355 – £65,276
  • C2 Grade: £68,540 – £79,109
  • C3 Grade: £79,360 – £80,434

Pension:

  • Generous Civil Service pension scheme

Learning and Development:

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

Travel:

  • 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.