All East Dunbartonshire Council Employees have access to a wide-ranging and generous benefits package, which include:
All full-time employees benefit from 26 days annual leave and 6 fixed public holidays per year from the first year of employment. This rises to a maximum of 36 days annual leave and 6 fixed public holidays, depending on the length of service. Part-time employees are also entitled to annual leave on a pro-rata basis.
Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) in Scotland is a funded, defined benefit, statutory occupational pension scheme and it is one of the main public service pension schemes in Scotland. The Scottish Public Pensions Agency is responsible for the LGPS regulations, but it is administered by Strathclyde Pension Fund. The LGPS is one of the best pension schemes there is.
- a pension that increases each year in line with inflation
- a pension payable to your surviving spouse or partner on your death after retirement
- a tax free lump sum in exchange for some of your pension
- death in service protection of three times your pay as a tax free lump sum
- a pension for your surviving spouse or partner on your death in service
- an ill health pension paid from any age if you have two years’ service but are permanently unable to work.
Occupational Sickness Pay
In addition to any entitlement you may have to Statutory Sick Pay, we also have an occupational scheme. This, depending on your length of service, will mean that you will receive up to 26 weeks full pay, then 26 weeks half-pay within a rolling year. We are also committed to the Health and Well-being of all our employees and have a range of services available to assist our employees to return to work following periods of sick leave.
All employees receive a Performance and Development Review (PDR). Within the PDR all developmental needs are reviewed and explored on both a personal and professional level. This is to make sure that our employees are; equipped to do the job and are motivated, this results in better customer service and service delivery.
The wellbeing of all our employees is extremely important to us. One such way we try to support the well-being of our employees is by participating in the Healthy Working Lives award programme, which supports employers and employees to develop health promotion and safety themes in the workplace in a practical, logical way that's beneficial to all.
We offer an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) to our employees, which provide a range of support services to employees 24 hours a day, seven days a week, online, by telephone and text and by email. This fully confidential programme will be available to all Council employees and will be delivered by Workplace Options who are one of the UK’s leading providers of EAPs. The services that will be available on a 24 hour basis include:
- Clinical Counselling over the phone
- Work-life Services
- Secure access to the EAP Website
- E-mail, text messaging and fax contact facilities
Work Life Balance
As a caring employer, we realise that there can be significant demands placed on our employees to balance life both at work and at home. To help our employees achieve this balance, we offer all employees with 26 week continuous service the right to request flexible working. In addition to this, we also offer generous entitlements for maternity, paternity, adoption and fostering leave, which in most cases, offer much more than the legal minimum.
All East Dunbartonshire Council employees are eligible to join Scotwest Credit Union and save directly from their wages or salary each pay day. Scotwest is a financial co-operative which exists to provide safe, competitive and fair financial services to anyone who lives or works in the West of Scotland, and provides a range of financial services.
All employees can benefit from a discounted corporate membership at our Leisure Centres based at;
- the Leisuredrome in Bishopbriggs
- Kirkintilloch Leisure Centre
- he Allander in Bearsden
These facilities have recently received a £0.5 million makeover and include swimming pools, gyms, spin studios, sports halls all with the latest classes and tuition.