Working for Us

At East Dunbartonshire Council, we put people at the heart of what we do. That includes our workforce as our employees truly are our greatest asset.

There are over 108,000 people living in East Dunbartonshire and our employees deliver services to every one of them.

Our workforce makes a difference to our communities – each day they empty bins, care for our elderly, educate our children, support the local economy and answer calls from our residents.

We demonstrate how highly we value our employees through our Fair Work First Practices Statement and wide ranging and generous employee benefits, which include


Terms & Conditions of Employment

East Dunbartonshire Council provides excellent terms and conditions of employment and career opportunities.

Our Workstyles

We firmly believe in ‘Anytime Anywhere’ principles.

As a forward thinking employer, our employees have opportunities to work in a way that suits them to support their work-life balance. We have a series of workstyles applicable to Council roles, ranging through Hybrid, Flexible, Fixed and Frontline.

We offer part time opportunities and employees can apply for Flexible Working from their first day of employment. 


We offer generous leave entitlement, starting from a minimum of 182 hours per year (pro rata) rising to 252 hours per year in addition to 6 public holidays for a 35-hour working week.

Family Friendly Policies

Our range of family friendly policies have generous entitlements including maternity leave, paternity leave, adoption leave and parental leave.

Career Development Opportunities

Focussed on our ‘Employees at the heart of what we do’ approach, employees have access to a wide range of jobs, training and development opportunities to support their career development.

Wellbeing Support

We support the mental and physical wellbeing of our employees, including access to independent counselling services, occupational health and physiotherapy. 

We have a 24/7 telephone and online Employee Assistance Programme available to all employees at any time.

In addition, we offer a rolling monthly programme highlighting wellbeing campaigns, topical resources and related information and external support that is available.

Financial Benefits

A comprehensive and modern pay package with incremental progression through our pay and grading system, automatic and contractual enrolment in the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) and access to salary sacrifice schemes.

Local Government Pension Scheme

The Local Government Pension Scheme in Scotland is a funded, defined benefit, statutory occupational pension scheme and is one of the main public pension schemes in Scotland. 

The scheme for East Dunbartonshire Council is administered by Strathclyde Pension Fund and is one of the best pension schemes there is with employer contributions of 19.3%.  It delivers:

  • A pension that increases each year in line with inflation
  • A pension that is payable to your surviving spouse or partner on your death after retirement
  • A tax free lump such 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 aid from any age if you have two years’ service and are declared permanently unfit for work

Work for us

We offer a wide range of different roles across various sectors. To come and join us, find our latest vacancies by visiting the East Dunbartonshire Council pages of Myjobscotland.