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An introduction to working for the council

At South Lanarkshire Council, we want to make sure our employees feel valued and rewarded for their hard work and commitment. We also want employees to enjoy a good work/life balance.

We offer flexible working and family friendly policies as well as a generous annual leave entitlement that increases with service. There is also the option to buy additional leave or bank leave from the current year to use in the future.

In addition we offer information and advice on childcare, provide a holiday play club and the option to buy childcare vouchers.

Employees and their families have access to our Learning Resource Centres based in East Kilbride and Hamilton. These centres offer free access to a selection of computer based training books, tapes and packages. We have recently introduced Learning online which will enable employees to do courses from their pc at work or at home.

We offer the free services of an Independent Financial Advisor who can assist employees with planning their finances.

Employees can sign-up to the Scotwest Credit Union where they can take out a loan or save money through a fortnightly payroll deduction from their salary.

Our non teaching staff can be members of Strathclyde Pension Fund, one of the top schemes in the country. This provides members a pension based on their  final salary and offers a range of flexible options to suit your personal circumstances. Teachers pensions are provided through the Scottish Teachers Superannuation Scheme.

For employees dedicated to fitness and healthy living we offer discounted membership with South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture.  Employees who sign up a for a fitness membership receive 10% discount at all South Lanarkshire Leisure's Beauty Within salons.

We participate in Healthy Working Lives, a national programme to enable us to understand, protect and improve the health of our employees. This also means we are better placed to support those with health problems to remain in work.

Through this programme, we provide information bulletins, health checks, lifestyle advice, home study education courses and reduced rates at all South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture Trust facilities.