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As one of Scotland's largest employers, we offer a wide range of rewarding and challenging and job and careers across a diverse range of public services such as:

  • Education and Social Care
  • Culture and Sporting Services
  • Community Safety
  • Roads Maintenance and Street Lighting
  • Parks and Open Spaces
  • Cleaning and Refuse Collection
  • Construction and Maintenance

We are an equal opportunities employer and want our workforce to reflect the diversity of the local community we serve. We particularly encourage applications from black and minority ethnic (BME) candidates who we would like to see better represented in our workforce. For more information read our Equality & Diversity page.

For more information read Equalities & Diversity page.

Applying to work with us

We are committed to ensuring that all applicants are treated fairly and are assessed purely on their ability to successfully perform the job.  We aim to select the most suitable person for each post on the basis of their relevant skills, knowledge, qualification and competence.

To do this we use a competency-based approach to recruitment. Using role profiles, person specifications and competency based interviews.

Role Profile:

Gives a general overview of the post along with the skills, knowledge, qualifications and competency requirements.

Person Specification:

  • Gives the specific requirements of the post.
  • Shows what applicants need to have (the essential criteria) and what would be good to have (the desirable criteria) in line with the competency requirements of the post.
  • The selection panel will use to short-list and shows where they'll get evidence of the applicants competence.

Competency Based Interview:

Applicants will be asked questions to give evidence of their competence for each competency. e.g. "Tell me about a time where you handled a difficult customer, what happened and what was the outcome"

Our pdf icon Guide to Applying for a Job [391kb] and  word icon Application for Employment Guidance Notes [151kb] explains the full recruitment and selection process and gives useful hints and tips to help you with your application.

We also have the following guides which provide an overview of our competency framework:

Current vacancies - You can view and apply for our current vacancies on myjobscotland's website.

You can view and apply for Home Care Services and Facilities Management and Catering Services vacancies here.

 

Employment Policies

We have a various policies in place relating to employment with us.

Select the appropriate link provided below to view each policy:

These provide a snapshot of what to expect and what we expect from you, if you work for us.

Benefits of working with us

Our employees have access to a wide-ranging and generous benefits package. If you're successful in your job application you'll have access to these benefits, which include:

  • 25 days (175 hours) paid annual leave, rising to 28 days (196 hours) after 5 years service
  • 12.5 days (87.5 hours) paid public holidays each year
  • Pension Scheme
  • Life and Personal Accident Insurance
  • Occupational Sickness Pay
  • Staff Benefit Scheme
  • Glasgow Credit Union

Please read the following for full details of the benefits on offer to our employees:

pdf icon Guide to Employee Benefits [268kb]

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