Our shared purpose as a whole organisation is to ensure that the people and place of Aberdeen prosper and are free from harm. No matter what role you undertake at Aberdeen City Council, you contribute to this purpose.
We value our employees and offer a number of benefits for working with us including but not limited to:
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
We are positive about equality, diversity and inclusion and are committed to promoting opportunities for all. We are proud to be a disability confident employer, a carer positive employer and an armed forces friendly employer. We have our Investors in Young People Standard Award, our Investors in People Gold Award as well as the Defence Employers Recognition Scheme Silver Award. We run regular events, activities and awareness raising initiatives with a focus on equality, diversity and inclusion across the organisation and have a number of policies and procedures which support this.
We are happy to talk flexible working and offer flexible working for most roles in the organisation meaning that many of our employees enjoy the freedom of choosing a working pattern that suits them as much as it suits the organisation.
For most roles in the organisation we encourage, as much as possible, our employees and teams to work smartly. This includes making the most of our ongoing digital investments and improvements to work at alternative locations.
Generous Annual Leave
We offer a generous amount of annual leave to our employees. Employees on our non-teaching and non-craft terms and conditions get 27 days annual leave per year plus 7 public holidays. After 5 years of continuous service, this increases to 32 days and after 10 years of continuous service, this increases to 35 days. Our employees also have the opportunity to purchase up to 5 additional annual leave days per year.
Our craft employees get 25 days annual leave per year plus 7 public holidays. After 5 years of continuous service, this increases to 30 days. After 10 years of continuous service, this increases to 35 days.
Aberdeen City Council has a pension scheme run by the North East Scotland Pension Fund. As an employer we pay in two thirds of the cost of the pension for our employees who choose to be part of the scheme. To learn more, please visit www.nespf.org.uk.
Salary Sacrifice Schemes and Discounts
We offer a number of salary sacrifice schemes including a car lease scheme, annual leave purchase schemes and a cycle to work scheme. Your Aberdeen City Council ID badge and employee number can also offer you great discounts on retail, eating out, travel & other great services across the city (and further afield).
Training and Development
We offer excellent training and development in all roles in the organisation with both corporate and role-specific training. We have an annual appraisal process which allows employees to grow into their role as well as highlight opportunities for further career development.