Working at Midlothian Council

The largest employer in the area, Midlothian Council employs around 4,000 people who are making Midlothian a great green place to grow. We are a forward-looking organisation committed to improving the services we deliver while putting the customer at the centre of service delivery.

The Council serves a growing population estimated at approximately 93,200. The population is the fastest growing in Scotland and is predicted to rise to 99,000 by 2027 in a geographical area of 35,527 hectares.

A key priority for us is to develop our organisation and, in turn our community, through the development of our people. We are committed to creating a supportive, people-centred environment and developing a highly valued employee benefits package supported by our Council vision ‘Midlothian: A Great Green Place to Grow’.

You can make a real difference to the people who live and work here. Roles offer the opportunity to collaborate with the local community while working in a dynamic and flexible environment.

As an employer, we recognise that our most valuable assets are our people and we strive to be an employer of choice by providing a range of benefits to recruit the best people and retain them. In addition to a competitive salary, some of the benefits we offer include:

  •  Hybrid and flexible working policies
  •  Work / life balance policies
  •  Career Average Pension Scheme
  •  Generous annual leave and holidays
  •  Sickness allowance and support scheme
  •  Child-care vouchers
  •  Continued personal development
  •  Discounts


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