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At East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Culture Trust (EDLC) we put people at the heart of what we do. That includes our workforce as our employees truly are our greatest asset.

Introduction

Our workforce makes a difference to our communities – in our leisure centres, art galleries, libraries, schools and heritage venues.

We demonstrate how highly we value our employees through our wide ranging and generous employee benefits, which include:

EDLC provides excellent terms and conditions of employment and career opportunities.

As a forward thinking employer, our employees have opportunities to work in a way that suits them to support their work-life balance.

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 189 hours per year (pro rata) rising to 259 hours per year in addition to 6 public holidays for a 35-hour working week.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

Access to local credit union offering loans, mortgages and saving accounts and the ability to set up regular savings through payroll deductions.

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. Strathclyde Pension Fund administer the scheme on behalf of EDLC and eligible employees will be automatically enrolled into the scheme. You will pay contributions on pensionable pay at your contribution rate. Your contribution rate depends on how much you are paid, but it’s currently between 5.5% and 12%. There are five-tiers, with your contributions based on how much of your pensionable pay falls into each tier. EDLC pays the balance of the cost of providing your LGPS benefits. Every three years an independent review is undertaken to calculate how much the EDLC should contribute to the Scheme.

You will be able to transfer pension rights into the scheme from any other public sector scheme provided you make an application within 12 months of joining the authority. Employees are encouraged to sign up to SPFOnline. SPFOnline is a secure site that gives members access to their pension account online.

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

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