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Working for Argyll and Bute Council

A rewarding career where your skills and your contribution really count – that’s what’s on offer with us.

We are an award winning council. Together we deliver services that support every aspect of the lives of our communities. We need a wide range of professions, experience and skills to do that.

We are committed to being a supportive employer, offering a range of career paths, at whatever stage you are in your career.

Classroom assistant, accountant, lawyer, planner, social worker, teacher, surveyor, administrator, driver, environmental health officer – these are just some of the professions who find rewarding careers with us.

Argyll and Bute lifestyle

Our geography gives us a great lifestyle here in Argyll and Bute – stunning scenery, outdoors adventure and with the city-life of Scotland’s central belt close by if you want it.

From Bute to Tiree, and from Helensburgh to Campbeltown or Oban, if asked to sum Argyll and Bute up in three words, we’d say beautiful, successful and welcoming! #abplace2b


We encourage applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that represents the wider society that we serve. We champion diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued and a sense of belonging


We value our employees, and, in addition to beneficial terms and conditions, we work to support them in different ways, for example:

  • Our Employee Benefits Scheme offers a range of benefits and savings designed to help your physical, financial and mental wellbeing. For example, savings on bikes, travel and leisure and gym memberships.
  • Learning and Development – we provide opportunities for ongoing development ranging from internal training courses to externally provided professional qualifications. Employees who have completed a qualification are acknowledged at the council’s annual Learning Awards Ceremony.
  • Growing our own is all about providing opportunities for young people, but it’s also about investing in our own current workforce to develop their skills and create opportunities. Find out more about the "Growing Our Own" scheme

You can find out more about working for the council here - pay scales, the pension scheme and other benefits, and our main policies. We are also part of the Disability Confident Scheme. website

Job opportunities with our partners

Argyll and Bute Council works closely with other public sector organisations across the area. As part of our commitment to encouraging talented people to live and work in Argyll and Bute, we want to make sure that all job opportunities are easily found. Please see below links to the jobs currently available with our partners.

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Moving to Argyll and Bute

Thinking about relocating to Argyll and Bute, Home Argyll can provide you with Home Advice making it easy for you to find housing within Argyll and Bute.

Argyll and Bute Council operates a manager led recruitment process.  Our managers use the Talentlink recruitment portal to manage their vacancies fully from start to finish and are able to view all data contained in MyJobScotland. Managers will only use the information contained therein for recruitment and selection purposes in line with data protection as set out in the GDPR.

Application packs for supply posts in our schools

If you are appling for supply teaching, non-teaching or janitorial posts in our schools, you can find the application packs and documentation here: