Working for Argyll and Bute Council

As we deliver services over such a wide area, we ensure that our employees are enabled to work flexibly with the appropriate ICT access.

Argyll and Bute Council employs around 5000 staff in over 300 different locations across our diverse, rural and island area. We are a people organisation, delivering services every day to the people of Argyll and Bute and to do that we have to have the right people with the right skills and attitudes in the right place at the right time. We value our employees and make sure that as an employer we provide support, training and development opportunities for a great career with us.

You will find some information about the Council as an employer here. If you have any further queries or would like more information about working in Argyll and Bute, please email us

The People Strategy sets out the Council’s approach to managing employees and creating a workforce for the future.

Our Employment Statistics are submitted each quarter to the Scottish Government for inclusion in the national Staffing Watch figures, you can access both historic and latest data on the Scottish Government website.

Since 1st April 2013 we have been a Living Wage employer - find out further background and details here.

Ways of Working

As we deliver services over such a wide area, we ensure that our employees are enabled to work flexibly with the appropriate ICT access. We also have a flexible working policy that enables a wide range of options on how to manage your working week.

The various flexible working options that you may be able to request depend on the individual requirements of a post.  Some of these are as follows:

  • Flexible working hours (flexi-time) - see our Flexible Working Hours policy for more details
  • Part time working
  • Job sharing
  • Temporary change of hours
  • Term time working
  • Working from home

More options are available, see our Alternative Ways of Working policy for more information

Our Employee code of conduct  sets out what we expect of our employees while working for Argyll and Bute Council.

We are committed to addressing inequalities faced by our staff, elected members and our customers. This is reaffirmed by our key principles to equality which are outlined in our Corporate Plan and detailed in our Equalities Mainstreaming Reports.

Salaries and Benefits

Rates of pay

Salary Scales for Local Government Employees

Travel and Subsistence Rates and Information

Moving to Argyll and Bute

Relocation package - information about the options available to new employees moving to the area (only applicable to posts which have been identified as eligible to offer a relocation package)

You can find out more about the Argyll and Bute area from our Information Page or on the website

Pension scheme

The Council is part of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).  You can find out more about the Scheme from the LGPS website

Pensions Discretions Policy

Working with Trade Unions

Working Together - Joint Statement (Argyll and Bute Council, and Trade Unions) August 2021

Trade Union Facility Time

The Council has a responsibility under the Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirements) Regulations 2017 to publish information relating to facility time taken by union representatives. These Regulations were laid following the enactment of the Trade Union Act 2016.

Trade Union Facility Time Report June 2022

Trade Union Facility Time Report June 2021

Trade Union Facility Time Report June 2020

Contact us

Further information about our policies, procedures and guidance for employees and managers is available from the HR Team -

Send an online enquiry using our contact form


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