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Our employees are at the heart of everything we do. We recognise that having a diverse workforce is essential to our success. We're working across East Renfrewshire to achieve best outcomes for:

  • early years and vulnerable young people
  • learning life and work
  • environment and economy
  • safe, supportive communities
  • older people and people with long term conditions

We'll achieve this by excelling in our three capabilities - prevention, empowering communities and digital change. 

Read more about our vision and values.

East Renfrewshire is part of the Glasgow City region and sits to the south of the city of Glasgow with urban towns, rural villages and large areas of countryside. It's one of the most attractive places to live in Scotland, with a growing population drawn by high quality housing, excellent council-run schools and attractive green spaces.

Our education department and schools are regularly reported to be the best performing in Scotland, not just in terms of attainment but also crucially in closing the gap between those living in the most challenging of circumstances and those living in more affluent areas.

Three-quarters of our residents live in the Eastwood side of the area and the remaining quarter in the Levern Valley which includes Barrhead, Neilston and Uplawmoor. We have some of the most affluent areas of Scotland as well as some of the most deprived, a legacy of an industrial past.

East Renfrewshire has many green spaces for people to enjoy, including award-winning parks such as Rouken Glen, golf courses and sports pitches.

Working in local government doesn't just offer a rewarding career, there are some excellent benefits available.

Employees have access to a wide-ranging and generous benefits package. If you're successful in your job application you'll have access to these benefits, which include:

  • 23 days (161 hours) paid annual leave, rising to 28 days (196 hours) after 5 years service and 33 days (231 hours) after 10.
  • 10 days paid public holidays each year
  • flexi and agile working to ensure a good work/life balance
  • a generous salary related pension scheme 
  • employee wellbeing and benefits
  • learning and development opportunities
  • occupational sickness pay

View our payscales - April 2023 to March 2024 (Excel doc) [51KB]


We're committed to encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion among our workforce, and eliminating unlawful discrimination.  We aim to select the most suitable person for each post, on the basis of their relevant skills, knowledge, qualification and competence.

To do this we use a competency-based approach to recruitment which includes role profiles, person specifications and competency based interviews.

Role Profile

This gives a general overview of the post along with the skills, knowledge, qualifications and competency requirements.

Person Specification

  • gives the specific requirements of the post
  • shows what skills and qualifications applicants need to have (the essential criteria) and what would be good to have (the desirable criteria) in line with the competency requirements of the post
  • shows the method of assessment the panel will use to assess the candidates suitability for the post, including the application form, interview, skills tests and presentations


To ensure fairness to everyone, the same questions will be asked of all candidates

Applicants will be asked questions to give evidence of their competence. For example "why do you think that situation arose?",  "how did you deal with it?", " what did you do next?". 

East Renfrewshire Council is committed to encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion among our workforce, and eliminating unlawful discrimination. Our aim is for our workforce to be truly representative of all sections of society and our customers, and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best.

We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies and employee benefits, to support staff from different backgrounds.

We've committed to implement the key recommendations of the Scottish Parliament's Equalities and Human Rights Committee's race equality employment and skills making progress report., 

Read our  Fair work statement (PDF) [431KB]  

If a disabled applicant can clearly show in their application that they meet the essential criteria for the job (as shown in the person specification) they'll be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at interview.

When you've accepted a job offer from us you'll receive all the information you need to understand how we work and what's expected of you.  

View our Employment contract

Code of conduct (PDF) [268KB]

Annual Leave and Public Holiday Guidance (PDF) [924KB]

Flexi Time Scheme (PDF) [834KB]

Local government terms and conditions (PDF) [241KB]

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Last modified on 24 April 2024