Benefits for Scottish Parliamentary Service staff

As a progressive employer we are committed to maintaining and seeking ways of improving the terms and conditions of staff.

Work-Life Balance

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • 30 days' Annual Leave plus 11.5 days' Public and Privilege holidays
  • Special Leave in certain situations
  • Contractual Maternity, Adoption, Paternity and Shared Parental leave and pay arrangements.
  • Tax-Free Childcare Vouchers
  • Career Breaks


  • Exceptional Contribution Scheme
  • Certain interest free loans, including advance salary for season tickets
  • Paid professional subscriptions
  • Staff discount in Parliament Shop


  • Comprehensive development programmes

Health and Wellbeing

  • Confidential Counselling and Information Service
  • Health promotion and awareness programmes
  • Occupational Health Service
  • Free flu vaccinations
  • Occupational Sick Pay Scheme
  • Workplace restaurant providing healthy eating and dietary options
  • Cyclist parking and changing facilities
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Small onsite gym facility and corporate gym memberships at discount rates
  • Healthy living scheme
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