Flexible working - Scottish Government Jobs

Flexible working

Helping our staff to find the right work-life balance

We provide a range of flexible working and leave options to help staff find a work-life balance that meets organisational needs and individual requirements and circumstances.

Key benefits include:

  • 25 days annual leave rising to 30 days after 4 years service
  • An additional 11.5 days public and privilege holidays
  • Working patterns including full-time, part-time and job-share
  • Flexi-time, term-time and compressed hours
  • A wide range of roles suited to hybrid working
  • Maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave
  • Career breaks, phased and partial retirement
  • A ‘Right to Disconnect Policy’ to enable staff to disengage from work outside normal working hours
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Reduced working week

We are reducing the working week to 35 hours from 1 October 2024.

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Hybrid working

As part of our current Hybrid Working Policy, staff members in roles which are suitable for hybrid working may have the opportunity to informally deliver work from home, in addition to time spent at their office-base.

Our current work arrangements require all employees to spend time every week working in an office and / or with stakeholders. Office base locations are defined based on team location and individual arrangements are agreed in advance with line managers. If you have a question about hybrid working contact our recruitment team.