Welcome to Glasgow City Council.
As outlined in your Statement of Particulars as an employee of Glasgow City Council you have terms and conditions of employment which you agreed to, these are referred to as Conditions of Service. We also have employee policies and procedures and additional information which set out our employment arrangements.
We are committed to developing and supporting our staff in a number of key areas, whilst directly linking in with the Council`s Strategic Plan. Our Organisational Development Framework Focuses on the following areas: -
Our vision and values as a council are important, as these define our organisational priorities and principles. As detailed in our strategic plan, a key priority for the Council is "Supporting a fair and sustainable city where everyone gets to contribute and all can benefit from a flourishing Glasgow'.
Our Organisational Development Framework supports behavioural change, as we understand that in order to meet this vision, we need to create an environment where staff, regardless of their role feel valued, motivated, involved and inspired to make a difference as they carry out their jobs on a day-to-day basis.
We have a planned and systematic approach to achieving our vision with our focus on the development of people in areas that make a difference across the organisation, while continually encouraging them to acknowledge the difference they make every day working for the people of Glasgow.
A free, confidential and independent resource to help you with any work, family or personal issue, this service is available to you any time, any day. Your family, partner and those close to you can also access the service.
The Employee Assistance Programme can be accessed by:
As an employee you benefit from 25% off purchases in all Glasgow Museums' shops. There are a wide range of gifts on offer including framed prints, sculptures, clothing, jewellery, books and homeware.
Simply show your staff ID badge or recent payslip at the till when making your purchase to receive 25% off.
The 25% discount does not apply to gift vouchers, stamps, concert or exhibition tickets. Discount only available in store on producing your council ID badge, or salary slip.
To help you manage your finances we provide the facility to make payments directly from your salary to the following organisations:-
Any charity of your choice via our Give as you Earn Scheme
City Parking operates a car park within the Collegelands Development at Duke Street which has 1,170 car parking spaces, offering competitive rates for employees of Glasgow City Council and our Arm's Length Organisations.
If you have a contract for 3 months or more you can join the Strathclyde Pension Fund Scheme
It is a 'career average revalued earnings (CARE) scheme', meaning your pension is based on a career average basis when you retire from the Council.
It includes Death in Service benefits of 3 times salary.
Your contribution rates is based on your salary, details of current rates can be found here https://www.spfo.org.uk/index.aspx?articleid=14879
Your employer pays the rest of the cost of providing your benefits. This amount varies but it's always enough to make sure your pension can be paid and will be at least 19.3% of your pay.
You get tax relief on your contributions - the tax you pay on your salary is calculated after your pension contributions are deducted.