Working for us

Benefits of working for us


We have a fair and transparent pay strategy. It is based on 15 grades (HC01-HC15) with either 4 or 5 annual increments within each grade.

Policies, scales and guidance

Excellent career opportunities

We are the largest employer in the Highlands and offer an unrivaled range of jobs. We reward your commitment with excellent benefits. 


We contribute to a high quality CARE pension scheme that enables you to make adequate provision for when you retire. You put in 6 per cent of your pensionable pay and we make an additional contribution. You don’t have to join the scheme but we will enrol you unless you choose not to go ahead with it. 

Relocation expenses

If you have to move home in order to join us, we offer a generous expenses package of up to £6,500. The post details that you receive for a job application will confirm whether relocation expenses are offered.

Learning and development

Our induction programme helps all new employees get to know the organisation.

We will give you all the training you need for your role. We have a regular review system which focuses on your development needs and gives you the chance to talk about your job, and your plans for the future.We offer European Computer Driving Licence training and have a comprehensive digital learning centre. 

We are committed to helping you manage your workload, stress and any health issues.

Flexible working

We help to create a balance between your work and home life by offering:

  • Job sharing
  • Working from home
  • Flexible working hours

Family friendly policies

  • Maternity and paternity benefits including new adoptive parents. We offer up to 18 weeks unpaid leave
  • Time off when you need it to care for your children or a dependent relative  

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