Our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant
Aberdeen City Council signed the Armed Forces Covenant back in 2013 and, in 2017, became a Silver Award recipient. Our aim is to achieve the Gold award but, more importantly, we want to make sure that we are supporting our employees, or potential employees, who are in or have left the armed forces, or are a partner / spouse / close one of someone in the forces. At the Council, we support our forces colleagues and have guidance available about this for employees and managers. We offer 15 days' paid leave for reservists and 5 days' paid leave for Cadet Force Adult Volunteers. We also support those who are mobilised as well as their close ones. We have recently set up a new Armed Forces Network and our People and Organisational Development team actively networks with other organisations to make sure we are doing as much as possible for our forces colleagues.
Aberdeen City Council is a local government organisation based in Aberdeen, Scotland. We have approximately 8000 employees and around 1000 different roles in our organisation. We have opportunities in many areas including (but not limited to) roads, trades, driving (including heavy goods vehicles), mechanics, engineering, social care, education & early years, customer services, facilities & building services, museums & galleries, as well as all of the usual business, administration and leadership roles that come with large organisations. We have excellent employee benefits such as great annual leave, pension scheme, access to discounts and salary sacrifice schemes, and the potential for flexible and smarter working in a lot of roles. We also have full-time and part-time roles available.