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Visit Scotland | Alba

Promoting Scotland and all its incredible experiences is something that our employees love being a part of – but there are other benefits that come part and parcel with working here too! 

Annual leave
Full-time employees can take 31.5 holiday days a year, rising to 36.5 days after 5 years’ continuous service. They’ll also get 5 fixed public holidays too; 2 days at New Year, 1 day for St Andrews Day and 2 days at Christmas. Annual leave for part-time workers is given on a pro-rata basis. 

Buying and selling additional leave
Available for the months of December and January each year, this scheme allows staff to buy up to 5 additional days leave or sell back 5 days through a monthly salary adjustment that’s spread over the holiday year.  

Cycle2Work scheme is a UK Government tax exemption initiative introduced to promote healthier journeys to work and to reduce environmental pollution. It allows us to lease cycles and cyclists' safety equipment to employees as a tax-free benefit.

All our employees are entitled to join any one of our three occupational pension schemes; the British Tourist Board Pension Scheme, the Lothian Pension Fund (part of LGPS) or the National Employee Savings Trust.

Training and development
Working with us, you’ll have access to a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities. These include:

  • A high quality online learning library of worksheets, workbooks and computer-based learning
  • Funding towards professional memberships and professional development
  • A wide range of short and long-term face-to-face and blended learning programmes
  • Experiential learning opportunities across internal departments and with external partners. 
  • Familiarisation opportunities to many Scottish visitor attractions with a VisitScotland ASVA Card.

The work-life balance
We offer flexible working options, which are subject to mutual agreement. These are:

  • Part time working
  • Compressed hours
  • Working from home
  • Working from another location
  • Flexible retirement

Family leave
We’re committed to being a family friendly employer and offer our staff generous entitlements to family leave such as enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave. Parental leave and shared parental leave are available too.

Health and wellbeing
Our Employee Healthcare Scheme allows staff to claim back the cost of certain healthcare expenses (optical, dental etc.) up to certain limits. We also offer an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) which can help employees deal with problems inside and outside the workplace.

Long service awards
We know just how valuable longstanding service is to what we do, that’s why we reward those who stick with us with milestone gifts and service recognition events.

Local discounts and offers
We have a number of discounts and special offers from independent retailers across Scotland as well as hotels both nationally and internationally. Employees are entitled to a 20% discount in any of our iCentres too. Not only that but we’ve also got a membership with Costco, The Scotch Malt Whisky Society and many more. 

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