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Make a difference, no matter your role

Maybe you want to be a visitor services advisor in our network of iCentres, or help to devise new marketing campaigns. Or maybe you want to bring the biggest and best events to Scotland, or write the code for our digital products and services.

Whatever your choice, your role is vital to our success and we can only be the best if we all work together.

Everyone that works for us has the chance to be part of something that's more than just a day job. Are you looking for a place where you can go home knowing that you've made a difference? Then working for us might be the best decision you ever made!

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Our latest staff survey results speak volumes


of staff feel that their work gives them a sense of personal accomplishment.


of staff agree that their manager is considerate of their life outside of work.


of staff feel that their manager is open to their ideas and feedback.


of staff feel proud to tell others they are part of VisitScotland.

Your benefits

At VisitScotland, we want to make sure we do what we can to contribute to your well-being, satisfaction, and overall success.

We're proud to offer you a wide range of benefits. These aim to provide you with a good work-life balance and help you be the best version of yourself that you can be.

Some of the things we offer

  • Annual leave

    Full-time employees can take 31.5 holiday days a year, rising to 36.5 days after five years’ continuous service. You can buy or sell up to 35 hours a year. They’ll also get five fixed public holidays; two days at New Year, one day for St Andrews Day and two days at Christmas. Annual leave for part-time workers is given on a pro-rata basis.

  • Family leave

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

  • Flexible working

    Wherever possible, we aim to allow our people to do their work where and when it suits them best. To help you maintain a healthy work-life balance, we offer hybrid and remote working. Depending on the job, we also offer part-time working, and flexible or compressed hours.

  • A range of pensions

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

  • Employee healthcare

    Staff, who have worked with us for more than one year, an annual limit to claim back the cost of certain healthcare expenses not covered by the NHS. These include, optical, dental, physiotherapy, and acupuncture.

  • Wellbeing

    We offer a number of mental wellbeing initiatives. These include staff support groups and access to a 24-hour employee assistance programme. We also offer free membership to the headspace-mediation app.

  • VS Learning Academy

    We love seeing people grow! You'll find a wide range of learning and development opportunities in our VS Learning Academy. These range from specific technical skills to management and leadership.

    We also have internal and external coaches and mentors available to support you on your career journey and help you reach your potential.

  • Professional growth

    At VisitScotland, we encourage a growth mindset that is employee focused and goals-driven.  We support staff to undertake work-related education programmes and qualifications.

    We also fund professional memberships and registration with professional bodies. This way, you have recognition and networking opportunities with your professional community.

  • Retail discounts

    Staff are able to save money at well-known retailers and supermarkets through our staff benefits portal.

  • CycleWork and Green Car schemes

    We offer salary sacrifice schemes which allow staff to lease cars and bikes with tax and National Insurance savings.

VisitScotland is a place where collaboration drives quality and innovation. We aim to support each other reach individual and collective goals, embracing our unique strengths and ideas to make a positive impact together.

Sally Hall, Talent & Organisation Development Manager at VisitScotland

Inclusion and diversity matters

At VisitScotland, we promote the ambition of inclusion without exception. We encourage equality, diversity and inclusion within our organisation as well as in the wider tourism industry.

Our aim is for our workforce to be representative of all sections of society and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best.

Read our equality strategy

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