Work with us

Diverse roles for amazing people – a career with Link makes a BIG difference

We aim to make a difference by making decisions that increase opportunity and wellbeing for people living across Scotland whilst looking after the environment.

Benefits of being an employee of Link Group, Link Housing, C~urb and Horizon (subject to the policies and benefit terms and conditions) include:

  • Competitive salary, reviewed annually, and opportunity for annual performance related salary increases and discretionary non-consolidated pay awards subject to terms of the scheme
  • 35 days’ holiday per year (inclusive of public holidays) pro rata plus an additional 1 day’s pro rata holiday per year after 1 years’ service up to a maximum of 40 days per year
  • Opportunity to buy and sell holiday days
  • Enhanced company sick and family friendly pay
  • Our apprentices receive apprenticeship scheme consolidated salary increases and are eligible for discretionary annual performance related non-consolidated pay awards subject to terms of the scheme
  • Temporary enhanced business travel mileage allowance to support employees with increased fuel costs
  • Access to paid qualifications and a wide range of learning and development opportunities
  • Funded Disclosure Scotland and Scottish Social Services Council regulatory memberships
  • Funded professional membership e.g. CIH, CIMA
  • Defined contribution pension with matched generous employer pension contributions plus salary exchange and additional voluntary contribution options
  • Life assurance scheme providing death in service benefits to named beneficiaries
  • Healthcare cash plan for employees (and dependents) to support health and wellbeing plus discounts on shopping, restaurants and other services
  • Employee assistance programme for employees and their immediate household dependants to support health, mental and financial well-being
  • Annual flu vaccination
  • Flexible working options in most services. Link offers hybrid working for suitable roles so there may be opportunities for home working.
  • Up to £500 tax free pensions advice allowance for employees within 5 years of pension retirement eligibility
  • Access to a savings and borrowing scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Travel season/travel ticket loan
  • Career progression and opportunities across the wider Link group partner organisations
  • and much more!

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

At Link, ‘belonging with us’ means engaging the full potential of individuals, where innovation thrives, and views, beliefs and values are connected.

We aim to provide excellent services tailored to deliver the needs of the people who use our services.

Through active leadership and good governance, we aim to create a culture where everyone feels they belong, are valued for their contributions and views, and have opportunities for employment and development.

We aim to proactively celebrate our diverse communities.

Fair Work Practices Statement

Link Effective Voice Statement

Our awards and accreditations

We are committed to the training and development of our people. We support and encourage them to reach their potential by participating in a number of accreditations and award schemes.

Healthy Working Lives Gold Award

We have been accredited with a Healthy Working Lives (HWL) Gold Award as we strive to promote Health and Wellbeing to staff across the business.

Investor in People Gold Award

We are an Investor in People, meaning we strive for continuous improvement through the management and development of our staff.

Investor in Young People

We are also an Investor in Young People. This is the only people-management standard that focuses on an employer’s recruitment and retention of young people.

This represents a true commitment to the training and development of young people and demonstrates that Link is an employer of choice for young people.

Investor in Volunteers

We have achieved the Investing in Volunteers standard and received a national award for quality in volunteer management.

This demonstrates we are committed to our volunteers and to the highest organisational standards of volunteering.

Inclusive Employers

 Inclusive Employers logo

Inclusive Employers are a leading membership organisation for employers who are committed to prioritising inclusion and creating truly inclusive workplaces.

Accredited Scottish Living Wage Employer

We are an accredited Scottish Living Wage employer.

See me

We have signed the "See Me" pledge to tackle the stigma that can be associated with mental health issues.

Stonewall

Link participates in Stonewall Scotland's Diversity Champion scheme, which provides employers with support to develop improved recruitment and employment practices for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people.

Disability Confident

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all applicants with disabilities who meet the essential criteria for the posts being advertised.

Training and work experience

We offer a number of volunteering opportunities, work placements and apprenticeships not only within Link, but with some of our contractors.

Volunteering

Our subsidiaries, LinkLiving and Horizon, offer volunteering opportunities which give participants the chance to learn or refresh skills while building confidence and self-esteem through helping others.

Work placements

We work in partnership with a number of schools, colleges and training providers to offer work placements to pupils and students.

We also ask the contractors we employ to provide work placement opportunities to young people to help them gain experience in the construction industry. 

Apprenticeships

We offer modern apprenticeships in business administration, housing, construction, social care and within our trades team, C~urb Property Maintenance.

The apprenticeships give young people the opportunity to begin their careers with Link and the chance to progress within the organisation. 

Some of our contractors also offer apprenticeships as part of community benefits in procurement.

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