We are committed to the training and development of our staff and support them to reach their potential by participating in a number of accreditations and award schemes.
We recently achieved the hat-trick of being awarded Investors in People Gold, Investors in Young People Gold and High Performing for Health and Wellbeing.
These confirmed our ongoing commitment to investing in our staff and our multiple initiatives towards supporting healthy working and living.
Equal and inclusive employer
We are an equal and inclusive employer and welcome applications from all sectors of the community. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer, as well as being ranked 46th in the National Centre for Diversity’s Top 100 index.
We are a Living Wage employer, which means we pay everyone working at Link, regardless of whether they are permanent employees or third-party contractors and suppliers, the Scottish Living Wage (which is significantly higher than the national minimum and national living wage).
We offer a wide variety of benefits, including flexi-time, generous holidays, a contributory pension scheme, corporate clothing vouchers, an employee assistance programme and childcare vouchers.
We offer our people the opportunity to enhance their knowledge through employee training, development and professional accreditations.
Our awards and accreditations
- 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.
- Investors in Diversity
We are accredited as an Investor in Diversity - a nationally recognised equality and diversity accreditation that recognises excellence in this area.
- See me
We have signed the "See Me" pledge to tackle the stigma that can be associated with mental health issues.
Link particpates 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 disabilties who meet the essential criteria for the posts being advertised.