How we support you


Learning and development

Your development is important to all of us in NatureScot.  When you start working for us, you will complete an on-boarding programme, required by all new employees.

Your line manager will support you by having regular meetings to monitor your progress both in your probationary period and beyond.  They will help you to identify learning and development, supporting you to learn and grow in your job.

NatureScot provides comprehensive learning which supports all of us to do our work.  It also provides support and assistance towards course fees for qualifications which relate to your work or for future opportunities.

Flexible working

Many of the benefits we offer go beyond our legal obligations as an employer.  We want to help you balance things - we've built a range of flexible working options, including job sharing, part-time hours, flexi-time, homeworking.

Wellbeing - Employee Assistance Programme

 We offer an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).  This benefit is available to all employees by telephone through a helpline, as well as an online service.  Employees can call the EAP from home or abroad 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year for access to telephone counselling.

The service provides employees with telephone, online and face-to-face counselling (if required).  The service also provides employees with a wide range of more specialist information on a number of topics, including:

  • Financial advice
  • Debt counselling
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Care for dependants
  • Sign posting and support

Season ticket loans

We offer free loans to purchase public transport season tickets which are then recovered monthly from your salary.

Professional subscriptions

NatureScot recognises that it is important for some roles to maintain membership of professional associations and industry bodies, which supports the aims and objectives of the organisation.

In funding individual subscriptions, NatureScot will ensure that memberships maintain relevance to your current role.

Essential for the role NatureScot will reimburse 100% of the subscription fees.  Desirable for the role NatureScot will reimburse 50% of the subscription fees.

Assistance towards VDU prescription glasses

We provide assistance towards the cost of glasses or contact lenses which are required for display screen use.

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