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 use to do our work. It also provides support and assistance towards course fees for qualifications which relate to your work or for future opportunities.
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.
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.