In line with the Scottish Government, Transport Scotland is an equal opportunities employer offering equal pay for doing equal work or work of equal value.  

For detailed information about pensions and benefits, see the Work for Scotland website.

Transport Scotland offers competitive salary, flexi-time, and a progressive health and welfare programme.  

We also offer Emergency leave, Maternity/Paternity/Adoption leave, and a generous annual leave package.

Holidays and Leave

  • 25 days of annual leave, rising to 30 days after 4 years’ continuous service
  • 11.5 days of public holidays in addition to annual leave
  • Maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave at enhanced rates after a qualifying period
  • Up to 6 days paid leave for volunteering
  • Paid and unpaid special leave to deal with domestic issues, and undertake a range of public duties

Flexible Working

  • We support flexible working with a wide range of alternative working patterns, e.g. part-time, part-year, compressed working
  • A flexi-time system allows you to manage your daily and weekly working hours to support a healthy work/life balance
  • We are trialing hybrid working to allow staff a mix of home and office working, subject to business needs
  • Learning and development that is tailored to your role


  • Generous Civil Service pension scheme


  • Cycle to work scheme – make tax savings on the purchase of a bike to cycle to work
  • Season-ticket loans for your travel to work

Employee discounts

  • Access to an online portal to access a variety of instant savings for free

Equal opportunities employer

Our aim is to eliminate discrimination and unfair treatment on the grounds of irrelevant difference, including those characteristics protected by the law.

Protected characteristics are:

  • age
  • disability
  • gender re-assignment
  • marriage and civil partnership
  • pregnancy and maternity
  • race
  • religion and belief
  • sex
  • sexual orientation

Equal pay policy

The Scottish Government is an equal opportunities employer and all staff should be treated equally irrespective of their sex, marital/civil partnership status, age, race, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, religion or belief, working pattern, employment status, gender identity (transgender), caring responsibility, or trade union membership, and receive equal pay for doing equal work or work of equal value.

With this in mind the Scottish Government will operate a pay and reward system which is transparent, based on objective criteria and free from bias.