Employee Benefits

We offer a friendly working environment, the opportunity to develop your career with us and generous flexible benefits, including

Work-Life Balance

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • 30 days' Annual Leave plus 11.5 days' Public and Privilege holidays (pro-rated if you work on a part-time basis)
  • Special Leave in certain situations
  • Contractual maternity, adoption, paternity and shared parental leave and pay arrangements.
  • Career Breaks


Unless staff choose otherwise we offer the opportunity to join the Civil Service pension arrangements. We’ll make employer contributions towards the Civil Service pension. More information can be found on the Civil Service Pensions website.

Health and Wellbeing

  • Confidential Counselling and Information Service
  • Health promotion and awareness programmes
  • Occupational health service
  • Free flu vaccinations
  • Occupational Sick Pay Scheme
  • Workplace restaurant providing healthy eating and dietary options
  • Cyclist parking and changing facilities
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Small onsite gym facility and corporate gym memberships at discount rates
  • Healthy living scheme
  • Parent Mentor Scheme

Other Benefits

  • Certain interest free loans, including advance salary for season tickets for travel
  • Paid professional subscriptions
  • Staff discount in Parliament Shop


MSP staff can also access many of the benefits outlined above and have the opportunity to join a group personal pension scheme that attracts an employer’s contribution of 10% of salary. More information can be found in individual adverts.