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Council vacancies


West Lothian Council is recognised by Investors in People.  We provide a range of benefits to our employees including career development and training.   

We frequently have vacancies for skilled tradespeople, teachers, carers and support staff.  Take a minute to look through our vacancies now.  It is easy to apply for a job why not apply for a job now.   

Updated: 13/03/2013


Frequently Asked Questions

Click a question to see the answer.

Can I submit my CV instead of the application form?

No, you must submit an application form for the position either online or by requesting a paper form from our recruitment service.

Under what circumstances are Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) checks carried out for positions advertised with the Council?

PVG checks are undertaken for all posts that are deemed as regulated posts under the PVG (Scotland) Act 2007 which involve working with children and/or protected adults.

Where do I send my completed application form?

Each vacancy page displays relevant information on where to send your application form. Online applications will be confirmed once submitted.

Would I still be able to get a job at the council if I have a conviction?

The Council has a Protecting Vulnerable Groups Policy which outlines the council’s responsibility in ensuring that vulnerable client groups are protected whilst at the same time ensuring there is no discrimination against individuals when they are applying for posts within the authority. The Council will seek a PVG Check when appointments are being made to positions which involve regulated work with children or protected adults as defined by the PVG (Scotland) Act 2007. These are appointments in respect of which the council would wish to ask exempt questions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA). These checks will assist the council to determine an individual’s suitability for undertaking regulated work. Where a PVG check is deemed necessary for a position, it will be made clear in all relevant documentation that a PVG check will be requested in the event that an individual is made a conditional offer.