Workforce, Pensions and Training

14.02.18

Council braces for loss of up to 370 jobs

Up to 370 jobs are set to go at Aberdeen City Council, the authority’s leaders have announced today.

Around 230 full-time jobs will be cut and 140 vacant positions removed in a bid to save £10m in 2018-19.

The council hopes the cuts to the full-time jobs will be made through voluntary redundancies.

Angela Scott, chief executive of Aberdeen City Council, said: “We are committed to managing the reduction in posts in as sensitive and understanding a way as we can.

“As opportunities for change are identified, primarily as a result of teams coming together in the functional structure and highlighting duplication, employees will be involved through both engagement and consultation.”

The council is looking to slash £125m from its budget over the next five years.

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