Welcome to Glasgow Life's staff portal. This page will be updated regularly as we get more information about the impact of coronavirus (Covid-19) on our services.
Reopening our venues and preparing for your return to work
With the Scottish Government continuing to ease lockdown restrictions, the focus will increasingly turn to the safe reopening of Glasgow’s businesses and workplaces.
Our Returning to Work Guide aims to give an overview of the changes we're introducing to support safe working in our buildings and venues after Covid-19. While some of the changes may differ according to where you work, the general principles apply in all our venues.
To view a list of which venues we have prioritised for reopening and to find answers to some Frequently Asked Questions, visit the Covid-19 latest information page of our website.
All staff returning to their workplace will need to complete Glasgow Life’s mandatory ‘Coronavirus Awareness’ training course on GOLD. You can click on this link for instructions on how to access GOLD from home.
Your line manager will contact you soon to arrange a suitable date and time for a phone call to discuss your return. These documents may be helpful to read through in advance of this:
- Returning to work – discussion template
- Returning to work – guidance notes for managers
- Returning to work – venue reopening guidance
Heads of Service will inform managers as to when they should begin scheduling these conversations with their teams. In the meantime, if you have any questions please raise them with your line manager.
Frequently asked questions (FAQs), volunteering information and health and wellbeing support
Thank you to everyone across Glasgow Life for your continued commitment and hard work throughout this challenging situation.
We know you have many questions about the impact of Covid-19 on Glasgow Life's services and your role, so we've created a list of frequently asked questions.
We also know that many of you are keen to help maintain the vital services that the Glasgow City Council family delivers across the city everyday, so we've put together information on how you can register for volunteering opportunities.
And if you feel that you need some support with any aspect of your mental health, we've put together a variety of resources on our health and wellbeing page.
We will continue to update this portal regularly, so please bookmark this page and check back often to keep up-to-date with the latest guidance. If you still have questions, please speak to your line manager.
Behind the scenes at Glasgow Life
Throughout lockdown we’ll be going behind the scenes at Glasgow Life and shining the spotlight on different areas of our organisation. Read on to find out how we’re responding to the challenges of Covid-19 and what’s on the horizon.
Internal and External Vacancies
View and apply for internal vacancies. This link will take you to a list of Glasgow Life and wider Council Family vacancies on My Job Scotland for internal fulfillment. It’s specifically for Glasgow Life staff and should not be shared more widely as not all Glasgow Life vacancies shown here will be available externally.
To view Glasgow Life vacancies that are being advertised externally, or to share them with anyone not currently employed by Glasgow Life, see external vacancies on My Job Scotland.
You will need a My Job Scotland account to be able to apply for any opportunities.
Health and Wellbeing update – Wednesday 16 September
Flu Vaccination Programme 2020:
We are again pleased to offer the opportunity for all Glasgow Life employees* to participate in the Flu Vaccination Programme. Due to Covid-19, this year’s programme will be different. We will email a vaccination voucher that you can redeem at a Boots store on a date/time that suits you. A list of participating Boots stores and step-by-step instructions on how to book your appointment will be given on the voucher.
The NHS has extended the group of people who will be offered the flu vaccine this year, including unpaid and young carers and those living in the same house as people previously shielding from coronavirus. You can find full details of all groups included in the first phase on NHS Inform and staff in these categories can request a flu vaccination from their GP.
To request your voucher, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and the email address that you wish the voucher to be sent to. Vouchers are limited so please request your voucher as soon as you can to avoid disappointment and please only request a voucher if you are certain that you will use it.
The email address you give will only be used to send you a vaccination voucher. Your details will not be shared with any other party or used for any other reason. If you supply a personal email address, you are consenting to Glasgow Life contacting you via this personal email address only with regard to this flu vaccination offer. Glasgow Life will not retain your personal email information.
For more advice on preparing for cold and flu season please visit NHS Inform.
*The QIV vaccine being offered is licensed for those aged 18 and over and those under 65. Any member of staff who does not fall into the age range of 18 to 65 will be signposted to their GP for an alternative vaccine. The Trivalent (TIV) vaccine has been demonstrated to be far more effective for those over 65 and is being stocked by GP surgeries and provided freely for this age group.