Benefits of working for the Council

Generous Pay and Conditions

We offer competitive rates of pay and where all jobs are evaluated against the pay & grading scheme ensuring a fair and consistent approach to pay. However, your reward for working for the Council goes beyond the salary you receive.

Flexible and Agile working Patterns

We operate a comprehensive range of flexible working opportunities to allow you to achieve a better balance between your work and home life. Wherever it is practicable we try to accommodate your requests to work flexibly but access to schemes is dependent on the nature of the work you do.

Your wellbeing

We play a key role to support with the health and wellbeing of our employees as we recognise that this can have a positive impact on engagement and on productivity and effectiveness for the Council and the people we serve. We offer a Free 24-hour helpline for employees and their immediate family as well as reasonable adjustments for employees requiring support and to support our people to help achieve healthier and safer lifestyles both at work and home.

Generous Holiday Entitlement

Full time workers have a statutory right to 28 days paid holiday a year including bank holidays, the Council minimum entitlement, 33 days (including bank holidays and concessionary days), is 5 days higher. We are also there to support with circumstances where leave from work may help you maintain your work-life balance.

Benefit from Salary Sacrifice

As part of its reward package the Council offers a range of salary sacrifice schemes where employees can exchange a portion of their salary for some other form of non-cash benefit. For example childcare vouchers, lease of a brand new car, cycles, and purchase of additional leave.

Investing in your development and best work

An important aspect for all of us is the opportunity for development and progression with learning and development opportunities to meet both service needs and personal growth.

Local Government Pension Scheme

The Council offers access to a contributory pension scheme with the Council paying in around double the amount you pay towards your pension benefits payable on retirement.