The Council offers a wide range of benefits to our
The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) is a final salary
scheme that provides excellent benefits including a guaranteed
pension and lump sum, life cover with dependants' pensions and ill
health benefits. You can read more about the scheme at
the Local Government Pension Scheme
Most employees automatically join the Local Government Pension
Scheme (casual or relief employees are not eligible to join the
scheme). However, you do have the right to opt out if you choose
We offer a minimum of 23 days holiday entitlement plus bank
holidays, with additional leave entitlement for long service. Those
who work part time have leave calculated on a pro rata basis,
depending on the number of hours they work.
We will consider requests for a range of flexible working
options to help staff achieve a better balance between their home
and work commitments, and to balance the needs of our services.
These include varied work patterns including flexi-time and home
based working, together with paid and unpaid leave.
We have always recognised the importance of the family, and
the need to support working parents and carers in ways that help
them balance their work and family lives. We know there are times
when the needs of dependants (children, partners, elderly parents)
have to come first. At these times the Council will do what it can
to accommodate your need to take time off. We offer maternity,
paternity and adoption leave above the statutory minimum. Staff who
care for adults or a disabled child are entitled to carers
Childcare Vouchers Scheme
If you are using registered or approved childcare, you can
choose to take part of your salary in childcare vouchers to pay for
Private Health Insurance
The Council has a staff contributory private healthcare scheme,
open to all staff.
Give as you Earn Scheme
We participate in a payroll-giving scheme, which allows
employees to make tax-free donations to registered charities.
Season ticket loans
An interest-free season ticket loan scheme is in operation for
all employees after completion of probation period.
Bicycle Salary Sacrifice Scheme
The bicycle salary sacrifice scheme lets staff lease a new
bicycle through the Council with an option to buy at the end of the
leasing period. The scheme has financial benefits for both the
employee and the Council.
Free swimming and discounted leisure facilities in the borough
are avaialble to help you lead a healthy lifestyle. There are
also offers on library services, beauty, entertainment and
We offer our staff a travel allowance equivalent to zones
one and two, subject to certain conditions and after a qualifying