As an employee, you will enjoy a range of benefits.
We offer flexible working options, including flexi-time for many of our roles (vary your daily start and finish times, you can gain additional leave from extra hours worked), job-share, part-time hours and home working.
You are welcome to discuss at your interview what options might be available in the job you are applying for.
Family friendly policies
We have generous maternity, paternity, parental pay and leave benefits for dependants, adoption and bereavement.
We offer generous annual leave. You start with 24 days leave per year (pro-rata for reduced hours). After 5 years working for us this will increase to 29 days . Plus public and bank holidays (and an extra paid day at Christmas). Flexi leave offers the opportunity to take 2 extra days off per month, using additional hours you have built up with flexi-time. There is also the option to purchase 3 -10 additional days leave per year.
Local government pension scheme
You will automatically be enrolled in a generous, secure pension for life that increases with the cost of living (you can still opt out). This includes a contributory 5.5%- 7.5% Career Average Revalued Earnings (CARE) scheme, with the option of a tax-free lump sum on retirement and no administration costs.
You will have access to mental health and wellbeing support, along with a wide range of social and fitness groups, an independent counselling service and workplace mental health champions. Read more on our social and wellbeing page.
We will help you develop your skills, to succeed both now and in the future. Our in-house learning and development team offer a wide range of training opportunities, with funding to help support you to gain appropriate qualifications.
Long-term unpaid leave
When you have worked for us for over two years you can request a long break to study, train or travel, to care for children or work in a voluntary capacity.
Our staff enjoy access to a range of discounts, including eye tests, travel, shopping and leisure activities.
Commuting support schemes
Cycle to work
We have a cycle to work scheme which enables you to buy a bike and cycling accessories under a loan agreement where you pay for the loan out of your salary to make tax and National Insurance savings. Staff showers, lockers and bike shelters are available at some of our sites. Check our offices page for further details.
Car sharing is a great way to save you money both on petrol and the running costs of a car and helps you do your bit for the environment. If you have three or more people in your car sharing group for your commute to work, you qualify for a car park pass.