My Rewards

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It’s really important that you have a genuine passion for doing a great job and we strongly believe in valuing and rewarding the hard work, commitment, and excellent job our employees do, which goes beyond more than just the salary you receive.

We offer a range of different flexible working arrangements to enable you to achieve a good work-life balance and support your wellbeing. My Rewards are regularly reviewed to ensure the benefits we offer suit the diversity of our workforce.

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My cash

  • Competitive salary
  • Pay progression through annual increments
  • National pay award agreements
  • Local Government Pension Scheme with an employer contribution of 19.5%
  • Opportunities to take part in additional council events e.g. elections (additional payments made)
  • Salary sacrifice schemes
  • Recognition of local government continuous service meaning access to holiday enhancements and entitlement to sick pay from day one (if you are eligible)
  • Occupational sick pay (available from the start of your employment for up to one month) which increases with your length of service
  • Free town centre car parking during working hours

My discounts

  • Council leisure facility discount (Zebra Card)
  • Discount at GLL sports facilities
  • KAARP benefits (shopping discounts)
  • CSSC (discounted sport and leisure membership)
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My Time

  • Generous annual leave allowance (starting at 25 days plus Bank Holidays & additional day at Christmas)
  • MyView mobile app giving 24/7 access to payroll and annual leave platform
  • The opportunity to buy and sell leave for many roles
  • Flexible working arrangements supporting work-life balance
  • Flexi time scheme for many roles
  • Family friendly policies including paid time off for special circumstances, enhanced maternity pay, paternity leave, shared parental leave, and adoption leave

My Voice

  • An active employee forum where feedback and ideas are actively encouraged and welcomed
  • Regular Chief Executive updates and all-staff briefings
  • Regular surveys to gain insight and feedback on organisational changes
  • Recognised Trade Unions and active membership

My Health and Wellbeing

  • Free 24/7 staff counselling, information, and advice service
  • Access to a range of wellbeing events
  • Training for all staff on mental health awareness and training for managers in supporting staff wellbeing
  • Support when you need it from HR and occupational health professionals
  • GoodShape App - giving free mobile access to medical advice 24/7 and personalised health advice
  • Health Passport – support for staff with long term disabilities and health conditions
  • Partnerships with external agencies and experts for support and guidance (MIND, Access to Work / Able Futures)
  • We are a Mindful employer and a Disability Confident employer
  • Free eye tests every two years
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My Awards

  • Long service awards
  • Employee recognition awards
  • National award submissions

My Opportunities

  • Learning and development certified courses
  • Sponsorship for professional qualifications / apprenticeship levy funded training
  • Management Development Programme
  • Wide range of e-learning materials available
  • Coaching and mentoring opportunities

My Retirement

  • Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Retirement courses
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  • Hybrid working options available in most roles
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Access to pool bikes
  • Cycle parking for employees
  • Car parking for staff
  • Access to electric pool cars
  • Excellent public transport links to our main offices
  • Up to 20% discount scheme on local bus travel

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