Working for the Council

We Harness The Mix

We value diversity in its broadest sense. We're committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone is able to be themselves, give of their best and reach their full potential. We believe that a diverse workforce helps us to better understand our communities and deliver the best services for our residents. We want to receive applications from all regardless of age, gender identity, disability, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief, race or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status or social economic background. We want to harness the mix and ensure that everybody can apply and be part of our recruitment processes. We will therefore make reasonable adjustments to accommodate our candidates.

Our benefits - here’s a summary:

(If you work in our schools, different benefits may apply as the governing body makes these decisions; please contact the relevant school office for a copy of their policy or terms and conditions.) 


Annual Leave

Generous annual leave entitlements starting from 23 days and rising to a maximum of 33 days (according to job grade).

Christmas Closure

Up to three days, between Christmas and New Year, if your office is closed. This is at the discretion of the council.

Enhanced Maternity and Adoption Leave

  • Up to 52 weeks’ leave after the birth or placement of your child
  • 28 weeks’ full pay
  • Option for a phased return to work over 3 months.

Paternity Leave

Up to four weeks leave with full pay after the birth or placement your child.

Premature Baby Leave and Pay

Where a baby is born prematurely, we offer leave and full pay for each working day between your baby’s date of birth and the original due date. We are proud to have The Smallest Things charter mark.

Parental Leave

Up to 18 weeks’ unpaid leave for childcare reasons.

Shared Parental Leave

Up to 52 weeks Shared Parental Leave.

Employee Benefits

A range of discounts and benefits across a range of companies.

Flexible Working Arrangements

Our focus is on the outcomes you deliver and we are flexible about where and how this is best achieved.

Local Government Pension Scheme

Open to all employees, this is a tax approved, occupational pension scheme. Your contributions are based on a sliding scale according to your salary band.

Learning and Development

We want you to learn everyday.  We have a fantastic range of resources and opportunities and are committed to your development throughout your career with us.

Pool Cars and Bikes

Available for our employees to use for work.

Season Ticket Loans

Interest free loans for British Rail, Underground and Bus Season Tickets.

Staff Wellbeing Services

Including access to Occupational Health, an Osteopath/Chiropractor and Employee Assistance Programme.


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