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Benefits of working at the council

Benefits of working at the council

You get all these benefits for working at Chesterfield Borough Council

  • National pay increases negotiated annually
  • Access to Local Government Pension scheme – immediate life insurance cover, tax free lump sum and secure career average pension
  • Range of flexible working options – annualised hours, compressed hours, job share, reduced hours
  • Home working options dependant upon the role
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave above statutory minimum
  • Generous paid sick leave from first year of employment rising to 6 months full pay after 5 years’ service
  • Generous holiday allowances – 23 to 32 days annual leave depending on length of continuous local government service and band plus 8 bank holidays and 1 discretionary day at Christmas
  • Discounted car park pass for 11 car parks across the Town centre.
  • Trade Union recognition – UNISON, UNITE and GMB.
  • Time off and facilities for Trade Union representatives.
  • Childcare vouchers – Tax free and NI exempt up to maximum limits
  • Travel discount scheme – 10% on Stagecoach fares
  • Long service awards for 25 years and 35 years’ service
  • Bereavement leave – up to 7 days paid leave
  • Compassionate leave – up to 7 days paid leave
  • Emergency dependants leave – reasonable time off
  • Major domestic crisis leave – up to 7 days paid leave
  • 10% discount at Market Cafe
  • Work life balance policies – full range of policies and schemes
  • Access to full range of occupational health services - free eye test vouchers, health surveillance and vaccinations
  • Leave for public duties: School Governor, Justice of the Peace, Jury Service, Reservists
  • Discounted leisure membership at council leisure centres
  • Access to counselling and physiotherapy
  • Cycle to work scheme – save at least 25% on each payment
  • Career break scheme – up to 1 year’s unpaid leave
  • Internal and external learning and development opportunities
  • Paid study leave – including day release, course and exam fees, travel and other approved expenses
  • Payment of professional fees
  • Pre-retirement planning courses

Last updated on 24 June 2021