Benefits of working for the council

Benefits of working for the council

You get all these benefits for working at Chesterfield Borough Council

 

Pension

  • access to the Local Government Pension Scheme – immediate life insurance cover, tax free lump sum and secure career average pension
  • pre-retirement planning courses

 

Flexible working plus annual and special leave

  • We have a range of options and policies to help you balance working and home life, including:
  • flexible working options – flexitime scheme, annualised hours, compressed hours, job share, reduced hours
  • paid sick leave from the first year of employment
  • generous holiday allowances – 23 to 32 days annual leave depending on length of continuous local government service and band plus 8 bank holidays and one discretionary day at Christmas
  • enhanced maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave, which is above the legal minimum
  • bereavement leave – up to seven days paid leave
  • compassionate leave – up to seven days paid leave
  • emergency dependants leave – reasonable time off
  • major domestic crisis leave – up to seven days paid leave
  • leave for certain public duties, including being a school governor, Justice of the Peace, jury service, reservists
  • career break scheme – up to one year’s unpaid leave
  • home working options
  • work life balance policies – full range of policies and schemes

 

Trade unions

  • trade union recognition – UNISON, UNITE and GMB
  • leave and facilities for trade union representatives

 

Health and wellbeing support

  • access to health and wellbeing services including free eye test vouchers, health surveillance, counselling, physiotherapy and vaccinations
  • an in-house team of Mental Health First Aiders
  • access to full range of occupational health services - free eye test vouchers, health surveillance and vaccinations

 

Learning and development

  • a range of internal and external opportunities to support your career progression
  • paid study leave – including day release, course and exam fees and travel
  • payment of professional fees

 

Discounts and vouchers

  • childcare vouchers – tax free and National Insurance exempt up to maximum limits
  • discounted car park pass for Chesterfield town centre
  • cycle to work scheme – save at least 25% on each payment
  • discounted leisure membership at council leisure centres
  • travel discount scheme – 10% on Stagecoach fares
  • 10% discount at Market Cafe

 

Pay

  • national pay increases negotiated annually

 

Long service awards

  • long service awards for 25 and 35 years’ service

·       flexible working options – flexitime scheme, annualised hours, compressed hours, job share, reduced hours

·       paid sick leave from the first year of employment

·       generous holiday allowances – 23 to 32 days annual leave depending on length of continuous local government service and band plus 8 bank holidays and one discretionary day at Christmas

·       enhanced maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave, which is above the legal minimum

·       bereavement leave – up to seven days paid leave

·       compassionate leave – up to seven days paid leave

·       emergency dependants leave – reasonable time off

·       major domestic crisis leave – up to seven days paid leave

·       leave for certain public duties, including being a school governor, Justice of the Peace, jury service, reservists

·       career break scheme – up to one year’s unpaid leave

·       home working options

·       work life balance policies – full range of policies and schemes


Last updated on 10 January 2024