Staff benefits

Our staff are vital to the success of the Council so we have designed a benefits package to help us attract, motivate and retain the best people. Our generous package includes:

Core benefits

  • Local Government Pension Scheme with employer contributions of 18.5 per cent
  • Maximum of 32 days' annual leave, plus bank holidays and the option to purchase additional annual leave
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave 
  • Flexible working to give you a great work-life balance 
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Childcare benefit voucher scheme and discounted rates at day nursery


  • Interest-free loans to purchase bus and rail season tickets and bicycles
  • Car salary sacrifice scheme 

Health and leisure

  • Fifteen per cent discount at Everyone Active centres
  • Free eye tests
  • Confidential counselling and welfare service
  • Discounts from great local businesses, including Shendish Manor, The Snow Centre and Haven Holidays
  • Access to KAARP benefits website