Rewards & Benefits
Hard work deserves recognition. That’s why we pride ourselves on the benefits we give our people.
Flexible working arrangements mean that you’ll be able to rethink tomorrow from the office or from your home. As long as it works for us too, you can apply for different work patterns, sabbaticals & job sharing. Generous annual leave (22 - 27 days with 5 extra days after 5 years’ service). Plus you can apply to buy up to 2 weeks’ additional leave per year. 5 days' dedicated development & training days a year. Regular charity events including Bake-Offs and charity abseils.
Occupational sick pay. Maternity, paternity and adoption leave. Stress management and resilience building courses. Employee discounts at local gyms and health and fitness centres. A free, independent and confidential 24-hour Employee Assistance Programme, which provides advice and support, including a counselling service. Occupational health workstation assessments. On-site fitness & wellbeing activities and classes, including lunchtime pilates, a running club and summer rounders. Cycle to work 'Salary Sacrifice' scheme. Discounted eye tests. Employee Representatives and regular Staff Wellbeing Surveys.
Local Government Pension Scheme with generous employer contributions (26.4%), plus free life cover. A third off train tickets with Chiltern Railways and save 50% on bus travel with Travelchoice. Free independent financial advice from Employee Assistance Programme. Childcare voucher 'Salary Sacrifice' scheme. Car purchase scheme. Credit union. £300 car allowance per annum for crucial car users. Discounts on O2 phone contracts, solicitors, storage and home security.
We reward high performance and our Contribution Based Pay scheme means that your salary progression is linked to your end of year performance rating. In addition, those who demonstrate exceeding or outstanding performance may also be eligible for a bonus payment.
Eligibility to apply for key worker housing (applies to Children's and Adult Social Workers).
Local cafes & restaurants, shops (including Office Shoes), nurseries, gyms and leisure centres, health and beauty (including Toni & Guy), days out (including Silverstone Rally driving, Alton Towers, Warwick Castle, Legoland), hotels and UK & European holidays (plus airport parking) and theatre. Become a Costco member.