Staff Benefits

Staff Benefits

 
  • 25 days annual leave plus public and bank holidays (rising to 30 after 5 years of service)(pro-rata for part-time employees)
  • Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Flexi scheme applicable to majority of roles
  • Family leave provisions above and beyond the statutory minimum
  • Fair pay for all staff with examples of this including automatic pay progression to top of band, an annual pay award agreed through collective bargaining and the Northumberland Living Wage
  • Free staff parking at council sites
  • Local government discount schemes available to all employees with offers at local businesses along with various national brands
  • A choice of recognised trade union memberships
  • A commitment to work-life balance offering flexibility through various schemes including job sharing, home working, flexible working, part-year working, and compressed hours
  • A relocation scheme is offered to those moving from outside the area (for further details please contact a member of the HR team)
We also run a salary sacrifice scheme where staff can save money in various ways including:
  • Car Leasing Scheme (visit our provider NHS Fleet Solutions for more details)
  • Give as you Earn (G.A.Y.E.) charity contributions
  • Additional voluntary pension contributions
  • Home Electronics Scheme
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Cycle to Work
  • Training/subscriptions