Rewards and benefits

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Our commitment to you

We will view you as an integral member of our community and recognise that your well-being is paramount. To show our appreciation, we’ve crafted a competitive package designed to not only acknowledge your hard work but also foster a healthy work-life balance.

From health benefits and retirement plans, we strive to provide a package that supports well-being and financial stability and that meets the diverse needs of our workforce.

Reward and recognition

  • Join an organisation that values each individual, offering a supportive and restorative work culture.
  • Benefit from a secure Local Government pension with a significant Council contribution rate of approximately 24%, that keeps up with the cost of living through the consumer price index. There are also provisions for ill-health and life cover, at no extra cost. You will also receive tax relief on any pension contributions deducted from your salary, plus there is the opportunity to make flexible contributions. Previous pension scheme memberships, occupational or personal, can also be transferred. There is access to our secure self-service portal and of course upon retirement you will receive a pension that is excellent value for money.
  • Take advantage of our salary sacrifice schemes, which encompass a variety of choices from cycling to work, leasing a car without a minimum business mileage requirement, to selecting technology products.
  • Enjoy excellent terms and conditions that grow with you: start with a minimum of 25 to 28 vacation days (depending on grade), with the potential to increase by 5 days after five years. Plus, you have the option to purchase up to a week extra annual leave.
  • Embrace flexible working arrangements, including hybrid and flexitime options, with paid professional membership fees and a comprehensive occupational sickness pay scheme. Plus, discover a range of local and national discounts across a wide range of services, from shopping and hospitality to bus travel and health clubs.
  • Explore outstanding career development opportunities, including graduate, apprenticeships, and leadership programmes, designed to help you reach your full potential.

Promoting well-being

  • We are committed to supporting your health and well-being.
  • We provide support, contacts, and events to help you get fitter, move more, drink less, lose weight, and eat well.
  • We provide support, resources, and events to promote mental health and well-being, facilitated through our internal employee support and counselling service, as well as through partnerships with external organisations.
  • We also provide resources and events to support financial wellbeing.
  • Our LCC Employee Networks are organised by employees for employees and cover topics which are relevant to their members.

Ensuring a supportive work environment

  • Our comprehensive employee policies are designed to ensure fairness, promote work-life balance, and provide clear guidelines on various aspects of employment.
  • These policies cover areas such as flexible working hours, parental leave, professional development, and health and wellbeing.
  • They are regularly reviewed and updated to reflect evolving needs, making sure that you are always supported and valued in your role.

This commitment to our employee’s wellbeing and growth is one of the many reasons why working with us is not just a job, but a rewarding career journey.

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