Rewards and benefits

Support and development

Employee support and counselling service

We offer a free face-to-face employee support and counselling service for professional, strictly confidential, non-judgmental counselling and support to all directorate employees. Some of the most common areas of difficulty are:

  • bereavement
  • difficulties at work
  • domestic and family matters
  • health and sickness problems
  • retirement
  • stress and anxiety

Flexible working arrangements and leave provision

We provide a wide range of flexible working arrangements and leave provision to support you throughout your career, such as:

  • adoption leave
  • annual leave and bank holidays
  • compassionate leave
  • compressed hours
  • disability leave
  • election duty leave
  • family leave
  • five additional days leave after five years' service
  • flexible retirement
  • flexi-leave
  • job sharing
  • purchasing additional annual leave
  • reservist deployment
  • study leave
  • special leave
  • term time only working

Career progression

We support our employees by developing skills, knowledge and behaviours that will support them in their chosen career path. Many of our employees have had varied careers with us having taken advantage of vacancies and secondment opportunities to develop. All our vacancies are advertised on our jobs pages.


Lincs2Learn is our online learning management system.  It brings a host of learning activities and resources direct to your home or work computer, giving you the power to take control of your own development.

You can use Lincs2Learn to book onto face to face training events as well as to access online learning modules. Lincs2Learn allows you to complete all must-do and best practice training modules, such as information assurance, fire safety and display screen equipment.

With the Grow Yourself suite of learning programmes, access courses such as personal development, develop your potential, improving confidence and assertiveness and managing yourself and time.


With Simplyhealth, employees can claim money back towards the costs of managing and maintaining their everyday health and wellbeing.

This product supports everyday healthcare costs, such as routine dental check-ups and treatment; routine eye examinations and prescription eyewear; physiotherapy treatments; 24/7 access to a GP and counselling services.

For example, dental procedures including check-ups and treatment (such as fillings, crowns, bridges, hygienist fees and dentures) are covered for up to £100 (level 1) to up to £280 (level 5).  Prices start from £14.67 or £27.08 for you and your partner.