We offer a selection of benefits for our staff.
We can accommodate a range of flexible working patterns, including working from home, depending on the needs of the role, to help staff balance personal needs with their career and in achieving a healthy work/life balance.
Learning and development
Our learning and development programme is an essential part of our organisational development. We know that if we are to be sustainable, we need to enable everyone working for us to develop knowledge and skills to help us achieve that.
All staff have an annual development review. The many learning opportunities offered include those targeted at developing staff to meet the changing demands of the organisation, our residents and local businesses, as well as the job-related training we all need.
We offer membership of the Hampshire Local Government Pension Scheme. This is a defined benefit occupational pension scheme. More information is available on the Hampshire Pension Services website.
Hours of work / flextime
The normal working week for most full-time staff is 37 hours, Monday to Friday.
Actual times of work may vary depending on the needs of the role, but we also offer a flextime system, which allows staff in many roles to flex their actual working hours to suit, as long as sufficient cover is maintained.
The flextime system allows staff to work additional hours between 7.30am and 7pm (6.30pm on Fridays) and to take up to one day's flexible leave in each calendar month.
Full-time staff are entitled to 25 days' annual leave, rising to 28 days after five years' continuous service in local government.
This rises again after ten years' service to 30 days, and 33 days after 20 years' service.
Payment of professional fees
If you need a professional qualification as part of your job, we will pay your professional membership fees.
Free parking is available for staff next to our offices or nearby in the Pinehurst car park.
We offer a range of activities and benefits to staff to improve their health and well-being. These include:
- 24/7 access to a free Employee Assistance Programme, including an online health portal, confidential telephone service and access to face-to face counselling
- Cycle to work scheme
- Quarterly wellbeing days
- Opportunities for blood donation during working hours