Award Winning Employee Perks & Benefits
To acknowledge the commitment and contribution of all our employees we offer excellent, award-winning benefits including:
We are committed to paying rates that are in-line with regional and national averages, with clear pay structures and consistent salary levels. These are reviewed year on year and may increase subject to national negotiations. Check our career progression pages for just how competitive our salary offer is….
A generous 25 days for all new starters rising to 32 days after 5 years' service (previous local government service will also be considered towards this).
Flexible, Remote and Smart Working
To support all employees in achieving a better work life balance and providing flexibility to work in smarter, more agile ways.
Our salary sacrifice scheme, for you to buy up to 10 days extra leave or reduce your weekly hours, giving you the extra flexibility.
Local Government Pension Scheme
Get up to 18% employer contributions! Having access to a public sector pension scheme, providing peace of mind and life assurance for your family as a member and a secure income for you in retirement.
Work Perks Discounts
Opportunity to join the Westfield Health Plan, an array of fantastic discounts for supermarkets, popular High Street stores, leisure and recreational activities, electronics, travel and holidays and hundreds more discounts to save money on everything you need to buy to keep your household running, and those times where you might want a little treat. Sometimes, flashing your ID badge in Nottingham’s shops also gets you discounts so always worth carrying that around with you too!
You’ll probably already know about the Blue Light Discount Card too, and you’ll be eligible to join this too, for a small fee.
Travel to Work
Social Workers get free parking in council-ran car parks. Do you travel by train, or use a mix of public transport, such as the bus, train and tram? Then our travel schemes are for you! You can ask the Council to buy an annual pass for you and then pay this back over 12 months direct from your salary. There are also 10% discounts for new annual rail tickets and 5% discounts for renewals.
Cycle to Work Scheme
Another great salary sacrifice scheme – get a bike + equipment up to the value of £2000. At the end of the hire agreement, the Council will give you the opportunity to take ownership of the cycle at fair market value. Great for your health, the environment AND your pocket!
Cost of Living Support
Nottingham Credit Union – For when you need that little bit of extra support, Notts and Lincs Credit Union work with us to offer a simple way to build your savings and repay loans straight from your salary.
Health and Wellbeing
As well as supervision and time with your management team, we have a range of tools available to ensure your health and wellbeing is as good as possible. We have an on-site Occupational Health service providing specialist support, a physio clinic and we ensure you have the right workstation tools including £150 towards any equipment you might need to be a hybrid worker and free eye tests. We also have loads of online resources available, a Wellbeing Wednesday newsletter and a Nottinghamshire Health Hub that is geared up for the Health and Social Care world. Not to mention our dedicated employee assistance programme providing support through counselling, CBT or a space to talk to someone, and we have specific trauma associated support.
We also offer our employees a saving of over 40% a month for unlimited use of our council-ran leisure centres, join one of over 300 exercise classes per week, take a leisurely or fast-paced workout in the gym, or in the pool, or simply recharge in one of our health suites, including jacuzzi, sauna and steam rooms.