Staff benefits

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Benefits of working for the Council

We employ approximately 205 staff and we are committed to providing the best quality services within the resources available and ensuring public money is spent effectively and wisely.

Benefits of working here include:

  • Attractive salaries with annual incremental rises

  • Local Government Pension Scheme

  • Flexible working hours including homeworking, part-time hours and a flexi scheme

  • Car benefit scheme (where applicable)

  • Relocation assistance (where applicable)

  • Free onsite parking

  • Generous holiday allowance which increases after 5 years’ and 10 years’ service

  • Extra statutory day at Christmas

  • Family friendly policies

  • Study leave (where applicable)

  • Corporate discounted membership with local leisure centre


Pension scheme

All staff, except those employed on a casual basis and those on fixed term contracts, for a shorter period than three months will automatically be brought into the Local Government Pension Scheme.

The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) is a career average scheme. The scheme is funded by contributions made by both Staff and the Council and the normal pension age is 65 years.

The LGPS also provides an opportunity to increase your pension by buying additional voluntary contributions (AVC’s) and there is a death in service tax fee lump sum which is three times your annual pensionable pay or actual part-time pay.


Relocation

We have a relocation scheme up to £8,000, which is available in certain circumstances. For moving house on taking up appointment you are granted one day's special leave of absence.


Car benefit

If you need a car for the purpose of carrying out your job a car allowance on the essential or casual user scale is payable. All motor car allowances are determined by us in accordance with the National Scheme of Conditions of Service. These allowances are reviewed annually. (Car benefits are currently under review).


Workforce Wellbeing Charter

Tewkesbury Borough Council has been accredited by the Workplace Wellbeing Charter, the national accreditation standard that recognises an organisation’s commitment to improving the lives of those who work there. We received this accreditation on Monday, 17 July 2017, following an extensive process of site visits, evidence gathering, staff interviews and a final assessment.

At Tewkesbury Borough Council, we believe that our workforce is our greatest asset, and this accreditation demonstrates our commitment to creating a culture that values health and wellbeing. As part of the accreditation, we were assessed against a set of eight topic areas which ranged from leadership and absence management to physical activity and healthy eating.

With this accreditation, we are proud to say that we are leading a healthy and happy workforce.