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Staff benefits

We know that to provide the highest-quality service to the community, we need to take care of our staff and so we offer a range of flexible and family- friendly working arrangements to the majority of our employees.

These initiatives are aimed at creating a positive working environment enabling employees to work to their full potential and achieve a healthy work/life balance.

Local Government Pension Scheme

The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) is a nationwide, career average pension scheme and is a valuable part of the pay and reward package for employees working in local government. The LGPS gives you:

For information on the scheme refer to the Local Government Pension Scheme website. Local Government Pension Scheme

Our pension scheme is administered by the West Yorkshire Pension Fund

Hours of Work and Flexible Working Arrangements

The working arrangements that we offer are intended to allow you and your manager to best match your personal needs with the needs of the organisation. We offer various working arrangements ranging from full time working to part time working, term time only contracts, home-working, compressed working hours or job sharing.

To enable you to find a positive balance between your work and home life we also operate a discretionary flexible working hours scheme that many staff are eligible to participate in. The 'flexi-time' scheme enables employees to start and finish the working day at times which best suit service delivery, client expectations and, subject to the needs of the service, the individual.

Annual Leave and Other Leave

Annual leave entitlement runs from the date of joining and is based on length of service ranging from 29 days to a maximum of 31 days (for part- time workers this will be worked out pro-rata) in addition to 8 days statutory bank holiday entitlement.

We understand that there are instances when employees may need to take time off to deal with family or domestic crises and to help to support them we have developed a suite of Family Leave policies including Special Leave and Bereavement, and Compassionate Leave. Depending on the circumstances, and with agreement from the line manager, the Family Leave policies provide the opportunity for employees to be granted up to a maximum of 7 days paid and 20 days unpaid leave.

Our Family Leave policies can be found at the bottom of this page. 

Health and Well Being

We take the health of our employees seriously and among other pro-active measures, have an Occupational Health Service whose work is focussed on promoting well being, advising on reducing the impact of work on health and offering free information programmes to eligible staff. We also provide a free and confidential staff counselling service. In addition to statutory sick pay, our occupational sick pay scheme is based on length of service and provides a maximum of four months full pay followed by four months half pay.

Assisted Vehicle Purchase Scheme

Our Assisted Vehicle Purchase Scheme provides loans to cover the purchase of cars, motorbikes, electric bikes and bicycles. The scheme is open to all staff to apply. Full details of the scheme can be found in our Assisted Vehicle Purchase Scheme Pollicy. pdf icon Assisted Vehicle Purchase scheme [263kb]


Related documents

Size Name
[279kb] HR058 Adoption from overseas policy Adoption from overseas policy
[313kb] HR057 Adoption within UK policy Adoption within UK policy
[151kb] HR014 Annual Leave Policy Annual Leave Policy
[262kb] Assisted Vehicle Purchase Scheme May 2016 Assisted Vehicle Purchase Scheme May 2016
[154kb] HR062 Compassionate and Special Leave Policy Compassionate and Special Leave Policy
[387kb] HR059 Maternity Leave Policy Maternity Leave Policy
[329kb] HR061 Parental Leave (1) Parental Leave Policy
[208kb] HR030 Sickness Absence Policy (1) Sickness Absence Policy
[142kb] HR015 - Travel & Subsistence Policy Revised October 2015 Travel & Subsistence Policy Revised October 2015

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