Benefits and Rewards
Wiltshire Council recognises that our employees work hard to
support and deliver services to the people of Wiltshire, so we feel
it's only fair that they're well rewarded for their efforts. We
have developed a benefits package to help us to attract, motivate
and retain the best people. There is a good selection of benefits
currently on offer and we are always looking for new ways to make
our employees feel valued.
Benefits you can look forward to include:
- Competitive salary - benchmarked against other
local government authorities and reviewed annually (please be aware
that a two year increment freeze will operate for 2012 and
- Annual leave and bank holidays - a
minimum of 23 days annual leave per annum, rising to 28 days after
five years, plus public and bank holidays.
- Flexible working - including options to work
flexi-time, compressed or part-time, on a job share or term-time
contract, or from home (where operationally feasible).
- Local government pension scheme - A
contributory fixed pension scheme. Contribution rates depend on
full time equivalent pensionable pay and vary between 5.5% and 7.5
%. All new employees will be assessed against criteria and
automatically enrolled into the scheme in line with auto-enrolment
legislation. Employees, if not automatically enrolled, can
choose at any point to opt into the scheme.
- Occupational sick pay - your entitlement will
increase as your continuous service builds.
- Occupational health - offers a variety of
employee wellbeing services to ensure our employees are fully
supported to maintain a healthy work/life balance. These services
include; occasional health screening, smoking cessation sessions,
free financial seminars etc.
- Discounted leisure membership - various
discounts are available across the county.
- Chaplaincy Service - this is provided by
independent trained ministers, irrespective of whether the person
seeking the service has a faith. The service gives employees the
opportunity to discuss any issues affecting their personal or
professional lives, to seek encouragement and support, and to be
signposted to other services where appropriate.
- Moving home allowance - to support new
employees who need to relocate.
- Family friendly policies - including generous
maternity and paternity entitlements.
- Childcare voucher - enabling you to save tax
and national insurance contributions on the cost of your
- Green car scheme - is a salary sacrifice
scheme enabling you to have a new low emission car which is fully
maintained and insured by the provider. It operates for a period of
36 months, during which time you make a monthly payment, leading to
savings in tax, national insurance and pension contributions.
- Subsidised bus tickets - up to 35% discount
with First Bus
- Subsidised rail tickets - 25% discount on rail
- Car share scheme - this scheme allows you to
benefit from reduced travel costs, and contribute towards reducing
the number of cars on the roads, pollution emissions and ultimately
help to protect the environment.
- Facilities - refreshment facilities and
break-out areas are available throughout all of our offices. In
some cases, bike storage, lockers and showers are also
- Local business discounts - please see our staff benefits website for more
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Wiltshire Council appreciates every employee and values the
contribution that they make towards building a strong and effective
organisation, enabling us to deliver a wide variety of high quality
services, improving the lives of our local residents. It is
important to us that our employees feel appreciated and to believe
in themselves and their abilities to contribute to the overall aims
of the council.
There are several ways in which the council approaches this:
- Shaping the future corporate awards - these
awards are to celebrate and recognise the excellent work being done
by Wiltshire Council employees. Nominations can be made for a
colleague, team, manager, or elected member it is felt has made a
real difference and deserves to have their effort and commitment
formally recognised. Ceremonies take place on a monthly basis and
there are a total of nine awards to present. Once a year, all the
nominees shortlisted are invited to attend a gala awards ceremony
to present, amongst others, the awards for Team and Employee of the
- Long service awards - Wiltshire Council
recognises the commitment demonstrated by employees who have
continuously worked for the authority for 25 years, by awarding
£150 of vouchers. Employees who have completed 40 years service for
Wiltshire Council will have their annual leave entitlement
increased to 30 days per year.
- Recognition of hard work - council employees
often receive compliments from the public for their 'can do'
attitude and the professional service that they provide. A
selection of these compliments are displayed on our intranet to
highlight the hard work that is taking place across the
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