What we offer

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We believe our employees are our greatest asset, we want to attract, develop and retain people who strive to achieve excellence and truly encompass our values. Offering our employees a fantastic array of benefits means that we can attract top talent, allowing us to provide our residents with the best service possible.

We actively support:

Your work/life balance

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  • Flexible working - Our Better Ways of Working Programme (BWOW) is transforming the way we work
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing to 30 days annual leave after 5 years
  • Government pension
  • Special paid leave for 'community' activities such as being a school governor, magistrate or volunteering for charity work
  • Family leave
  • Career break
  • Relocation expenses - our relocation expenses scheme will assist you with any moving costs up to the value of £5,000 (subject to eligibility)
  • Access to Money Box credit union through payroll deductions

Your rewards

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  • Access to The Orchard – Pick Your Perks! A reward platform unique for Herefordshire Council employees, offering a wide choice of retailer discounts to include supermarkets and cinema tickets

Your health and wellbeing

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  • Health and wellbeing advice and guidance to include 24/7 access to an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) accessible through The Orchard platform
  • Discounted Halo Leisure membership
  • Occupational health including counselling and physiotherapy
  • Eye tests (subject to conditions)
  • Occupational sick pay

Your career development

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  • Full induction for new employees
  • Formal personal performance development planning with your manager
  • Regular 1:1s to review progress and objectives
  • Training and development opportunities and payment of professional fees

Your travel plan initiatives

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  • Cycle to work scheme offering discounts on bicycles
  • Staff discounts at local cycle stores
  • Car sharing scheme including priority car parking at some offices and an emergency lift home for car sharers
  • Pool bikes and our fleet of hybrid pool cars

Diversity and inclusion

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A genuine commitment to creating a working environment where people are valued for who they are backed up by equalities policies covering all strands of diversity. We will treat people fairly, with compassion, respect and dignity throughout our employment practices, and we believe that it is morally and legally right to do so.

View our equality policy.

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