Shaping your reward package
A salary that is competitive and benchmarked, with annual salary increments awarded until the maximum of the scale is reached on 1 April subject to:
- a minimum service of 6 months
- satisfactory progress being made.
The commencing salary of appointment is dependent upon levels of experience and qualifications. Proof of qualifications (those essential to the role for which you have applied) will be required.
Time out? We’ll give you 26 days annual leave from 1 April to 31 March each year, plus 11 Bank Holidays and other local holidays (pro rata for part-time employees). Employees appointed part way through a holiday year will receive a proportionate entitlement. Additionally, we reward long service with additional leave, rising to 29 days after 5 years and 30 days after 10 years.
We’re flexible. Our normal working hours are 37 hours per week (Monday to Friday). Having working times that can be varied, means that, within certain limits, employees can fix their daily hours to suit their own circumstances. Benefits of the flexi-time scheme which is applicable to full and part time employees include:
- Core working hours of 10.00am to 12 noon and 2.00pm to 3.00pm;
- Ability to be 15 hours in credit and 10 hours in debit;
- Ability to take 1 full day or 2 half days per 4 week period in flexi-leave
- Ability to convert flexi-time to take as banked annual leave (up to 4 days per annum);
- Online flexi-time and annual leave recording system.
Learning and Development
We actively support and encourage learning and development activities and this is endorsed by our Investors In People (IIP) accreditation. Many employees have benefited from undertaking development interventions from a 1 day skills update through to professional qualifications such as an MBA. Our annual personal performance and development review process is called ‘VALUED’ and we have comprehensive Learning Centres based within our Head Office and at one of our remote sites. If you’re a member of a professional body, which is relevant to your role, then we will pay for your membership subscription.
Free Travel Pass***
All employees receive a free county-wide TravelMaster/Yorcard providing unlimited bus, tram and rail travel throughout South Yorkshire.
Frontline staff are provided with a free uniform and cleaning tokens.
There is eligibility to join the Local Government Pension Scheme – a final salary based scheme. Employee contributions to the scheme are variable between 5.5% and 7.5% and are dependent upon the whole time equivalent pay for your position. Benefits of the scheme include retirement pension, provision for ill health retirement, death grant and widows pension.
We recognise employment with other local government organisations, for the purposes of entitlement to redundancy, annual leave, sickness, maternity, paternity, parental and adoption leave.
Childcare Voucher Scheme
Our Childcare Voucher Scheme is operated on a salary sacrifice basis and allows parents with children under 16 to save up to £1,195 per annum toward their annual childcare costs.
Cycle Purchase Scheme
Our Cycle Purchase Scheme, operated on a salary sacrifice basis, allows employees to save up to £205.08 against the purchase of a cycle and equipment and spread the costs of purchase over a 12 month period.
We take our commitment to employee welfare seriously and with this in mind we offer a range of benefits including a confidential Employee Assistance Line, health and wellbeing sessions and Fruity Fridays which are held throughout the year. In addition we have a range of family friendly policies which endorse our commitment to providing our employees with a healthy work/life balance.
*This information outlines some of the main Terms and Conditions of Employment for information only, it does not constitute a contractual agreement. A full Contract of Employment will be issued on appointment.**Flexible working does not apply to employees in customer facing roles, Mystery Shoppers or Market Researchers.***Mystery Shoppers and Market Research Interviewers do not qualify for a Travelmaster.