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Working for us – work-life balance

How we support our employees to achieve a healthy work-life balance.

We positively encourage flexible working and work life balance aimed at supporting individual employee requirements within the context of meeting service delivery needs.

A number of schemes are in place including flexitime, part time work, term time work, home-working and job sharing. As part of our wider digital transformation programme, we are developing our IT and estate to support agile/smarter working.

Holiday allowance

We offer:

  • generous annual leave from 26 days to 34 days (depending on length of service). This is in addition to statutory and public holidays).
  • annual leave for part-time and job share employees calculated on a pro-rata basis according to the hours worked.

Family friendly policies

We offer staff:

  • excellent maternity benefits with up to 26 weeks' paid leave after one year in post and up to one year’s leave after the birth of the child

  • 10 days' paid paternity leave

  • adoption leave

  • childcare vouchers. 

Employees are also able to take special leave to deal with family emergencies.

Support groups

We aim to create a supportive working environment, which includes a Black and Multicultural Forum (BMF), Young Employees Panel, Disabled Staff Group and LGBTQ+ Forum.