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Employee benefits

Great Yarmouth Borough Council recognises that employees are our most important asset, and we are aware that the quality and commitment of our employees is crucial to our success.

We offer the following benefits:
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Competitive Salaries

We have a transparent pay structure and job evaluation scheme to ensure that we are paying fairly. New employees are normally appointed at the bottom of the appropriate salary band for the job role, and work their way through the band by a series of annual incremental pay rises.

Salaries are paid monthly, on or around the 15th of each month. 

Work-life balance and flexible working

The majority of our employees are able to participate in our agile working, with most of our service areas operating flexible working hours, led by business need. We offer a variety of flexible working arrangements, enabling employees to apply to change the way they work.

Our agile working policy outlines our commitment to supporting employees to operate in a fully agile working culture, where it can be demonstrated that the arrangements will work effectively and efficiently, will be of benefit to the Council and won't affect service delivery.

There will continue to be a requirement for staff to be present in the office and the main work location will continue to be the contracted office location as would be detailed on your statement of terms and conditions of employment.

Annual leave entitlement

Paid holiday entitlement starts at 25 days per annum that increasing to 29 days after 5 years', then 31 days after 10 years, up to a maximum of 33 days per annum after 15 years' service.

In addition, staff are entitled to bank holidays and two day's leave at Christmas.

All entitlements are pro rata for part-time employees. 

The holiday year runs from 1 April to 31 March.

Staff Parking

While we do not operate a staff car park, we do allow staff to purchase a parking permit at a significantly reduced cost enabling parking on the Council owned car parks Monday - Friday (except Bank Holidays). The cost for the parking permit is deducted from net monthly salary.

Local Government Pension Scheme

All eligible employees are invited to join the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS). For more information, refer to the Norfolk Pension Fund website.

Corporate savings

Through our rewards platform you are able to access discounts for a wide range of retailers, from money off your weekly food shop, to meals out and treats for your family. As well as a salary sacrifice scheme to make purchasers with John Lewis and Currys, and also for bikes outside of the Cycle to Work scheme. You can also make additional voluntary contributions to your LGPS pension so you can retire earlier, and with more money.

Employee Assistance Programme

Our Employee Assistance Programme allows you free confidential access 24/7, 365 days a year, when you need it. Providing you with a range on information and signposting for practical support for problems at work and at home. Through the scheme you can access help both virtually and over the phone, along with a wealth of online resources, podcasts, help-books, and advice.  In addition, if needed you are able to access individual counselling sessions.

Other benefits

  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Discounted gym membership
Last modified on 11 July 2024

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