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Hartlepool Borough Council
Civic Centre
Victoria Road
TS24 8AY
01429 523331

Hartlepool Borough Council - Working for us

Below are examples of some of the benefits Hartlepool Borough Council offers its employees.

Annual Leave
All employees annual leave year commences from the month they were born in and receive 26 days annual leave minimum (this will be pro-rated according to your contract).

Childcare Vouchers
Computershare (formerly known as Busy Bees) enables you to buy child care vouchers via your salary and gain tax relief, making great savings for your pocket.

Cycle Scheme
Currently Hartlepool Borough Council, in conjunction with the Governments Cycle to work initiative, are offering an exciting new scheme where you can save up to 50% on new bikes and safety equipment.
Health, Safety & Wellbeing

We recognise the importance of a healthy workforce and undertake regular workplace inspections; health needs assessments, publicity campaigns and making recommendations on any issues which could be addressed to improve staff wellbeing. This includes not only the risks of personal injury but more long term issues such as lack of exercise and poor diet which may lead to health issues and sickness.

Occupational Health Services provide support to the Council on work related health issues to improve the long term health and wellbeing of staff. This includes providing counselling, physiotherapy, workplace inspections and advising on reasonable adjustments which can be made to assist people to remain at work.

All staff can take advantage of fantastic savings on everyday purchases plus great discounts on entertainment, food and drink, shopping, travel, health & leisure with Kaarp.

Learning & Development
We have a long history of investing time, money and resources in our employees. We ensure you have the tools, knowledge and confidence to deliver the best services you can to the people of Hartlepool.
We have a comprehensive range of learning & development opportunities available corporately and departmentally which range from informal learning, dedicated training programmes and academic qualifications.

Pension Scheme
If you have a contract for more than 3 months, you automatically join the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS). Contribution rates depend on your wages and are between 5.5 and 7.5% of your salary. When you retire your benefits can include an index linked retirement pension and a tax free lump sum. The scheme also provides for ill health and death benefits.

Work Life Balance
The Council is committed to promoting work life balance and have a range of family friendly schemes including flexi time, flexible working, caring for children leave scheme, caring for adults leave scheme to name a few.

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