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Newcastle City Council
Civic Centre
Barras Bridge
Newcastle upon Tyne
0191 278 7878

Newcastle City Council - Benefits and rewards

Working in North East England offers a good quality of life, and working at the heart of the region is Newcastle City Council. As one of the region's largest employers, we can offer a range of benefits to staff including:

Work life balance

We offer flexibility through various schemes including job sharing, home working, flexible working, part-year working, and compressed hours. We also operate flexi time.

Pension Scheme

Staff are entitled to join the Local Government Pension Scheme. This offers an index linked retirement pension and the possibility of a tax free lump sum based on the final year's salary, together with ill health, redundancy and death benefits.

Health at work

Your health at work is important to us. We offer a full occupational health service to employees, including a drop in centre for minor first aid and advice on minor ailments and conditions. We also offer a physiotherapy and vision screening service.

Special staff rates at council leisure clubs

All our staff can enjoy reduced membership rates at our leisure clubs. There are lots of things to do including swimming, fitness classes, visiting the gym or taking a sauna.

Staff Travel Scheme

We offer our employees an interest free travel scheme for public transport where the cost of an annual pass for bus, metro or network travel is spread across the year. There are often significant reductions on price too.

Annual Leave entitlement

We offer a generous annual leave entitlement of between 23 and 30 days dependent on the job you do, grade and length of service. This is as well as eight statutory bank holidays.

Learning and Development

We aim to ensure you have the skills and experience to carry out your duties effectively and make a full contribution to the overall success of the organisation.

Relocation Package

If you need to move house to take up a job with us, our resettlement scheme is there to help you meet the costs of moving house, travelling and related expenses incurred in taking up an appointment with Newcastle City Council.

Career Break Scheme

You can request a break from work whilst maintaining your continuous service. Some typical reasons for requesting a career break may be to travel, pursue further education or to take care of dependents.

Child Care Vouchers

Our Childcare Voucher Scheme helps save you money on childcare costs while you are at work and still gives you the freedom to choose the care options that are most suited to your child.

Staff groups

The Council has established groups where employees can meet to share information and raise awareness. These include the Black and Minority Ethnic staff network, the Disabled employees’ network and the Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender staff network.

Helping you go green

Staff can use pool cars for journeys on Council business. This means they can travel into work by public transport or bicycle and avoids adding mileage to their own vehicles. A Bike to Work scheme encourages employees to cycle to work.

Give as you earn

Donations to charity can be made by deductions from salary.


In addition to maternity, adoption and paternity leave, we offer eligible staff maternity support leave, parental leave, and special leave.

Trade Unions

We work closely with trade unions and encourage employees to belong to a recognised Trade Union.

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