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.
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 career average earnings, 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. In addition to this we have an Employee Assistance Programme offering a free 24 hour confidential helpline to all employees and their immediate family.
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.
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.
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.
We work closely with trade unions and encourage employees to belong to a recognised Trade Union.