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Employee Benefits

Blaby District Council is a great place to work and our people are our most valuable asset. The only way we can continue to deliver high-quality services to our residents is by making sure that our employees have the right skills and support to succeed. We have high expectations and need talented, engaged, happy, skilled and diverse people to continue to contribute to our success. We offer a variety of benefits to encourage, reward, and acknowledge the valuable work all of our people do.

Flexible Working - We have a range of options available including part-time working patterns, job sharing, working from home, annualised or compressed hours. Our Flexi Time allows up to 24 days per year (2 days per month).

Annual Leave – We offer a minimum 23 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) increasing to 28 days (plus bank holidays) after five years continuous service.

Pension Scheme – We offer enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme which has generous employer contributions.

Free Parking – We have onsite car parking and cycle bays, plus a local train station that is only five minutes walk away from the main council offices.

Blaby Benefits Scheme – Gives you access to discounted shopping vouchers, cinema and travel, salary sacrifice schemes for the latest mobile phones, computers and laptops, and bicycles (cycle2work scheme).

Learning and Development – Excellent training and development opportunities are available to employees to gain further skills and experience.

Health and Well-Being – Access to our free occupational health service, which provides specialist support, advice and guidance to employees.

Leisure Centre Memberships – We offer free and discounted memberships to leisure centres in our local area.

Eye Care Scheme – We offer a contribution towards eye tests and glasses for employees that are PC users.

Employee Volunteer Scheme – We offer opportunities to volunteer within the local community, as well as interesting job shadowing opportunities in the authority and other local authorities in Leicestershire.

Family-friendly procedures – Maternity, Paternity, Parental and Adoption Leave are all available as standard.

Fantastic location – Our main offices are based in a village with parks and green open spaces within walking distance. Fosse Shopping Park is only a five-minute drive away, and the city centre is easily accessible via a ten-minute train journey. To find out more about the area visit our About Blaby District page.

In order to ensure Blaby District Council remains a great place to work, we have a People Strategy in place that sets out our key objectives and vision for our workforce. Visit our Corporate Plan page to find out more.

Last updated 16 January 2020
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