My benefits

B with values 150As part of our benefits package, you can enjoy lots of savings on various schemes from cycle to work or childcare vouchers. Our benefits package is under constant review but the main things you’ll be able to enjoy include:

Annual Leave

Access to confidential Counselling

Local Government Pension Scheme

Salary

Healthcare Cash Plan

For further information about the Health Care Cash Plan logon to B Rewarded and view information under Other Benefits

Employee Assistance Programme

You have access to a range of valuable telephone services. The services are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

The Employee Assistance Programme offers our members of staff free, confidential and independent support to help them balance their work, family and personal lives.

B Rewarded

As an employee, you can register to be a member of BRewarded. Log in or register at www.brewarded.co.uk

Free car parking

Free car parking which is close to the council offices. Subject to a waiting list.

Kaarp

Providing discounts on a variety of products such as entertainment, shopping, holidays, insurance and motoring. For further information about the scheme, please visit the Kaarp website.

To enter the website, you will need the following details:

Login : Basingstoke
Password : Benefits

Local discounts

To find out more about companies that give local discounts logon to B Rewarded and view information under Other Benefits

Occupational health service

The Occupational Health Service for Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council is provided by the Robens Centre for Occupational Health, you can visit their website www.rcohs.com for further information.

The Occupational Health team operates Monday to Friday throughout the year and is available to all council employees. The Robens Centre is an independent and specialist occupational health provider which is owned by the University of Surrey.

For more information, take a look at the Robens Occupational Health information sheet.

Salary sacrifice schemes - cars, bicycles and childcare vouchers

Cars
Give up part of your gross salary in exchange for non-cash benefit which is a brand new lease car. This scheme lets you drive away a brand new, fully maintained and insured car for three years. The advantage is that you’ll sacrifice the salary before your income tax and National Insurance (NI) is deducted, making it much cheaper than a normal private lease agreement. We operate this scheme through a company called Tusker. For further details on the scheme and how to join up, please take a look at the Car Salary Sacrifice Scheme guidance.

Bicycle
To help reduce environmental pollution and promote healthier lifestyles we operate a tax-free cycle to work scheme. The cost of a brand new bicycle and any associated safety equipment will be exempt from both income tax and NI deductions. We operate this scheme through Connected Benefits ‘Bikes for Staff’. Further information on the scheme and how to join up can be found in the Tax-free Cycle to Work Scheme guidance.

Childcare vouchers
Through this scheme, working parents can opt to exchange part of their salary for childcare vouchers.
Exempt from tax and NI contributions, childcare vouchers are used to pay for any form of registered or approved childcare, including nurseries, nannies and pre and after school clubs. Under the scheme, parents are able to save up to £1196 per year on their childcare, (subject to individual circumstances), by requesting up to £243 per month in vouchers. Further information on the scheme and how to join up can be found in the Childcare voucher policy.

Subsided health checks

Please take a look at our Health Screening Policy for further information.

Travel discounts

Saving you money on travel with rail and cycle discounts.

Find out more about staff travel discounts.

Wellbeing programme

We want to improve the delivery of services to the residents of our borough through a high performing, healthy and motivated workforce.

As an employer we are continually reviewing and introducing new initiatives to maintain your good health and wellbeing, both in and out of work. We have a dedicated Wellbeing group whose aim is to promote, engage and raise awareness of work life balance, healthier lifestyles and to organise events and various health campaigns.

For more information, visit the My Wellbeing webpage.

In addition, we also offer:

  • Flu vaccination service
  • Long service awards
  • Travel loans
  • Professional qualification scheme
  • Free tea and coffee
going beyond

Contact details

Human Resources team

Email: recruitment@basingstoke.gov.uk

Telephone: 01256 845584

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