Our benefits package is under constant review but the main things you’ll be able to enjoy include:
- Annual Leave information on our Pay and benefits page
- Access to confidential Counselling information on our My wellbeing page
- Local Government Pension Scheme information on our Pay and benefits page
- Pay and benefits information on our Pay and benefits page
- Healthcare Cash Plan
The council offers a healthcare cash plan covering day to day healthcare expenditure (up to agreed annual policy limits) such as dental and optical care, as well as other therapies such as chiropractic treatment. This is funded for all employees on an opt-in basis at the basic level of cover, which you can choose to upgrade via monthly payroll deductions from your salary. Family members such as partners can be added for an additional fee, and children can be covered free of charge.
- Employee Assistance Programme
Council staff have access to a free 24/7/365 telephone employee assistance programme (EAP). The helpline offers confidential and independent support on matter such as family issues, debt, work, lifestyle addictions, relationships and legal advice.
- Discounts platform
The council has partnered with the UK’s leading employee benefits provider to offer an online discounts platform. The platform includes discounts at local and national retailers and restaurants, with most vouchers and cashback redeemable online and in-store. An accompanying mobile app allows you to access great offers anywhere and at any time.
- Free car parking
Free car parking adjacent to the Civic Offices, subject to a waiting list.
- Local discounts
Arrangements with several local shops, restaurants and cafes offering discounts to council staff. You will also be eligible for a Basingstoke Rewards card further expanding this offer to offers at multiple local businesses in the vicinity of the council offices.
- Occupational health service
Our Occupational Health service is provided by the Robens Centre for Occupational Health and Safety. The service operates Monday to Friday and is available to all council employees where necessary. The Robens Centre is an independent and specialist occupational health provider owned by the University of Surrey.
- Salary sacrifice schemes - cars and bicycles
Salary sacrifice schemes for cars and cycle to work are available to council staff.
- Travel discounts
The council offers a number of discounted travel options for public and green transport methods.
- Health and Wellbeing programme
In addition, we also offer:
- Flu vaccination service
- Long service awards
- Travel loans
- Professional qualification scheme
- Free tea and coffee
Human Resources team