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Working For Us


Benefits of working for us

  • Basic salary
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Relocation Package (depending on qualifying criteria)
  • Cash team/individual awards
  • Non cash awards
  • Buying five days' annual leave
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Long service awards
  • Staff suggestion scheme - reward for good ideas

Giving Something Back

Public duty days - 14 days to carry out public duties for members of the following public bodies:

  • Justice of the Peace
  • Member of Local Authority
  • Member of Statutory Tribunal
  • Member of Managing or Governing body of an Educational Establishment
  • Voluntary Work – two days to carry out voluntary work within the Maidstone borough

Learning

  • Personal development plan
  • Succession/career planning
  • Competency frameworks
  • Career grades
  • Vocational and technical training
  • Continual professional development and education
  • Management and leadership programmes
  • Post entry training (NVQ's)

Health

  • Benenden Health Care
  • Free centre membership to Maidstone Leisure Centre
  • Free flu vaccinations
  • Health website - information/advice on health issues
  • On-site occupation health nurse
  • Health and Safety training and support
  • Annual well being and health checks
  • Subsidised Yoga classes

Travel

  • Bus tickets at reduced rates
  • Car loan at low rates
  • Free Park & Ride bus journeys
  • Secure cycling parking
  • Cycles to Work Scheme
  • Use of Pool Cars

Environment

  • Employee assistance programme - advice and counselling helpline service
  • Work life balance week - activities such as reflexology, head massage are organised over a week
  • Flexible working: part time, flexi time, annualised hours, nine-day fortnight, term time, job sharing, home working, mobile working, compressed hours
  • Career breaks
  • Special leave (paid/unpaid)
  • Staff forum - internal communications
  • Showers and changing facilities

Equalities

We realise that everyone is different and that your needs might be different.

We are committed to treating everyone fairly and with courtesy and respect.

We believe everyone should receive the same quality of service.

The overall objectives of our equal opportunities policy are:

  • To prevent direct and indirect discrimination
  • To encourage equality of opportunity by the adoption and development of good employment practices and procedures; and
  • To achieve a workforce which reflects the overall composition of the community the Council is seeking to serve

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