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Working for North Warwickshire Borough Council

North Warwickshire Borough Council is a small authority, but we offer a rich variety of rewarding roles.

Our employees are committed to serving the whole community. Everyone’s contribution is valued and staff at all levels get the opportunity to contribute to working groups that make a difference for our staff and the community we serve. We have an agreed staff charter, which lays out how we work.

Learning & Development

The Council is committed to investing in its people. We are fully supportive of developing our employees to their full potential, which enables them to make a positive contribution to the effectiveness of our services.

Right at the beginning of your employment, your manager will take you through a comprehensive induction. At this stage, any training and development needs will be identified. You will also have your own plan, which your manager will support and monitor with you (through the Supported Introduction to Employment process).

The development does not stop there; it is ongoing throughout your employment. Training and development needs are identified through the Council’s appraisal scheme. At these appraisals, both you and your manager will identify the most appropriate activity to meet your development needs. This could include course-based training, vocational programmes, seminars, conferences, reading, planned work experience or on-the-job instruction.

Benefits & Rewards

The standard full-time working week is 37 hours. The Council also has a flexi-time system that gives those employees that qualify some control over the hours that they work. Where it is practical, we also offer various alternative working arrangements such as part-time working, term-time only contracts, homeworking and compressed working hours.

All employees are eligible to join the Local Government Pension Scheme.

We work closely with the trade unions and consult widely in matters affecting employees, in relation to both terms and conditions and in developing policies and procedures. Information on how to become a union member is on the employee intranet site.

Both unions and management are committed to providing a good and safe working environment by agreeing local procedures and by providing an occupational health service. From time to time, we will run events promoting healthy lifestyles. Where necessary, we will also provide a free counselling service.

A generous relocation package is available to eligible employees, who need to move home as a result of accepting an appointment. The scheme provides help towards removal expenses, legal fees, estate agent fees, disturbance expenses and additional accommodation costs.

Other eligible benefits are maternity leave above the statutory requirement, childcare vouchers, salary sacrifice car scheme, and an assisted car purchase scheme.

Last updated Wednesday, 20th April 2016

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