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Why work for us

Working for North Herts Council entitles you to a variety of rewards and benefits - take a look below:

The option to work from home in many of our jobs, supports you to balance work with your home life and to work in the most efficient way.

Support for flexible working requests including part-time working, flexible start / finish times, and compressed hours to support work life balance.

Allowing you to bank any extra hours worked and take the time back at a time that suits you, subject to service needs.

Generous holiday entitlement starting with 26 days per year, plus bank holidays and increases depending on your grade and length of service. 

You can purchase up to 1 week's additional holiday per year through our salary sacrifice scheme.

Our maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave policies have generous paid leave options for working parents.

Many of our office-based services are closed between Christmas and New Year. 

Occupational sick pay is available from the start of your employment and the entitlement increases with your length of service.

Professional support and advice which helps you, and close family members, with workplace changes as well as personal issues.

We are a member of Employers for Carers, (part of Carers UK) , which gives you access to resources for carers 

Comprehensive range of services supporting mental health and wellbeing including Mental Health First Aiders, and our Be-Well employee wellbeing platform.

Providing you and your close family members with 24/7 free of charge access to a GP consultation service by phone or video call.

For users of display screen equipment, we offer a voucher which can be exchanged for a free eye test at Spec Savers.

Professional confidential advice and support for those employees with long-term health conditions.

We are committed to providing you with the skills and tools to develop in your current role and supporting your career progression. In addition, we schedule one morning per month which is dedicated to learning and development.

We support your continued professional development, and reimburse your annual professional subscription.

Your development can be enhanced by support from one of our in-house coaches, or via informal mentoring.

Opportunities to gain broader experience and progress your career with us.

A valuable part of our reward package, a defined benefit scheme which includes life assurance.

We recognise service from other local councils, and certain public sector employers, which allows you to access to enhanced sick pay and holiday entitlements.

Our salary sacrifice scheme allows you to save more for your pension. Shared Cost Additional Voluntary Contributions (AVC's) are a cost-efficient way to top up your LGPS pension, making savings in Income Tax and National Insurance contributions.

You will be issued with a parking permit to use in NHC car parks whilst at work.

Wide range of bikes and equipment can be purchased via our salary-sacrifice scheme.

A comprehensive IT package to support you to work safely and effectively in the office and at home.

As an NHC employee, you will receive a discount at all NHC gyms and leisure centres.

5% discount on the Careline service for those with caring responsibilities.

For those regularly working from home, expenses relating to homeworking can be claimed monthly.