Working for Rother District Council

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Working for Rother District Council

Putting our residents first is at the heart of everything we do in Rother. It's the reason that we come to work every day.

Along with the strong political leadership at the Council, everyone is encouraged to share ideas and put forward their suggestions for improving our services. So no matter where you work in the organisation, you can make a difference. By listening to the needs of our residents, looking for ways to solve problems and working together, we all play a part in ensuring we deliver the best services possible for our residents.

Benefits for staff:

Staff Benefits

Cycle to Work scheme - as part of a salary sacrifice, staff can obtain the use of a bicycle and related safety equipment of their choice and use it as an alternative commute to work through a loan. At the end of the agreement staff have the option to buy the bike outright or carry on using it at

Eye Test Vouchers - VDU users can be issued a voucher to use at Specsavers to cover the cost of a test and any prescribed glasses for computer based work

Pension scheme - Rother is a member of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS), they provide an employee pension for staff 

Discount scheme - Rother have access to a wide array of discount vouchers and reloadable cards to multiple high street chains and places of interest through an accredited organisation

Gym membership - staff can utilise the Freedom Leisure centres in the area by having their adult or family annual membership being reimbursed.

Training and further developing staff is paramount to the Council. There are a number of  qualifications and training opportunities run in-house throughout the year with staff also able to view and book onto course run by the Sussex Training Consortium (STC)

Annual Leave allowances depend on the level of the post - starting at 20 days for full time members of staff.  5 years of continuous service at the Council or with other recognised Local Authority departments in turn earns another full week of annual leave to use. The Council is closed during the week after Christmas and New Year.

Flexible working is ongoing and on the up at Rother. With many of our staff now able to work more agilely either by  working from home or other sites, reducing their hours or adjusting their working week when it helps. There are opportunities to request sabbatical leave. Rother are keen to improve the work/life balance of all staff and encourage requests for flexible working to ensure staff can maintain a happy home and work life.

Relocation packages are available for certain roles. Please note this will be stated at the time of advertising of the role and is subject to certain terms and conditions.

There is constant access to an Occupational Heath scheme as well as an Employment Assistance Programme that provides confidential support 24 hours a day.

Staff are also entitled to receive sick pay should they feel unwell, the Council also offers special leave and compassionate leave


Disability Confident

The Disability Confident symbol represents the policy set up by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). It is an identity accredited to employers by the DWP. It shows that Rother has a positive approach to employing disabled people. In order to display this symbol, Rother District Council had to assess the work the Council does for current staff and when recruiting new staff to ensure it meets the core themes of the policy. The Council also had to demonstrate how it participates in activities recommended by the Government to recruit fairly; give opportunities for everyone to experience work; work with other organisations who support disabled people looking for work as well as train and support existing staff.

You will see the symbol displayed on Rother District Council's job adverts and application form.

Rother District Council is positive about employing disabled people and we are keen to know about your abilities. As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy; we will ensure their individual needs are factored into the interview environment, making adjustments to ensure the interview experience is as accommodating as possible for every candidate.


Privacy for Applicants' Information

The Council collects, holds and uses a considerable amount of information, including personal data, so that it can provide its services to you. Rother District Council is fully committed to protecting your personal data.  The link below is to our privacy notice which explains how we use and protect your personal data and tells you how the law protects you:

http://www.rother.gov.uk/privacypolicy

A copy of the Privacy Notice for Job Applicants is attached for your information.

 

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