Pay and Benefits
Bexley is a great place to be and with the range of benefits available to you as an employee, Bexley Council is a rewarding place to work.
In addition to a good salary and excellent pension scheme, all employees have access to a range of great benefits to help them get the most out of their work and leisure time in Bexley. And if you need help or advice, we have an Employee Assistance Programme available 24 hours, 365 days a year. Here is a snapshot of the benefits on offer:
We offer competitive salaries and all our staff are included in a performance related pay scheme. Details of the salary scales are below - any posts you see advertised will display the grade of the role.
Choices - is a benefits package attached to some jobs. The additional cash value can be taken or you can choose to exchange for a lease car or car allowances. This will be included in your contract if relevant and details can be found in the download document at the bottom of this page.
Relocation - if you need help moving into the Borough we may be able to help with lodging allowance, travel allowance or a lump sum depending on your circumstances. Details are below.
Interest free public transport season ticket loans - are available to help you to get to work without using the car. Further details are available on request.
Car share scheme and pool car scheme - are available when car travel is unavoidable. The car share scheme allows staff from the same areas to get together and share the commute, the pool car scheme enables you to use a brand new environmentally friendly car to travel between sites and visits during the working day.
MyChoice - Our benefit package currently includes childcare vouchers, cycle scheme and lease cars. More information is available on MyChoice.
Family friendly policies - are available to help you to manage your work/life balance. These include the statutory provisions for time off and the opportunity to apply to work flexible hours, job share or take a career break.
Annual leave purchase scheme - is available to help you to take some extra time off, perhaps for a longer holiday or special occasion. Up to 10 days additional leave can be purchased in any one annual leave year (pro-rata for part timers).
Staff discount Scheme - Bexley has launched a new staff discount scheme which is now available to Schools to purchase. This exciting new scheme gives staff discounts via pre-payment cards, voucher codes or on-line flash deals. There are over 8,000 retailers on the scheme covering major high street shops, restaurants, cinemas, attractions and holiday. An overview of the scheme and a savings calculator can be seen at Lifestyle hub.
Staff can make significant savings, without changing their spending habits. Schools can purchase via BSSN.
Discounts and benefits - A number of companies offer the Borough's staff discounts and preferential rates for a range of services and goods. We have a staff website which will give details of these offers.
Employee volunteering scheme and reservists policies- allows you to expand your experience and do something you enjoy whilst also providing an invaluable contribution to the wider community.
Employee Assistance Programme - is available 24/7, 365 days a year at no cost to you. It can be accessed on line, by phone, e-mail or instant message. It offers:
- A professional consultation and counselling service which is confidential and independent from the Council
- A range of helpful website tools including savings on products, budgeting help and personal development
- Help with work, personal, family issues, money issues or life events
Details of salary scales, mileage rates and other local pay rates are included below:
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