Working well

Lifestyle MOT

lifestyle mot

These take place quarterly in the Civic Centre atrium and is an opportunity for you to have a short lifestyle MOT consultation including BMI, blood pressure and pulse rate checked. Details of when the next session gets advertised on the staff intranet, B:HIVE.

Health Check Programme

health check

Available to staff aged between 40 - 74 years of age who have not the previous diagnosis of Diabetes or who are not already on medication to control blood pressure or cholesterol. Please contact the Public Health team for further details.

Employee Assistance Programme

assistance

Our Employee Assistance programme provides a counselling support service for any personal, work or family issues 24/7 every day of the week All calls are answered in the UK.

The service also offers up to six short term structured Face to Face or Structured Telephone Counselling sessions where your issues can be dealt with effectively and will be subject to a clinical assessment of the presenting issues.

You can access a series of topical webinars from the EAP website at any time, there is no need to pre-register as all webinars can be accessed at a time convenient to you.

The login details can be found on the staff intranet, B:HIVE.

E-learning modules

e-learning
  • Healthy Lifestyle
  • Introduction to Meditation
  • Personal Safety at Work 2017
  • Stop Smoking Help & Advice
  • Mental Health Awareness and Good Practice
  • Stress Awareness
  • Personal Resilience
  • Under pressure – Dealing with Stress

Mind gym courses

mid gym
  • Collaborative Solutions – Workout Session
  • Emotional Fitness – Workout Session
  • Goal Setting – Workout Session and Live Action
  • Great Feedback – Workout Session and Live Action

All courses are bookable via the staff training portal, Evolve.

Occupational Health Service

Occupational Health Service

Our in-house Occupational Health Service consists of one Doctor and specialist nurse who provide a comprehensive service to support managers and staff. Managers should complete the OH Referral form on the staff intranet, B:HIVE

STARS - Our Staff Thanks and Recognition Scheme 

STARS - Our Staff Thanks and Recognition Scheme

Our Staff Thanks and Recognition Scheme, STARS, is our way of recognising the hard work, dedication and achievements of Council staff who have helped to make the borough a better place to work and live.

Members of the public, Councillors and colleagues can nominate staff who they think have gone above and beyond in their role throughout the year. The categories of nomination include Exceptional Partnership Working, Innovator of the Year and Learner of the Year. Everyone nominated under the scheme is invited to an event held at a local venue with their Director where they receive their letter of recognition and a star lapel pin.

A STARS panel also select outstanding representatives from each category who have made outstanding contributions in their nominated category. The people selected by the STARS panel are invited to attend a special evening to celebrate their success.

In previous years, the awards have been sponsored by our partners – Capita, Tusker, Gatenby Sanderson & Sodexo.

Clean & well maintained Civic Offices and facilities

Clean and well maintained Civic Offices and facilities

Our newly refurbished offices are one of Bexley’s landmark buildings. You will work in a modern, well-equipped, energising environment that supports team working and collaboration. With space to meet in private or informal break out areas, you’ll enjoy your time at work.

Display Screen Equipment (DSE) surgeries

Display Screen Equipment

Come along to one of the Health & Safety DSE Surgeries, which will enable you to set up your chair and workstation to help you ensure that you don’t suffer health problems as a result of sitting at a desk and looking at a screen. The team can also assist you in completing your DSE Self-Assessment. Details on sessions will be communicated via the usual channels.

Health & Safety live events

Health and Safety live events
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Conflict Resolution
  • HeartStart Training Course

All courses are bookable via the staff training portal, Evolve.

Well-being & Resilience and Positivity workshops

Well-being & Resilience and Positivity workshops

The well-being workshop will help you find simple ways of improving your mental health to help you cope with the stresses of everyday life.

Resilience and Positivity Workshop will give you an opportunity to find out what research says about resilience and positivity and to give you some useful, positive and uplifting advice and simple strategies to help you to live a happier, healthier and more positive life.

Social activities

Social activities
  • Randomised Coffee Trial (RCT) –  We use RCTs to connect people across the organisation and give them time to meet to have a coffee to form networks and hear about what’s happening across the Council
  • Monthly lunchtime reading group
  • Staff Social Christmas activities and Charity events including Christmas Carol Singing and Quiz
  • The Bexley Games – a week of activities, sport and team-building opportunities for everyone who works for the Council to get involved in.

Family-friendly policies

Family-friendly policies
  • Maternity Leave
  • Adoption Leave
  • Paternity Leave
  • Maternity Support Leave
  • Shared Parental Leave
  • Special Guardianship
  • Special Leave Provisions
  • Time off for Dependents
  • Flexible Working Guide

Private health care

Private health care

Benenden Health is a mutual, not-for-profit provider of discretionary healthcare. As a mutual friendly society, they offer an alternative to private medical insurance. 

Alternatively, we also offer employees a discounted plan for your everyday healthcare
appointments through Simplyhealth. With the Simply Cash Plan you can claim money back towards the cost of check-ups and treatment for you and your family.

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