As an employee of Sheffield City Council, you have access to a wide range of benefits, from a generous pension scheme to the opportunity to buy a tax-free bike.

Pension scheme

As a Local Government Services employee, the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) is a valuable part of your pay and reward package.

Annual leave

The leave year runs from 1 April to 31 March each year. If you are a full time employee, your annual leave entitlement is 25 days increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ continuous local government or related service. Where you reach 5 years' service part way through the leave year, you will get a proportion of the extra holiday. In addition you will receive public holidays.

Employee led schemes

We offer schemes which can help you improve your work-life balance, including purchasing additional annual leave (pro-rata for part-time employees) within a given period of time. You can also apply for a career break (if you have over 12 month’s continuous service) or a temporary reduction in hours. This is dependent on service requirements.

Flexible working

As a Sheffield City Council employee you have the right to request flexible working and there are various options to improve your work-life balance, eg flexi-time scheme, working compressed hours, term-time working, reduced hours, job sharing etc. This is dependent on service requirements.

Employee special offers and benefits

You can access special offers and discounts including gym discounts, parking discounts, shop discounts, Northern Rail discounts, Vodafone Advantage scheme where you can save up to 30% on monthly bundles.

Private health care scheme

Sheffield City Council have teamed up with Westfield Health Scheme to offer you a reduced rate for private health cover. Westfield Health provide an allowance towards the cost of your dental and optical treatment, physiotherapy, chiropractic treatment and various othher treatments.

Health activities

Sheffield City Council offer discounted classes for all abilities before, during and after work. These are held at the health and wellbeing space in the Moorfoot building and some of the classes you can take part in include yoga, circuits and group cycling.

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