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Workplace benefits

To recognise your contribution to Ashfield District Council we have a range of workplace health and benefits available to all of our employees.

Generous annual leave

Full time employees are given a basic entitlement which is 30 days, and after 5 years of service your entitlement will increase to 35 days (If you work part-time, your entitlement will be prorated). This is in addition to the 8 statutory bank holidays.

Flexi-time scheme

A flexi-time scheme operates which allows some discretion in working time. Eligibility to participate in scheme is subject to service requirements.

Payment of professional fees

We will make a contribution towards professional fees, for employees who meet the specified criteria.

Family friendly policies

We have family friendly policies on: 

  • maternity
  • paternity
  • adoption
  • and parental leave. 

Career breaks

A career break may be taken for a number of reasons including personal development: the opportunity to travel or undertake community work, or to fulfil personal and domestic commitments. We allow for a period of unpaid leave for over 3 months and up to one year. 

Special leave

We understand there are times in your life where you may need to be away from work and have policies to support: 

  • bereavement leave
  • domestic emergency leave
  • unpaid leave
  • service in non-regular forces
  • public duty such as acting as a Justice or undertaking Jury Service
  • religious events and festivals
  • time off for cancer screening
  • time off for interviews at a Local Government employer.