Great benefits

Great benefits

We reward and recognise the valued contribution shown by every member of staff with a comprehensive benefits package, commitment to their personal and professional development, and the flexibility to manage work and home commitments.

Take a look at some of the ways we recognise and reward you at Rutland.

  • A competitive salary with progression and NJC annual pay awards
  • We support your development needs to help you meet your full potential through regular catch ups with your line manager, training and development opportunities and all colleagues have the chance to get involved with our employee groups such as our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Group and our Health & Wellbeing Peer Support Group
  • Our standard contracts are 37-hours per working week but we also have opportunities for part-time working. If you are looking for some flexibility in where or how you work, we'll try to support you. Rutland is committed to operating under a hybrid working arrangement for areas of work that can operate both at home and in the office
  • Some of our roles such as Social Work and Planning have career grade structures giving a clear career pathway and salary progression routes
  • Personal and professional development is important to us and we're lucky to have a generous training budget that has supported a variety of colleagues in courses such as apprenticeships, university degrees, management qualifications and many more
  • If you are moving to Rutland to join us, you may be eligible for help with relocation, including support for removal, travel and legal costs
  • You'll be offered a generous defined benefits pension scheme with the Local Government Pension Scheme, including the option to make additional voluntary contributions
  • You will also have life assurance cover from the moment you join the Local Government Pension Scheme, offering a lump sum equal to two years' pay for your loved ones if you die in service
  • All employees receive free uniform if one is needed for your role
  • From your first day you will be eligible to access our 24/7 and completely free Employee Assistance Programme which offers personal, legal and family advice as well as access to free counselling sessions
  • There is a real sense of being valued at the Council, and ensuring you have a genuine balance between your work life and personal life.
  • Minimum 24 days leave and bank holidays

    Minimum 24 days leave and bank holidays

    Minimum 24 days annual leave (pro-rata), plus paid bank holidays. An extra 5 days after 5 years service.

  • Career breaks

    Career breaks

    Career breaks and extended periods of leave to support you.

  • Professional membership

    Professional membership

    Payment of professional body membership fees if this is a requirement of your role.

  • Developing you

    Developing you

    Easy access to learning, coaching and mentoring, and secondment opportunities.

  • Maternity, paternity and adoption pay

    Maternity, paternity and adoption pay

    Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay.

  • Flexible working

    Flexible working

    Flexible working policies to enable you to balance work and home commitments.

  • Competitive salary

    Competitive salary

    Competitive salary in line with nationally agreed pay scales. Defined benefits pension scheme.

  • Wellbeing support helpline

    Wellbeing support helpline

    24/7 advice, support and counselling for you and your immediate family via our employee assistance programme.

  • Cycle to work scheme

    Cycle to work scheme

    Cycle to work scheme through the Green Commute Initiative – salary sacrifice offering a great deal.

  • Mindfulness programmes

    Mindfulness programmes

    Improve your wellbeing with our Mindfulness sessions.

  • Discounts


    Our staff have access to discounts on phone contracts, car hire, and more.