Benefits

A more rewarding way to work

Supporting you

At Daventry District Council, we value our employees. They make our organisation, and they’re our greatest assets. So we’re committed to attracting, retaining and developing great talent. And our benefits package is designed to ensure everyone feels supported to be the best version of theirselves.

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Financial benefits

Salary

We work with a locally determined salary structure. You will progress by annual increments to the maximum of your pay band. We also add annual cost of living increases (3% in 2018).

Local Government Pension scheme

An exceptional scheme and one of the most valuable financial rewards: a defined, flexible, secure pension with added protection for ill health, and life cover.

Relocation – financial assistance

New employees may be able to receive assistance with the costs of relocation to the area, covering legal fees, removal costs, temporary lodging and incidental expenses.

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Work/life balance benefits

Flexible working

We offer a wide range of policies, including a flexitime scheme, that give employees the flexibility to manage work alongside their personal commitments.

Generous annual leave

Annual leave entitlements start from 24 days, rising to up to 31 days after five years’ service (dependant on grade), in addition to eight days of bank holiday leave.

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The wide-ranging lifestyle benefits include free coffee, free mobile phone insurance, discounted cinema tickets, shopping, days out, holidays and more.

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Training and development

Training and development

Continuous Professional Development (CPD) will be supported and encouraged by your manager.

We support employees to obtain relevant qualifications where they are required for the role and in line with the Council’s priorities.

We employ apprentices and support their learning through the Apprenticeship Levy.

Professional fees

We will pay for membership of one professional body where this is required for your job. 

Long service awards

We recognise long service with financial and structural rewards.

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Travel benefits

Free parking

As well as easy access to the M1, M6, A5 and A14, we also provide free on-site parking.

Car user allowances

Employees required to travel regularly by car for business (1750+ miles per annum) are eligible for ‘essential user’ allowances. The Council’s pool and hire cars are also available for employees travelling less frequently.

Lease car scheme

A lease car scheme is available to employees at band 11 and above, and qualifying essential car users. Car tax, fully comprehensive insurance and servicing costs are also included within the scheme.

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Health benefits

Gym and leisure centre discounts

We offer discounted local gym and leisure centre memberships. 

Counselling

DDC employees have access to a free, confidential counselling service with Health Assured.

The health portal

Health Assured also provide a wealth of health resources including nutritional advice, health checks, fitness advice, personal coaching, medical factsheets and BMI assessment.