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Employee Benefits at Basildon Council

Various benefits available when working for Basildon Council.

Recruitment and hiring during CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
Thank you for your interest in working with Basildon Council. If you have applied for a role, or are applying for a role, you may experience a significant delay in the recruitment process due to current circumstances. Shortlisting may take up to, and in excess of, 12 weeks. We apologise for that, but please be assured that we do not want to lose you as a candidate.

We hope that you can be patient with us. If you have recently been accepted to a role but have yet to start work, please email for an update.

Disability Confident EmployerAll Basildon Council staff receive the following employee benefits

  • Membership of the local government pension scheme
  • Flexi time (depending on contract)
  • Minimum 25 days annual leave rising to 29 days after 5 years local government service, plus bank holidays (pro rata for part time employees)
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, includes access to confidential counselling, information and guidance on any problems you may have both work / non work related
  • Free eye test every 2 years for display screen users
  • Free car parking
  • Extensive induction programme
  • Excellent opportunities for personal and professional development through our specialist OD team
  • Qualification training
  • National public sector workers benefits scheme
  • Option to join a Trade Union
  • Credit union which offers an easy way save via Payroll deduction and gives borrowing facility
  • Tusker car leasing scheme

Discounted membership

  • BUPA - discounted membership
  • Healthcare cash plan - corporate rate
  • Sporting village - discounted membership
  • David Lloyd Centre - corporate rate
  • Fitness First - corporate rate

Discounts at local stores

  • Car servicing and repairs
  • Restaurants
  • Hair dressers
  • Clothing shops
  • Gardens and homes
  • Spa

Positive about disabled people

Basildon Borough Council is proud to have been awarded the Two Tick Symbol by Jobcentre Plus. It shows we have adopted a proactive approach to employing disabled people and developing their abilities. The symbol identifies those employers who have agreed to meet five commitments regarding the recruitment, employment, retention and career development of disabled people. It helps make clear that we welcome applications from disabled people and are positive about their abilities. It also shows existing employees that we value their contribution and will treat them fairly should they become disabled.

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