Buckinghamshire Council
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About Buckinghamshire Council

In April 2022, we celebrated two years of being the country's newest unitary authority, after merging the five district councils in April 2020. By working with us, you are part of something bigger. From supporting residents who are at the heart of what we do, to shaping our county for now and future generations – as a Buckinghamshire Council employee, – 
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Our Culture

By working with us, you are part of something bigger. From supporting residents who are at the heart of what we do, to shaping our county for now and future generations – as a Buckinghamshire Council employee, you contribute to the local community, whatever your role. As one of the biggest local authorities in the UK, we are part of a network of partners spanning both public and private sectors. Our work matters, and together, we can achieve big things. Our services are wide-ranging. From Accounting to Zoo Licensing, the opportunities to grow and progress are endless. Everyone has a voice and we listen, which is why regular communications and staff-led networks are so important to us. Our commitment to work-life balance and adapting ways of working is shaping our working lives for the better. So from the moment you join us, we’ll support you to be the best you every step of the way.

Our Values

We have a set of values, which our employees have chosen, that represent what we are – Proud, Ambitious, Collaborative and Trustworthy. By joining Buckinghamshire Council, you can expect: - a fair and inclusive culture - the chance to really make a difference to those around you - health and well-being initiatives including an Employee Assistance Programme, Mental Health First Aiders and mindfulness workshops - a unified voice through our Employee Representative Group - ongoing support, and the opportunity to develop and progress in your career with us - opportunities to take part in fun activities such as fundraising and social events

Benefits & Rewards

Everyone is different, so we offer a range of benefits to support our employees lifestyle, health and wellbeing.  Pay and financial benefits As well as making a real difference to the communities you serve, you’ll also be offered: - Competitive pay ranges in line with the council’s performance pay scheme - The opportunity to earn a bonus with ‘exceptional’ and ‘outstanding’ performance - A generous employer pension contribution in line with the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) - Staff discount at local gyms, restaurants, theatres, coffee shops, beauty salons and more - Discounts on local bus and train travel - Discount on O2 phone contracts - A car leasing scheme Generous leave entitlement We know time away from work is important. All of our roles come with: - 25 days annual leave which increases to 30 days after 5 years’ service - The chance to purchase 10 days extra annual leave a year - Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave - Paid foster care and carers leave - Time off for members of Reserve Forces - The opportunity to apply for sabbaticals Health and wellbeing We believe that a healthy workforce is a happy workforce. When you join us at BC, you can expect: - Dedicated Health and Wellbeing Champions - Equality, Diversity and Inclusion networks - Trained mental health first-aiders - Access to a 24-hour employee assistance programme which offers ongoing support, advice and councelling for issues both in and ouside of the workplace - Occupational sick pay

Work Smart

We want our employees to be happy both in and outside of the workplace. That’s why you could benefit from: - agile working from different locations including working from home (role dependant) - flexible working arrangements to suit your lifestyle - the chance to build up 13 days’ worth of ‘flexi-time’ for you to take when you need it - full access to our Employee Assistance Programme with round-the-clock, confidential support from trained professionals for matters in both your personal and professional life The Covid-19 pandemic has given us the opportunity to re-think our ways of working. Our Work Smart scheme combines the benefits of remote working, with the advantages of a workplace, to create a new hybrid approach. Each of our roles has been designated one of our workstyles, which you’ll see detailed on each job profile.

Diversity and Inclusion

At Buckinghamshire Council, we know that our biggest strength comes from the people that work for us, and that’s why we’re working hard to ensure we continue to be an accessible and inclusive organisation. From dedicated staff networks overseen by our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Steering Group, to proudly standing as a Disability Confident employer, it’s important to us that all our colleagues feel engaged, listened to, and valued. Our offer of flexible working empowers a productive and happy workforce and allows employees to combine work with other responsibilities and commitments. We believe our workforce should reflect the diverse communities we service in Buckinghamshire, and are looking for like-minded individuals to join us in promoting equality, fairness, and inclusion for everyone.

Work-Life Balance

We want our employees to be happy both in and outside of the workplace. That’s why you could benefit from: - Agile working from different locations including working from home (role dependant) - Flexible working arrangements to suit your lifestyle - The chance to build up 13 days’ worth of ‘flexi-time’ for you to take when you need it - Full access to our Employee Assistance Programme with round-the-clock, confidential support from - Trained professionals for matters in both your personal and professional life

Career Development

We will support you as you continue to develop you career with us. We believe in growing our own talent through: - A coaching performance framework that focuses on your development - Training, apprenticeships, graduate opportunities and secondments - Supportive early career opportunities - Revision and study leave for staff that are undertaking work-related exams - Personal development plans - An e-learning catalogue with access to hundreds of training modules