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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 29 days, after 5 years of service the entitlement will increase to 34 days, part-time employees entitlement will be pro-rated.

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

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.