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Colleague benefits and support

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We understand that people are our most valuable resource, and we want to make your experience with us as positive and beneficial as possible.

We offer competitive pay to our employees, alongside comprehensive support. You will receive a full induction, ongoing training, and personal development opportunities.

Flexible working options

We recognize the importance of maintaining a work-life balance. We offer various flexible working arrangements, including:

  • part-time
  • job-sharing
  • term-time
  • annualized hours
  • mobile working
  • compressed workweeks
  • buying additional annual leave

Relocation support

If you're planning to relocate for a job with us, you may be eligible for up to £8,000 in relocation costs, as specified in the job advert.

Pension scheme

You can join the BCP Council pension scheme, which is part of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) under Dorset Council. This scheme offers tax-approved, defined benefit occupational pensions based on your membership length and final salary.

Lifestyle savings

Our benefits program is available to all BCP Council employees and their immediate families. It provides savings on high-street shopping, groceries, travel, dining out, and more.

Car benefit scheme

The car benefit scheme allows you to order a brand new car with an all-inclusive package. The costs are deducted directly from your gross salary, saving you money on National Insurance and pension contributions.

Cycle to work scheme

You can lease a bike and safety equipment over a 12-month period for commuting and personal use. The lease cost is deducted from your gross pay, and you can lease equipment up to £1,000, inclusive of VAT.

Family support policies

We offer various support options for employees with caring responsibilities, including:

  • maternity, paternity and parental leave, including adoption leave
  • compassionate, special and unpaid leave

Wellbeing and counselling services

We provide a confidential employee support and counselling service to assist you with personal or work-related issues. Our aim is to maintain and improve the wellbeing of all employees, offering support for issues such as:

  • bereavement
  • bullying
  • domestic violence
  • finances
  • accommodation

We're committed to ensuring that your experience at BCP Council is fulfilling and supportive, both personally and professionally.

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