Why Work For Us?

We are a major employer in Southend and we recognise that our staff are our main asset. To help ensure we attract and retain the best people we offer a competitive benefits package.

  • Flexible Working Hours

    Our standard working week is 37 hours. However, you may vary your working hours to suit your personal circumstances and the needs of your department.

  • Salary and Pension Scheme

    We offer an extremely competitive salary including annual increases within the salary level subject to performance. You will also qualify to join the Local Government Pension Scheme.

  • Annual Leave

    As a new employee you will have a minimum of 23 days annual leave (excluding statutory bank holidays). This will increase by one day after each completed year you work for us (up to 28 days when you complete 5 years).

  • Job Sharing

    We actively support job sharing as an alternative to full-time employment.

  • Family Friendly Policies

    Many schemes are offered to allow our employees to fulfil their family commitments. This includes maternity leave, paternity leave and adoption leave. We also offer generous paid leave entitlements should you need to take time off for childcare, domestic crisis or care for a dependant.

  • Paid Sick Leave

    We are keen to support employees who are genuinely unwell and not able to attend work. Our sick pay scheme ranges from 1 month full pay to 6 months full pay dependent on length of service.

  • Employee Schemes

    We offer the Cycle2Work scheme which allows you to loan S/B borrow a bicycle for a much lower cost. The SalarySacrifice4Cars scheme is also offered to allow employees to drive a brand new, fully maintained and insured car for at a lower cost. We also support the national tax-free childcare scheme.

  • Employee Health Schemes

    We work in partnership with three Health Providers who offer employees a range of health care options. We also have Occupational Health services to prevent ill-health and provide support to staff when they are ill.

  • Employee Assistance Programme

    This programme enables employees to contact a confidential helpline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • Relocation Expenses

    If you need to relocate we offer a generous tax-free scheme that helps you get financial support for expenses relating to your relocation (subject to agreement).