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Free meals for school children during half term

The council will be giving out free meals to children during the October half term (26 - 30 October)

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We are committed to providing a diverse, stimulating and enjoyable working environment and to offering a comprehensive benefits package to attract the best people.


We offer competitive salary scales with annual reviews on the 1 April.


24 - 30 days holiday per year. Employees with Local Government service will receive 27 days leave after 5 years accumulated service and 30 days after 10 years accumulated service.

Flexible working

We offer flexible working hours between 7am – 10pm (Monday – Saturday) subject to operational requirements. This flexibility enables employees to have more freedom to arrange their working day.

Part time and Job share

We offer a range of part time opportunities and all our full time vacancies are open to job share unless otherwise stated.

Maternity and Paternity provisions

Maternity, paternity, adoption and parental leave.

Training and Development

Excellent training and development opportunities are available to all staff in conjunction with our comprehensive performance and development programme. Secondments are often available to current employees offering the opportunity to gain further skills and experience.

Travelling to work

A loan towards the purchase of an annual or half yearly season ticket may be made in approved cases to permanent employees or employees on fixed term contracts expected to last 12 months or more.

Through the Cycle to Work Scheme, our employees can get a bike tax-free, saving on average about half the cost, for travel to work. Please visit Green Commute Initiative for more information.

For our staff based at our Daneshill House and Cavendish Road sites, regular and electric pool bikes are available.

You can get discounts on your monthly bus tickets through our membership of the Arriva Employers Travel Club.

Other travel discounts for train and bus travel and discounts at outlets like Halfords are available through our membership of SmartGoStevenage.

Bus Travel

Arriva Employers Travel Club membership giving 20% discount on monthly bus tickets. 10% off Centrebus season tickets (3, 6 & 12 month tickets)

Stevenage Credit Union

As an employee, you can save an agreed amount every month from your salary with the Stevenage Credit Union. As well as getting the benefit of secure savings, free life insurance and access to cheap loans.

Pension Scheme

We offer a career average pension scheme.

Employee Discounts


We can now offer everyone who works at Stevenage Borough Council the opportunity to join a staff benefits scheme, giving access to a range of benefits including leisure activities, discounts on theatre, cinema and theme park tickets, and savings at High Street shops. Membership of the Civil Service Sports Council (CSSC) is available to all employees – permanent, temporary, contract and agency – at a cost of £4.25 a month.


SmartGo Stevenage offers a range of travel benefits and services to help make travel cheaper, easier and more sustainable for employers and staff within Stevenage. This includes discounts on car hire, rail travel, cycle shops and many more.


Eye tests for VDU users, Occupational Health service and Employee Assistance programme.


If you move house in order to join us we may be able to offer you an attractive relocation package. If appropriate, details will be discussed at interview.


Health and Fitness membership as part of our lifelong learning programme.

Trade Unions

All employees have the opportunity to join a Trade Union. For a small fee members have access to free legal advice and assistance, welfare assistance and a whole range of discounted benefits, but more importantly, full representation in the workplace.

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