St Albans City & District Council

Working at the Council can be very rewarding. Our services affect the daily lives of people in our community in many different ways, and our staff feel like they’re making a difference to people’s lives, whilst working in a positive and flexible environment.

St Albans is an attractive place to live and work with its heritage, busy city centre and award winning green parks. Our refurbished Council offices are located in the centre of the city near to a wide range of shops and restaurants.

We’re just 20 minutes from London St Pancras, a short hop off the M1 and M25 motorways, within easy reach of London Luton and Heathrow airports.

For all roles we offer a great remuneration package including competitive salaries and other benefits including:

Reimbursement of Professional Subscriptions

– We will pay your subscription to one professional body per year if it is essential to the post that you be professionally qualified e.g. RTPI, RICS, etc.

Essential Users’ Car Allowance

– All employees who are required to drive Council business are classed as either essential or casual car users.

Train Season ticket loan and Discount scheme

We offer a generous discounts on point to point season tickets on the Govia Thames Link train service. Currently Council employees can obtain up to a 50% discount on monthly/ annual season ticket with Govia ThamesLink on specified journeys.

Employees can also obtain am interest free loan on annual season tickets (providing you are employed full time, or on a contract that ends a year or more later)

Child Care Vouchers

– We offer Child Care Vouchers through a Salary Sacrifice Scheme.

Flexible working

Our flexible working scheme encompasses a number of staff benefits that allow you to maintain a healthy work life balance while you are working at the Council. Our benefits include:

  • Flexi-time – employees are able to choose their working pattern as long as they fulfil their contracted working hours and are working in the Council’s core hours, subject to service needs.
  • Mobile working – subject to the role requirements passing a probation period, and manager discretion employees are able to work from mobile locations, such as at home.
  • Range of working patterns – Our employees are offered a range of working patters including: full time, part-time, job share, term time working, partial home working, full home working, compressed hours i.e. 4 day week or 9 day fortnight. Please ask about working patterns when you apply for a job.

Holidays

The lowest holiday entitlement for employees is 23 days, rising to 27 days after 5 years of service. You have the option of using your flexi-time entitlement to take an extra day of holiday if you work an additional day of overtime in a four week period.

Please ask what the holiday entitlement is for the job which interest you.

Part-time staff are entitled to holidays and bank holidays on a proportional (pro-rata) basis.

Local Government Pension Scheme

You are automatically enrolled on the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) when you start with the Council. The LGPS is one of the most generous and secure pension schemes available in any employment sector and is the career average in the English and Welsh public sector.

The LGPS benefits include:

  • Tax relief on your contributions, which are added to by the Council
  • A secure pension
  • Tax-free cash
  • Early retirement and flexible retirement is possible
  • Immediate ill-health benefits if you become seriously ill
  • Benefits for your dependents in the event of your death in service

Sports and Leisure Discounts

We want our employees to keep healthy and active, and encourage this through several internally run sports clubs (including football, badminton and Pilates) as well as discounted rates at a number of our sport and leisure centres in St Albans. These include:

  • 1Life (formally Leisure Connection) who have facilities at various venues around the district including Abbey View Golf & Track Facility, Alban Arena, Batchwood Golf Course & Sports Centre, Harpenden Public Halls, Harpenden Sports Centre and Harpenden Swimming Pool
  • Sports and Leisure Management Limited (SLM) at Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre.

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