Working for Mansfield District Council
As one of the largest employers in the area we offer a wide range of services across the district including housing repairs, parks and green spaces, neighbourhood wardens, environmental health, planning and customer services to name just a few.
We are located near to the M1 and most of our sites are on a bus route or are within walking distance of a train station.
We are an accredited Living Wage employer, which sees all employees receive a minimum hourly wage of £8.75.
We offer employees a very generous package of benefits including the following.
Pensions - When you start work for the Council you will be automatically brought into the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) from the first day or employment. For more information on the pension scheme please go to the Nottinghamshire Pension Fund website.
Learning and development – Mansfield District Council is recognised under the Investors in People (IiP) scheme. A key element of our People First programme of work is how the council values, understands and develops its staff. Your employment will commence with a period of induction, you will meet on a regular basis with your manager/team leader to review your progress throughout your probationary period. The Council has an annual performance development scheme in place.
Annual Leave – Employees receive a minimum of 29 days annual leave in a full year increasing to 36 days after 5 years service. In addition there are 8 public holidays. The leave year runs from 1st April – 31st March. Leave is calculated on a pro-rata basis for employees working less than 37 hours per week.
Flexible working - We have a range of flexible working options including flexi time, part time working and job share to help you to achieve work-life balance.
Maternity, paternity and adoption benefits - We offer a comprehensive package of support in relation to maternity, paternity and adoption.
Employee assistance programme – We offer a free, confidential support service to all employees and their families. This service is available 24/7, 365 days per year either on-line, by telephone or face to face. This service is confidential and can offers counselling services along with advice on family, financial and health issues.
Mansfield Perks - Gives employees access to a great range of discounts on: travel bookings, high street vouchers, gift cards, cinema tickets, days out, leisure activities and your day to day spending. There is something for everyone and 1000’s of ways to save through the scheme whether you like to shop in store or online.
Leisure Facilities – Employees are entitled to use all council leisure centres at a reduced rate.
Childcare vouchers - Eligible working parents are entitled to exchange a proportion of their gross salary for Childcare Vouchers. The exchanged proportion of the salary is exempt from tax and National Insurance contributions allowing savings to be made on childcare costs.
Car Loan Scheme – A car loan scheme is available to employees whose post is designated as an essential or casual user.
Free Parking - The Council provides free parking for all employees.