Employee Benefits

Our employee benefits offer to you

We really value the hard work and commitment of our employees, which is why we offer lots of benefits to suit different work and personal circumstances and a working environment that encourages and inspires excellence.   Here's what's on offer if you work at Sandwell Council:
 

An Exclusive Employee Benefit Retail Discount Portal

Retail discounts on hundreds of high street and online retailers are available. Saving you money on everything from fashion, groceries, leisure activities, cinema and days out.
 

Phones and Computers

Choose from a range of the latest phones, tablets, laptops, Smart TVs and game consoles. Convenient affordable fixed reduction to your salary and no up front costs or deposits.
 

Salary Sacrifice

Salary sacrifice schemes are offered for cars, bikes and computers. You can make tax and national insurance savings.
 

Annual Leave entitlement

A generous annual leave is offered with entitlement depending upon grade and length of service in local government. Additional annual leave entitlement is granted to employees who complete 5 years continuous service with Sandwell and or other local authorities.
 

Annual Leave Purchase Scheme

Sandwell Council offer a "Buy additional annual leave scheme" allowing employees to buy up to 10 days additional annual leave on top of usual entitlement subject to line manager approval.
 

Free Support via an employee assistance and counselling service

Access to free, external, confidential advice and face-to-face counselling on personal and/or work-related issues. We also offer employees an in-house Occupational Health service supporting health and wellbeing.
 

Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme

The Pension Scheme is an important part of your employment package. How much it costs you depends on how much you're paid, but it will be between 5.5% and 7.5% of your pay.
 

Flexible Working (Flexi Time Scheme)

Flexible working gives employees the opportunity to achieve a better balance between work and other commitments - often by making small changes to working patterns and hours.  Managers will make every effort to appreciate an employee's needs such as family responsibilities, work and caring responsibilities and be flexible as possible to try and accommodate their required working hours.
 

Smart Working

Smart Working is a transformational tool to allow organisations to work in a more agile way, by eliminating barriers to allow employees to work more efficiently. Smart Working empowers employees to work with maximum flexibility and minimum constraints - to optimise performance and to deliver best value and customer service. It is based on the concept that work is an activity we do, rather than a place we go.
 

Car Parking

Sandwell Council employees can make savings each year on the costs of their parking at work by signing up to a Scheme which provides national insurance-free benefits.
 

Cycle to Work Scheme

Huge savings on bicycle and safety equipment up to the value of £2000 and assistance to spread the cost across 12 months.
 
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