Benefits of working for the Council

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Cornwall Council’s ambition is to be an employer of choice, a high performing Council and a learning organisation. We commit to providing an employee reward and benefits package to attract, retain, motivate and reward our employees.

Our core employee rewards and benefits include:

  • a competitive salary. Cornwall Council pays employees a minimum of the Living Wage Foundation rate. (excluding some training roles/placements).
  • a defined benefit pension scheme, based on your career average earnings. This includes the option for extra voluntary contributions(*).
  • 23 days annual leave per year (pro-rata), rising to 28 days after five years' continuous service. Plus bank holidays and ability to buy additional annual leave.
  • family friendly leave, pay and working arrangements.
  • you may be able to work flexible hours and take 'flexi leave' for any accrued time.
  • payment of relevant professional fees.
  • car salary sacrifice scheme.
  • relocation scheme (for certain roles).
  • relevant learning and development opportunities.

We have an employee voluntary benefits scheme called One and All Employee Benefits. This gives employees access to an extensive range of discounts to local and national goods and service. Including a salary sacrifice schemes for tech products and cycle to work.

We have launched many initiatives as part of our commitment to improve employee engagement, including:

  • a new employee performance management and development process
  • an employee recognition scheme
  • an employee suggestion scheme

We are always developing our employee rewards and benefits package. As well as this we give you the opportunity to develop your career with Cornwall’s largest employer. Coupled with the chance to live in one of the country’s most beautiful counties. It’s clear that we can offer you a lifestyle and level of professional satisfaction that few organisations can match.

(*) The Government has placed restrictions on the tax free benefits that you can have at retirement as well as the amount that your pension savings can grow each year before being subject to a tax charge by HMRC. Before taking up your new role please seek independent financial advice. Please visit the local government pension scheme website for further information.

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