Leicestershire County Council

County Hall
United Kingdom

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About Leicestershire County Council

Positive Work Life Balance

We are accredited as a Timewise Council by the Timewise Foundation. This status means that we are committed to embedding and promoting the use of flexible working and ensuring that it plays a key part in how we recruit and manage our employees.

Our aim is therefore to support the use of smarter and innovative working arrangements which still meet the delivery of effective customer-focussed services and the needs of the people of Leicestershire. Enabling our employees to work smarter is essential to the successful transformation of the organisation and contributes to the Council’s performance.

To support our employees to achieve a positive balance between their work and home commitments, we offer the following:   

  • Generous annual leave entitlements (between 24 and 35 days per year depending on your grade and length of service)
  • Smarter working arrangements including working compressed hours, term-time only, job share, part-time, and home working
  • A range of family friendly policies including maternity, adoption, paternity and parental leave
  • A child care voucher scheme
  • The opportunity to join our workers groups (Disabled Workers Group, Black Workers Group, LGBT Workers Group, Working Carers Group)
  • A career break scheme (subject to qualifying conditions)
  • Special leave provisions for employees with caring responsibilities.

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