Employee Benefits

Ipswich Borough Council Reward Package

Benefits of the Job

LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

The Council offers a wide range of learning and development opportunities, including:

  • A range of Personal Development modules accessed via our Learning Management System.
  • Learning and development opportunities consisting of bite size virtual learning modules and face to face workshops.
  • Professional and vocational qualifications to develop you in your role.
  • Access to Coaching and Mentoring.
  • Apprenticeship pathways up to degree level.
  • Management Development Programme opportunities.

WELLBEING

The Council is committed to the wellbeing of our employees and offers a range of wellbeing support.

  • A free and confidential employee assistance programme providing general information and advice to employees as well as access to counselling and legal advice. Available to access 24/7, 365 days a year.
  • A dedicated Wellbeing Hub providing a wealth of resources.
  • Mental Health First Aiders.
  • Free Gym and Swimming membership.
  • Menopause Champions.
  • Free flu vaccination programme.

FLEXIBLE WORKING

The Council offers a variety of flexible working options including part time contracts, compressed hours, annualised hours, seasonal contracts, and hybrid working.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT DISCOUNTS

  • Free bus travel available on Ipswich Buses.
  • 75% discount off selected pre-paid bus tickets with First Eastern Counties Buses including the Ipswich Park & Ride service.
  • 60% discount off season tickets and flexi-season tickets with Greater Anglia. This is a taxable benefit.

CYCLE PURCHASE SCHEME

A Cycle Scheme is available for employees to purchase a bicycle (including accessories) through a salary sacrifice scheme from their salary before tax is deducted. 

LOCAL GOVERNMENT PENSION SCHEME (LGPS)

 

For more details, visit: https://www.suffolkpensionfund.org/

HOLIDAY ENTITLEMENT

Holiday entitlement detailed below. Plus 8 bank holidays. 

Grade

Less than 5 years Local Government Continuous Service

5 years or more Local Government Continuous Service

Up to & including grade 7

26 days

30 days

Grade 8 and above

27 days

32 days

 

SUBSIDISED PARKING FOR WORK AND LEISURE

Subsidised parking rates for work and leisure purposes are available in selected Ipswich Borough car parks seven days a week.

MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AIDERS

Mental Health First Aiders are available to support employees.

FREE SWIMMING & GYM MEMBERSHIP

Free swimming and gym access at Council sport and swimming centres.

LIFESTYLE BENEFITS

Exclusive offers and discounts for employees, including discounted theme park entry, days out, shopping gift cards, gifts, flowers and fantastic deals on holidays and much more.

COMPETITIVE SALARY

  • The Council is a Living Wage Foundation employer. The real Living Wage is the only UK wage rate based on the cost of living, it is voluntarily paid by over 14,000 UK businesses.
  • Annual cost of living pay increase.
  • Christmas Savings Club.
  • Relocation package up to £8000 for eligible employees.

Office

Ipswich Borough Council

Grafton House
15-17 Russell Road
Ipswich
IP1 2DE