Our benefits package

Joining our high-performing authority gives you access to an extensive benefits package

Local Government Pension Scheme

You will be eligible to join the Local Government Pension Scheme. Membership is available to all employees excluding teachers, who join the Teachers' Pension scheme.

Competitive salary

Our pay ranges allow for salary progress in line with your performance.

Annual leave

We offer a generous annual leave entitlement. You will receive a minimum of 24 days per annum (pro rata) rising to a maximum of 30 days (pro rata) after 5 years service (dependent on grade).

Flexible working

To help you meet your work and domestic commitments, we have a variety of flexible working arrangements. These include flexitime, job sharing and home-working. These can be used where operational requirements can be met.

Family friendly policies

We offer a full range of family friendly policies. These include generous maternity, paternity and adoption entitlements.

Childcare voucher scheme

Our childcare voucher scheme enables you to save tax and national insurance contributions on the cost of your childcare.

Employee support

Safeguarding and enhancing the health and wellbeing of our staff is important to us. You will have access to our services which include confidential counselling and health advice.

Sickness pay scheme

Our scheme enables employees to continue to receive normal pay during defined periods of absence.

Learning and development

To help you reach your career potential, we offer access to a wide range of learning and development opportunities. These range from e-learning and professional development, to leadership and change excellence programmes.

Workplace activities

We want to help you improve your health and happiness. The activities on offer may include Yoga, Pilates, swimming, Boxercise, Tai Chi, singing, knitting and walking.

Travel support and discounts

Employees of Hampshire County Council are able to access a range of travel discounts.

  • 10% discount on MOTs at County Council workshops
  • 20% discount off the cost of an annual rail season ticket with South West Trains for staff based in Winchester, Havant, Fareham, Eastleigh or Basingstoke
  • 10% off all annual and 13 week season tickets across the Stagecoach network
  • a range of cycling discounts with selected retailers
  • car sharing through Hantscarshare

The discounts are offered by public transport operators and cycle shops and are not set by the Council. They can be reduced or withdrawn at any time.

Employee loans

An employee loan enables you to break down the cost into 12 monthly repayments which are deducted by payroll. Loans can be used for bicycles, car parking season tickets, IT equipment, personal development and public transport season tickets.

Staff discounts

Our employees have access to a range of discounts on goods and services. These include holidays, insurance, loans, health and fitness, broadband TV and phone, food and drink, and much more.

Eye tests

We will reimburse you for the cost of a standard eye test. We also make a contribution towards prescription glasses when needed specifically to see a screen clearly.

Long Service Award

Each year we mark the long service given by our employees who achieve 25 and 40 years’ service.