Working at Breckland Council

Why work for Breckland Council?

Breckland Council currently employs approximately 300 people in a variety of roles across Norfolk. We provide many services and recruit for a diverse number of vacancies covering a wide range of skills and professions.

We recognise the value of our employees, who add value to our organisation and the services we deliver. Our staff benefit from regular communication and consultation, including a monthly All Staff Briefing, regular team meetings, monthly newsletter, and access to our local Intranet.

We have embraced the Government's agenda to modernise local government and our approach has been to lead change rather than follow it. We believe that Best Value can only be achieved by developing staff to their full potential, and we provide them with the relevant knowledge, equipment, and authority to carry out their duties successfully.

Our employees enjoy excellent conditions of service, including a generous pension scheme and flexible working for a large percentage of our staff, as well as the possibility of job sharing.

Equal opportunities

We are an Equal Opportunities employer, recognising the benefits of sustaining a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community we serve. We welcome applications from anyone who feels they meet the requirements of our vacancies, these are listed as 'essential requirements' on the person specification.

Staff benefits

Wonder what we can offer you?

We at Breckland Council understand the importance of a healthy work-life balance. As such, we offer a generous flex scheme that allows up to one additional day off per every four week period. Our Employee Assistance Programme also provides free access to 24 hour telephone counselling.

We're partnered with local businesses to bring you some extra treats, such as discounted prices at Parkwood Leisure Centres and up to 15 per cent savings on new Vodafone plans, which can be applied to one additional friend or family member.  There's also the Norfolk Reward Scheme giving you great discounts at most high street shops.

Great right? Wait, it gets better. Other benefits include:

  • Free parking.
  • Excellent training opportunities.
  • Local Government Pension Scheme.
  • Family friendly policies.
  • Childcare voucher scheme.
  • Cyclesheme and assisted car purchase.
  • 25 days annual leave, increasing to 28 days after five years' service.

Our training services

Here at Breckland, investing in our people's development is a key priority. We want to train and develop people well because we know it's what they want: to further their careers, to become a better version of themselves, and to play a part in a growing and changing council. What's in it for us? Well, it makes sense for us to have teams of engaged, talented, dynamic, and high performing people. 

From day one, you'll have everything you need, from initial induction to orientation to corporate induction with the Chief Executive and Executive Management Team. We feel it's important for you to settle in well and never feel lost while transitioning to the council. 

Inductions

Prior to your first day you will be sent a staff induction pack along with a link to access some of our policies. These will allow you to start gaining an understanding of Breckland Council and how it functions alongside answering other important questions.

On your first day, your team will take you round to make introductions, give you a tour of the building, including the fire evacuation procedure, and provide you with a work plan for your first weeks to help you settle in and find your feet.

Additional Training

We pride ourselves in the delivery of high quality training and development. With two in-house trainers, we offer one-to-one coaching and a variety of courses which can be tailor-made to suit yours and the council's needs. We pride ourselves on our ability to provide creative and unique training solutions.

As part of our transformation plan, our training team work hard to ensure a robust training programme is available, with advance notice for staff so that every opportunity is available to attend.

Professional Qualifications

During your employment there may be opportunities to undertake professional and academic qualifications. These could include things you or your manager have identified as beneficial to you and the council.

Some of the qualifications in which staff have upskilled include:

  • CIPD
  • AAT
  • NEBOSH
  • NVQ Customer Service
  • NVQ Business Administration
  • ILM Team Leader

Last updated: 20/09/2021 15:29:29