We provide a range of benefits to support you in both your work and personal lives.

We provide most of the benefits when you start with the us.

You can access our healthcare Cashplan scheme after you complete your probationary period.

The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) is a valuable part of the pay and reward package for employees working in local government.

It is one of the largest pension schemes in the UK with over five million scheme members.

You can find out more about the scheme by visiting the LGPS website.

Where operationally practical, we offer flexible working options including:

  • home working
  • compressed working weeks

We are also accredited as an Essex Family Friendly Employer.

We calculate our annual leave in hours as it better suits those working on compressed working weeks and part time working arrangements.

You will receive at least 229 hours leave. This is the equivalent of 31 days for those on five day a week, full time contracts.

This could rise up to 303 hours. This is the equivalent of 41 days, depending on your grade and length of service. 

Our annual leave entitlement includes bank holidays.

We offer funding for a professional membership, if required for your role.

Our Healthcare Plan gives you the opportunity to claim back some costs for:

  • dental check-ups, X-rays and hygienist fees
  • health screenings
  • wellbeing treatments, for example physiotherapy and chiropractic sessions
  • medical prescriptions
  • eye tests, spectacles and contact lenses

You will be able to use an independent confidential helpline to access support on a range of matters. This includes:

  • specialist information for example, legal queries, consumer rights, debt or domestic matters
  • personal support for example, marital, relationship or family concerns, emotional issues, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, bereavement, sexual orientation and gender identity

As a Chelmsford City Council employee, you will also be entitled to:

  • discounts at our four leisure centres
  • discounts on a range of leisure, retail and restaurants through Corporate Kaarp benefits scheme

As a Chelmsford City Council employee, you will also be entitled to:

  • free or subsidised parking
  • lease car scheme (depending on your grade or role)
  • season ticket loan scheme
  • discounted travel options, including bus discounts and the cycle to work scheme

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Last updated: 23 September 2022