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Employee Benefits

This page outlines a list of benefits that employees of the Council can use and enjoy.

The benefits of working for us

There are a number of benefits to working for us at Oadby & Wigston Borough Council such as free all day car parking at all Council sites, flexible working hours, a brilliant pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement. We also offer:

Investing in our people since 1996

Not only were we the first local authority in Leicestershire to be recognised as an Investor In People Organisation in 1996, we have been accredited with this prestigious award many times over, more recently in 2016. We were also accredited with the Generation 6 IIP award in 2017. With our dedicated and diverse workforce, this award recognises the Council's investment in the training and development of its employees, and you could be a part of this too. Please see our current vacancies page for details.Investors in People

Other training and development opportunities identified through appraisals and development meetings include in-house training, post-entry training to qualification level and secondment, apprenticeship and work experience opportunities.

Health and Leisure services

The Council offers free access for all employees to leisure facilities in the Borough at leisure centres owned by us. This includes use of the Gym at off peak times and free swimming during all public sessions. You can also get a full gym membership at a discounted price.

Eye tests

Employees are entitled to a free eye test at Specsavers once every year and discounts on VDU glasses.

Cycle to work

Employees have the opportunity to join the Council’s Cycle to Work and Cycle Plus Scheme.

Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

The EAP is a confidential hotline that you can ring 24/7 for help and advice. You can speak to a trained expert in a number of different fields such as consumer rights, wellbeing, family matters, debt management and much more besides.

Car loan scheme

Employees who successfully pass their probationary period will be able to apply for a car loan.

Relocation package

The Council offers relocation packages for new employees who move homes in order to take up employment at the Council.

Highstreet vouchers

OWBC Benefits gives you access to a great range of discounts on: travel bookings, high street vouchers, gift cards, cinema tickets, days out, leisure activities and your day to day spending.

Childcare vouchers

The Council operates a Tax Free Childcare Voucher scheme in partnership with childcareplus.

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