Healthy, Happy & Here - London Borough of Hillingdon

Healthy, Happy & Here - London Borough of Hillingdon

Healthy, Happy & Here

Ensuring a good work life balance

Keeping fit and staying active

Financial benefits for staff

Health care benefits for happy staff

Career support and training

Rewarding excellence

Support and counselling services

Travelling to and from work

Local business discounts and offers

Feel good by donating to charity

Kaarp's staff benefits

At Hillingdon Council we want to ensure that our staff are Healthy,

Happy & Here. By providing a comprehensive benefits package

alongside high quality training and career opportunities we believe

we are an employer of choice.

Considering joining us?

If you’re interested in working for a council which is committed to investing

in its staff and dedicated to serving a community of 250,000 people, visit our

website for our latest vacancies.

Ensuring a good work life balance

A good work life balance helps to ensure our staff remain

healthy, happy and here.

• A 36-hour week for all full-time staff

• Generous holiday entitlement – a minimum 23 days

a year (plus bank holidays), rising to 28 days after

five years’ service. For more senior positions holiday

entitlements can rise to a maximum of 36 days.

• Career breaks

• Flexible working hours

• Home working option

Keeping fit and staying active

Staff have access to a range of facilities offering sporting and

keep-fit activities at discounted rates.

• Discount at council owned Fitness Zones at

Queensmead Leisure Centre, South Ruislip and at

Highgrove (Ruislip) and Hayes swimming pools

• Cycle purchase scheme

• Discount at council owned golf greens

Financial benefits for staff

Staff have access to a number of financial benefits.

• Local Government final salary pension scheme.

• Childcare vouchers in school summer holidays

• Access to a Credit Union

• Onsite staff restaurants at main locations

• Childcare tax scheme

Healthcare benefits for happy staff

There are a number of healthcare discounts for staff.

• 30% off BUPA personal medical insurance

• In-house occupational health service

• Free eye examinations

• Free annual flu vaccinations

Career support and training

Hillingdon is committed to ensuring that staff are supported

throughout their careers through training and development


• Access to a wide range of training and courses

• Purpose built training centre at Queens Walk, South


• Discount on a variety of Adult Education courses run

by the council

• Payment of professional fees where these are required

Rewarding excellence

We have a number of staff reward schemes that recognise

hard work and reward excellence and dedication.

• Employee of the quarter and year

• Team bonus scheme

Support and counselling services

A number of support and counselling services are available

to staff and their families.

• Free 24 hour confidential advice and counselling line

as well as a legal advice service for staff and their

immediate families provided by CiC.

• A free chaplaincy service for all faiths is offered to

council staff by Oasis

Travelling to and from work

There are a number of benefits that support the way staff

prefer to travel.

• Cycle purchase scheme

• Car sharing scheme

• Season ticket loans

Local business discounts and offers

A number of local businesses in Hillingdon offer staff a

discount or benefit. These include local flower shops,

jewellers, garages and hairdressers.

Feel good by donating to charity

Hillingdon Council supports a number of initiatives to enable

our staff to make the most of their donations to charity.

Kaarp's staff benefits

Staff can enjoy a range of offers and discounts

from Kaarp Benefits including days out, health

clubs, holidays and breakdown cover.

Considering joining us?

Our location

Our staff are based in locations

throughout Hillingdon although a

large number of our staff are based

in the Civic Centre, Uxbridge which

is close to the town’s busy shopping

centres and transport links.

Uxbridge is just 14 miles from

central London by road, and at the

end of the Metropolitan and

Piccadilly tube lines. It provides

easy access to the wealth of

facilities that the capital has to

offer, without the drawbacks and

expense of inner city life.

To find out more

Our jobs website on is

updated every week and so it’s

worth looking at it regularly.

To apply, complete the online

application form and send it to us

without delay. You could soon find

yourself joining our friendly and

hard working staff.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Produced by the London Borough of Hillingdon July 2008. 9285

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