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Benefits of Working for Us


Thank you for your interest in working for Rushcliffe Borough Council. We have a very talented and friendly workforce of around 300 employees. We are keen to stretch our employees, providing development opportunities where possible with projects across the authority.

Not only will you get the opportunity to work in an amazing part of Nottinghamshire there are so many benefits on offer to all our employees which are promoted through Everyday Benefits@RBC (see below for accessible version).

Smarter Ways of Working

A majority of our staff have the opportunity to tailor their working hours and location to suit business need and that of the employee. Arrangements may include 2 office working days, with three home working days a week, compressed hours for example 19 days in 20, with flexible start or finish times and longer lunch breaks. You’ll be given a laptop to dock into our flexible workspaces and for use at home from your own space when you can.

Generous Annual Leave

  • Starting on 26 days
  • 27 days after 1 years service
  • 28 days after 2 years service
  • 29 days after 3 years service
  • 30 days after 4 years service
  • 32 days after 5 years service
  • up to a maximum of 35 days after 10 years.

Plus the standard bank holidays, and a concessionary day at Christmas, resulting in a great holiday entitlement.

Holiday Purchase and Sell Scheme

If holidays are important to you, why not buy back up to an additional 5 days annual leave a year. Alternatively, if you are a person that is happy to take the legal minimum holidays then you may be able to exchange up to 5 unused holidays for pay.

Local Government Pension Scheme

Every employee has the option to join the Nottinghamshire Local Government pension scheme which includes a generous employer contribution. You also have the option to make additional voluntary contributions through a salary sacrifice scheme.

Wellbeing at our heart

  • Occupational Health Service
  • Employee Assistance Programme – telephone line and webinars
  • Free eye tests for PC users
  • Free flu vaccinations
  • Support from mental health first aiders and Workplace Health Champions

Discounted leisure centre membership

With the Arena office accommodation above Rushcliffe leisure centre, and Bingham Arena next door to our Bingham Depot, you’ll have amazing leisure facilities on your doorstep, or other leisure centres to use within the borough, all at a discounted rate.

Rushcliffe Rewards package

Rushcliffe Rewards provides access to lots of benefits all in one place, including over 6,000 discounts at 130,000 retail and entertainment locations - including six major supermarkets and over 100 high street chains. Thanks to the platform, employees can enjoy discounts at cinemas, restaurants and over 40 entertainment venues, in addition to package holidays, days out, weekend breaks, books, music, clothing and much more.

Your commute to work

With great access links via train, bus, or tram. Free parking at a majority of our sites and support with transport through the Cycle to Work scheme or leasing a car through our salary sacrifice scheme with Tusker. 

Learning and Development

Your development is key, and we are committed to having regular meaningful conversations with all our employees, creating a learning culture that drives engagement in ongoing professional development. We will also pay for any relevant professional subscriptions.

Sabbatical Leave

Understanding the importance of employees' work-life balance, if you have at least 5 years continuous service with RBC you have the opportunity to request a sabbatical. This could support an employee with personal development via life-long learning, charity work, leisure activities, travel or other interests.

Tusker Lease Cars

Employees can enjoy the use of a brand-new car with no deposit, thanks to our car lease scheme with Tusker. This benefit covers the maintenance of the vehicle, fully comprehensive insurance, annual road tax, roadside assistance and much more, all for a fixed monthly amount taken through salary sacrifice (subject to salary restrictions).

Refer a Friend Scheme

For eligible roles we encourage our employees to refer someone they know whether that be friends, family or other professionals to join Rushcliffe Borough Council through our employee referral scheme.

Cycle to Work Scheme

With great access links via train, bus or tram and free parking at a majority of our sites, we are also keen to support with transport through the Cycle to Work scheme.

Long Service Awards

Starting at 25 years continuous service with Rushcliffe, and every subsequent 5 years you will receive either a gift card or additional annual leave for that year.


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