Why work for Harlow Council?

Working for Harlow gives you the chance to make a practical and positive difference to the lives of people living and working here.

In return for your skills and commitment, we provide many benefits to help make a positive difference to your life too.

The benefits of working for us include:

Annual leave

You can get from 26 to 36 days leave, plus bank holidays, depending on your job, grade and the length of time you have worked with us.

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We are a Disability Confident Employer, committed to inclusion and diversity in our workplace and will offer an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job.

Flexi time

One of the most popular benefits. Our full time working week is 37.5 hours and if the post is eligible for flexible working, you can work your 37.5 hours anytime between 8am and 6pm, Monday to Friday.

Flexible working

Flexible working to help balance work and personal life including job sharing, part-time working and home working.

We are members of the Essex Family-Friendly Employers Charter, which means we help parents and carers manage their work and caring commitments.

Living wage

We offer at least the real living wage to all our employees.

Pension scheme

Our employees are enrolled in the Local Government Pension Scheme, a contributory scheme with staff contributing a percentage of their annual salary.

Training and development

We provide a wide range of training and development opportunities for staff in all aspects of their work, ranging from in-house IT courses to professional qualifications.

Discount shopping services

We offer an employee benefits scheme with discounts at a range of national retailers as well as local businesses.

Cycle to work scheme

Allows you to spend up to £1000 on bikes and equipment, tax-free and spread the cost over monthly instalments.

Health and wellbeing

We have an Employee Assistance Programme which provides help and support to employees who may be going through a difficult time.

We have Workplace Champions, who work together to develop a programme of activities, exercise classes and events designed to promote health and wellbeing.