Our benefits package

Joining our high-performing authority gives you access to an extensive benefits package

Local government pensions

Competitive salary

Annual leave

Flexible working

Family friendly policies

Local government pension

All employees (excluding teachers) will be eligible to join the Local Government Pension Scheme. Teachers can join the Teachers' Pension scheme.

Competitive salary

You will be entitled to a competitive salary, with ongoing opportunities to progress in line with your performance.

Annual leave

As an employee of Hampshire County Council, you will receive a generous annual leave entitlement. You will receive a minimum of 24 days per annum (pro rata) rising to a maximum of 30 days after 5 years’ service (dependent on grade).

Flexible working

To help you find your perfect work-life balance, many roles are able to benefit from flexible working arrangements, such as flexitime, job sharing and home-working.

Family friendly policies

In order to balance your professional and personal life, we offer a full range of family friendly policies, including generous maternity, paternity and adoption entitlements.

Sickness payment scheme

Should you need to take a defined period of absence due to sickness, you will be able to continue receiving normal pay due to our sickness pay scheme.

Eyes tests

All display screen equipment users will be reimbursed for the cost of a standard eye test. You will also receive a contribution towards glasses, when needed to see a screen clearly.

Travel and support discounts

As an employee of Hampshire County Council, you will be able to access a range of travel discounts, including:

  • 10% discount on MOTs at selected workshops
  • 20% discount on the cost of an annual rail season ticket with South Western Railway for staff based in Winchester, Havant, Fareham, Eastleigh or Basingstoke
  • 10% off all annual and 13-week season tickets across the Stagecoach network
  • a range of cycling discounts with selected retailers
  • car sharing through Hantscarshare

The discounts are offered by public transport operators and cycle shops and are not set by Hampshire County Council – these can be withdrawn at any time.

Childcare voucher scheme

You will be able to take advantage of a tax-free childcare scheme and save money on your childcare costs as an Hampshire County Council employee.

Staff discounts

You will have access to a range of discounted goods and services, including holidays, insurance, health and fitness, TV and phone, food and drink, and more.

Sickness payment scheme

Eye tests

Travel support and discounts

Childcare voucher scheme

Staff discounts