Benefits and Rewards

We offer a range of benefits and rewards, because we believe that a healthy work life balance means happy employees. 

Flexible and agile working 

We recognise that 9 to 5 no longer fits modern day working and that’s why we actively encourage flexible working opportunities. Both at the point of recruitment and throughout your career, you will be welcome to discuss flexible and part-time work options. We strongly believe that empowering and supporting our people to work where, when and how they choose, will lead to happier and more productive employees. We also boast a range of competitive maternity, paternity, parental pay and leave benefits – ensuring our staff are supported throughout their time with us.

Holiday

We offer generous annual leave, ranging from 26 to 30 days, you are entitled to additional leave after completing 5 years with us (if not already receiving the maximum amount of 30 days). You can also exchange part of your salary to ‘purchase’ up to 10 extra days of holiday a year.

Volunteering

We understand that volunteering opportunities are important to our staff, so we will support you with 16 hours a year in which to take time out of work to connect with and improve the lives of Westminster’s most vulnerable residents. 

Pension scheme

You will automatically be enrolled in the generous Local Government Pension scheme. You can still opt out, but as the second highest financial reward Westminster will provide you with, it pays to pay in the pension scheme. 

Season ticket loan

We offer interest-free loans on public transport season tickets, allowing you to pay this back in monthly installments.

Childcare

We offer a significant reduction in the cost of registered childcare by signing up for Tax Free Childcare. Eligible families receive 20% of their annual childcare cost. 

Cycle to work scheme

The Cycle to work scheme allows you to exchange part of your salary in return for the lease or purchase of a bike for work. As you won’t pay income tax or National Insurance on the price of your new bike, you could typically save anything from 32% to 42% off the normal retail price. 

Discounts

Our staff enjoy access to a range of discounts on eye care, travel bookings, high street vouchers, gift cards, cinema tickets, days out and leisure activities.

Health and wellbeing

As an employee of Westminster you will have access to a range of health and wellbeing offers, from free swimming at any Westminster leisure centre, discounted gym membership and even a discounted on-site massage therapist.

Employee assistance programme

Our Employee Assistance Programme is available to all employees 24-hours per day, seven day a week. The service is free and offers confidential advice on a range of personal, financial and emotional issues.

Supporting and developing staff

We want you to achieve your goals, so we will develop your skills, enabling you to succeed both now and in the future. The learning and development that we offer is relevant to the changing needs of the council, catering for a range of learning styles and offers choice and flexibility. All new staff will go through the ‘Working the Westminster Way’ academy programme, while those in leadership roles will complete the ‘Leading the Westminster Way’ programme.

Rewarding your contribution

We have developed a culture where great performance and effort is recognised, rewarded and celebrated, like our annual staff awards.

Professional subscriptions

We will reimburse the cost of one relevant professional subscription each year, allowing you to maintain your industry knowledge and expertise.