Human Resources

Benefits Package

The Isle of Wight Council recognises the importance of a motivated workforce and offers a package of benefits to support them. Including everything you would expect from a modern public sector organisation...

  • A competitive annual leave entitlement
    28 days (pro rata) per year plus statutory bank holidays and a further three days’ annual leave at Christmas. Depending on the job you are applying for you may be expected to work on a bank holiday or over the Christmas period; if this is the case then the equivalent annual leave can be taken off at another time.

  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme.

  • Flexible working arrangements including:
    • Flexitime - Enabling you to vary your hours during the day to accommodate both the needs of the service and your personal circumstances.
    • Term Time Working - Where your working weeks mirror Isle of Wight schools term weeks.
    • Home Working - Work from your home for all or part of the week.

Each of these flexible working options is subject to operational requirements and approval.

  • Learning and Development Opportunities - From e-learning to classroom taught courses and qualifications our dedicated Learning and Development department offer a range of opportunities to aid your development throughout your career with us.

 Along side many other well established staff benefits schemes including:

  • The Childcare Scheme
    A salary sacrifice scheme that enables you to save substantial amounts on your childcare costs via a payroll deduction which allows you to save tax and National Insurance.

  • HELP Employee Assistance Providing a 24/7 confidential helpline for all personal, and work-related issues including assistance for debt related problems. The service also includes online access to practical self-help information.

  • Local Retailer Discounts Our list has over 100 businesses on the Island that offer a discount to council employees, whereas our Other Discounts list contains off-island and web-based businesses.

  • The One Card Employee Scheme
    A discount on use of the fitness facilities and leisure activities at council run leisure centres.

  • Transport Discounts
    Including reduced priced tickets for ferry services to and from the Island, a discount on Island bus travel and on the purchase of cycles and brand new cars.

  • Website Discounts
    Available through several sites designed specifically for those who work in the Public Sector. They are free to access and enable employees to take advantage of special offers and discounts on a whole range of products and services.