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Living our valuesIntroduction
Performance &
development
Work life
balance
Salary sacrice
scheme
Health &
wellbeing
Your pay,
your rewards
Wider wallet
Money saving
schemes
Recognising
excellence
A quick guide to your Pay and Rewards
We love the
nice things
In recognition of your contribution to deliver our vision and values,
the council offers a wide variety of employee rewards to attract,
develop, motivate and retain the very best people in every role.
Just4You is a quick reference guide to the rewards you can access.
It covers information on pay and pension schemes, exible working,
holiday entitlements, personal development opportunities and our
Wider Wallet package, which helps your money to go further through
a range of discounts and salary sacrice schemes.
As well as telling you about employee rewards, we want you to be
happy and healthy at work, and you can access a range of health
and wellbeing support services through our Well@Work initiative.
Inside, you can also nd out about the award and recognition
schemes we run which celebrate individual and team successes
and achievements.
We hope you nd all this information valuable, and you take
advantage of the employee benets available through Just4You.
Very best wishes,
Diana Terris
Chief Executive on behalf of Senior Management Team
Councillor Sir Stephen Houghton CBE
Leader of the Council
Working for Barnsley Council means you’re contributing to our
vision to work together for a brighter future, a better Barnsley.
We want you to be proud to work for this organisation, where
the commitment and dedication of all our employees puts the
customer at the heart of everything we do.
Living our valuesIntroduction
Performance &
development
Work life
balance
Salary sacrice
scheme
Health &
wellbeing
Your pay,
your rewards
Wider wallet
Money saving
schemes
Recognising
excellence
Living our
values
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What are we like?
Our core values were developed by our employees. They set
out the way we work, the way ‘we do things around here’, and
help all our colleagues to pull together to deliver exceptional
services and support for the people of Barnsley. Our values are:
We’re a Team
We all work together towards the same goal of making Barnsley
a better place for the people who live, work and visit here.
We’re Honest
We always say what we mean. Most of all we’re reliable,
fair and true.
We’ll be Excellent
We work really hard to provide the best quality and value for
money for the people of Barnsley. Only our best is
good enough.
We’re Proud
We’re dedicated to making Barnsley a better place.
We take pride in our work.
We have an inspiring vision to create a brighter future and a
better Barnsley. This vision is supported by four values that inform
everything we do. They help us to improve and grow together to
achieve great things for Barnsley.
Living our valuesIntroduction
Performance &
development
Work life
balance
Salary sacrice
scheme
Health &
wellbeing
Your pay,
your rewards
Wider wallet
Money saving
schemes
Recognising
excellence
Performance
& development
Helping you grow
Your Development Matters
Off to a Good Start
When you start work with Barnsley Council, you’ll go through a
well-structured induction programme. You’ll be assigned a buddy
who you can turn to for advice, help and support. Throughout
your probationary period, you’ll have regular reviews to see how
you’re getting on.
Making Progress
As an employee, you’ll have regular performance and
development reviews, which allow you to access personal,
professional and career development opportunities.
Individual Development Plan
As part of your performance and development reviews, you
will work with your manager to agree a personalised plan for
your development. This could include specific job-related
training, access to online courses, leadership and management
development, secondments and project work.
A job that works for you
We want you to enjoy working for Barnsley Council and to work hard
for the benet of Barnsley and its people. We will support you every
step of the way, from your initial induction through to your personal
development and ongoing career.
Strength in Diversity
Barnsley Council offers equal opportunities to all
colleagues and citizens, without discrimination.
Our approach to diversity aims to recognise, manage
and value difference, to enable all colleagues to
contribute fully and to realise their full potential.
Living our valuesIntroduction
Performance &
development
Work life
balance
Salary sacrice
scheme
Health &
wellbeing
Your pay,
your rewards
Wider wallet
Money saving
schemes
Recognising
excellence
Your pay,
your rewards
Pay and Pension Scheme
Pay rates for all of our posts are very competitive and will increase
in line with any national pay settlements.
We offer an attractive Local Government Pension Scheme
which you and your employer contribute in preparation for your
retirement. Some of the key benefits are:
At retirement you will receive a pension for life – with the option of
a tax-free lump sum.
We, the council, make contributions that are significantly higher
than your own contributions.
Holiday Time
You get between 21 and 30 days annual leave, plus additional
discretionary days, public holidays and other special leave
provisions. (If you work part time, your leave allowance will be
calculated pro-rata). You can also choose to purchase additional
annual leave through our annual leave purchase salary sacrifice
scheme (see page 16 for details).
Employer Supported Volunteering
We are working hard with our communities so that they are strong
and resilient and that’s why we offer up to four days volunteering
time for our employees.
We treat all employees equally and fairly. We offer a competitive pay
package and access to an excellent pension scheme. We offer generous
holiday allowances, with the option to add more days through our annual
leave purchase scheme.
Living our valuesIntroduction
Performance &
development
Work life
balance
Salary sacrice
scheme
Health &
wellbeing
Your pay,
your rewards
Wider wallet
Money saving
schemes
Recognising
excellence
Work life
balance
Our flexible working opportunities include:
Flexi Hours
This scheme allows you to carry forward up to 15 hours’ credit or
10 hours’ debit each month (pro-rata for part-time employees).
In practice, that means you can take a maximum of one full day,
or two half days, flexi leave each month. If you don’t use this
allowance, you can transfer either half or one day’s accrued flexi
leave to your annual leave allowance – to be taken under your
normal annual leave conditions. You can do this up to a maximum
of five days in any one leave year.
Voluntary Reduction in Working Hours
If your circumstances change, you can ask for a voluntary
reduction in your working hours – either for a short time,
or permanently.
Getting the right work-life balance can be tricky. We’ve developed
some exible working opportunities that help you to adjust your
hours or take time off when you need it – whether that’s to give
your mum a lift to hospital or to watch the children on sports day.
Living our valuesIntroduction
Performance &
development
Work life
balance
Salary sacrice
scheme
Health &
wellbeing
Your pay,
your rewards
Wider wallet
Money saving
schemes
Recognising
excellence
Make your
money go
further
Wider Wallet
Our Wider Wallet package brings you a range of discounts and
money-saving opportunities, all designed to make your salary
stretch further. These include pre-paid cards, vouchers, voucher
codes and discounted rates for various shops, leisure and
entertainment venues and restaurants.
You can choose a range of lifestyle discounts,
in the following categories:
Being an employee of the council gives you access to a whole
range of discounts, money-saving and membership schemes,
which help to make your salary go a little further.
Shopping and
Groceries
Finance and
Legal
Entertainment and
Days Out
Health and
Beauty
Home and
Monitoring
Food and
Drink
Children and
Family
Gifts and
Gadgets
Green and
Ethical
Living our valuesIntroduction
Performance &
development
Work life
balance
Salary sacrice
scheme
Health &
wellbeing
Your pay,
your rewards
Wider wallet
Money saving
schemes
Recognising
excellence
Salary sacrice
schemes
What is a salary sacrice scheme?
It is a scheme that allows you to give up part of your gross salary in return for the
council providing certain services or products. This means that in some cases
you save on income tax and both you and the council save on National Insurance
contributions.
You can access a range of salary sacrice schemes, which are a great way to save
money on various useful products and services.
Cycle2work
You can purchase a new bike and accessories at reduced rates
through a monthly salary sacrifice. Cycling to work instead of driving
by car not only helps you to stay fit and healthy, it reduces transport
emissions and congestion and saves you money on petrol and
related expenses.
Childcare Vouchers
If you have children, you can access substantial savings on the cost
of childcare by choosing to take Childcare Vouchers in place of
some of your normal salary.
Annual Leave Purchase Scheme
This scheme gives you the chance to purchase additional annual
leave, giving you the flexibility to take extra planned time off work.
Car Parking Scheme
You can purchase a parking permit to use in selected council car
parks and pay directly from your salary.
Technology Scheme
You can purchase the very latest technology and gadgets and
spread your payments, interest free, over 24 months, through
deductions from your salary.
Living our valuesIntroduction
Performance &
development
Work life
balance
Salary sacrice
scheme
Health &
wellbeing
Your pay,
your rewards
Wider wallet
Money saving
schemes
Recognising
excellence
Living our valuesIntroduction
Performance &
development
Work life
balance
Salary sacrice
scheme
Health &
wellbeing
Your pay,
your rewards
Wider wallet
Money saving
schemes
Recognising
excellence
Get set, save
Money Saving Schemes
Join the Club
You can join a number of health clubs and gyms at discounted rates with
our corporate membership deals. These special rates are available in
Barnsley at:
DW Sports Fitness
Bannatyne’s Health Club and Spa
Barnsley Premier Leisure (Fitness Flex)
Save at Your Leisure
One of our priorities is to build a thriving and vibrant economy in Barnsley.
We want you to get out there and enjoy everything the borough has to
offer. To help you do that, we’ve negotiated special offers with a range of
Barnsley businesses and leisure attractions, including:
Sport and Leisure
CSSC Sports and Leisure offers subsidies towards the cost of selected
sports and sports official training; free entry into various English
Heritage properties and many other activities and discounts.
Barnsley Market
Experience Barnsley Museum
The Civic
Darcy’s Flowers
Bee Vouchers
The Open Kitchen
Tick Tocks Nursery
There are more ways to save money when you’re a Barnsley
Council employee. You can save on club memberships and
get money off at a host of popular attractions and amenities.
Rail Travel
The council offer an interest free loan by purchasing an annual season
ticket on your behalf and you pay the money back though monthly
deductions from your salary.
Living our valuesIntroduction
Performance &
development
Work life
balance
Salary sacrice
scheme
Health &
wellbeing
Your pay,
your rewards
Wider wallet
Money saving
schemes
Recognising
excellence
Fit for work, t for life
Health &
wellbeing
Our Well@Work services:
Occupational Health Unit
This impartial and confidential service provides advice on issues such as
fitness to work, pre-employment screening, wellbeing health assessments,
ongoing health surveillance, recommendations on redeployment or adjusting
your role, and counselling.
Wellbeing Assessments
You can have a health assessment at any time. This general health check
includes calculating your BMI and other health indicators, confidential
discussions of any health concerns, blood pressure checks and advice on
lifestyle choices.
Health Surveillance
We provide routine health surveillance to help you maintain your physical,
mental and social wellbeing, whatever your occupation. This service can
help to protect you from influences that might damage your health.
Health and Wellbeing Training
You can sign up to any of our online training courses, which include
Drug & Alcohol Awareness, Healthy Lifestyles, Smoking Awareness,
Emotional Intelligence, Personal Resilience and Stress Management.
Healthcare Plans
Westfield Health and Healthshield offer you money back on essential
healthcare costs, paid for via monthly salary deductions.
You are The Champions
Some of our colleagues volunteer as Workplace Health Champions.
They work with our Wellbeing team to develop health and wellbeing initiatives
based on their own skills and passions, whether that be running, cycling,
walking or any other activity.
Your health and wellbeing matters to us – we want to look after
our colleagues, and we want everyone to look out for each other.
To help everyone stay healthy and happy at work we’ve developed
a number of Well@Work services.
Recognising
excellence
Taking Pride in your Achievements
Employee Excellence Awards
The annual Employee Excellence Awards celebrate those
employees whose achievements and contributions have
shown particular excellence and innovation. We select finalists
in seven categories and the winners are announced at an
awards ceremony.
Long Service Award
The Employee Long Service Award recognises colleagues who
have given 25 years of continuous service to the council. These
dedicated individuals receive £100-worth of high-street vouchers
and either an extra day’s leave or an extra day’s pay, depending
on where they work.
100% Attendance Award
This award is given to employees who have worked a full
12 months with no periods of absence for illness. The recipients
are rewarded with an extra day’s paid leave.
Showing our Appreciation
Throughout the year, we make a point of recognising and
showing appreciation for the efforts, commitment and
achievements of our colleagues. Managers give regular
positive feedback and celebrate any notable achievements
with their teams as they happen.
We’re proud of our employees and we like to celebrate and reward
their achievements and contributions. That’s why we have a series
of awards that recognise the efforts of colleagues who go above and
beyond their normal duties, who show dedicated service or achieve
something remarkable.
Living our valuesIntroduction
Performance &
development
Work life
balance
Salary sacrice
scheme
Health &
wellbeing
Your pay,
your rewards
Wider wallet
Money saving
schemes
Recognising
excellence
Barnsley Council is an equal opportunities employer.
We are committed to promoting equality and tackling social
exclusion through integrating equality into all of our activities.
Barnsley Council has been awarded the gold accreditation against the
Investors in People standard, demonstrating its commitment to high
performance through its people.
Investors in People is a simple framework to benchmark the effectiveness
of leadership and management practices, defining what it takes to lead,
support and develop people effectively to achieve sustainable results.
Investors in people
Living our valuesIntroduction
Performance &
development
Work life
balance
Salary sacrice
scheme
Health &
wellbeing
Your pay,
your rewards
Wider wallet
Money saving
schemes
Recognising
excellence
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