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Why Choose NCC?

As well as contributing to making a real difference to the communities we serve, employees of Nottingham City Council have access to one of the best employee benefit schemes in the country. We want Nottingham City Council to be your first choice when looking for a job and here you can find out why.


Family friendly and flexible working

We offer a range of options including part time, job share, compressed hours, term time only, home working, flexitime and MYtime (temporary reduction in hours through the purchase of additional leave).

Guaranteed training and development

We are committed to the training and career development of all our employees.  All colleagues have a personal development plan and a guarantee of at least 2 days training a year. 


We offer generous annual leave, between 25 and 34 days leave a year, based on grade and length of service.  This is in addition to the usual bank holidays.  Opportunities to buy up to 28 days additional leave are also available throughout the year from holidayplus - our holiday purchase scheme.

Generous pension scheme

You can join the Local Government Pension Scheme, which is a final salary pension scheme and one of the best schemes in the country.

Health and wellbeing

You will have access to our Employee Assistance Programme from BUPA, which offers free confidential counselling, financial and legal advice, and further information online.  We also have a dedicated Occupational Health Unit, providing wellbeing initiatives and a range of health checks and promotions.  Physiotherapy can be accessed by referral and healthcare plans are available direct from your salary.

Flexible fitness

We offer all our employees 50% off flexible fitness membership.  You will get unlimited use of gyms, swimming, fitness classes and sauna/steam rooms at all Nottingham City Council leisure centres.

Season ticket loans

Interest free loans are available for all our employees for public transport season tickets, including bus, tram and rail travel.

Works Perks lifestyle discounts

All our employees get access to over 8000 preferential rate discounts with outstanding savings on every day spending, including: supermarket shopping, high street spend, DIY, entertainment, travel and much more.  The discounts are wide ranging, offering something for everyone, and also include local offers exclusive to Nottingham.

Childcare vouchers

Our employees can benefit from a significant reduction in the cost of childcare with childcare vouchers, which enables you to make tax and National Insurance savings on your childcare costs if you use registered childcare.

Cycle2work & Cycleplus

You can choose a cycle from Halfords, or from any local independent supplier, and spread the cost over 18 months direct from gross salary which means you could save 30% - 41% off the retail cost!

Holiday purchase

You can purchase up to 28 days additional leave, or reduce your working week by up to 4 hours a week, or even a combination of both through our holidayplus and MYtime schemes.  Both schemes operate through the purchase of additional leave, paid from gross salary deductions over a defined number of payments.


Save up to 42% on tax and National Insurance on a mobile phone handset and contract by paying straight from your gross salary over 24 months.

GEM employee awards

Our GEM scheme recognises and celebrates employees who Go the Extra Mile. We acknowledge excellence and outstanding contribution from our colleagues with these prestigious annual corporate awards.

Staff support groups

Paid time off work is available for employees to attend working groups to support the needs of black and minority ethnic, disabled, lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender workers.

Commitment to equality and diversity

With a genuine commitment to equality of opportunity for colleagues and citizens, we aim to employ a representative workforce that reflects the community we serve.  Our approach to diversity aims to recognise and value difference to enable all colleagues to contribute and realise their full potential.

Page last updated: 12 August 2013 3:08PM