Pay & Benefits
Our rates of pay are regularly reviewed to ensure they remain competitive. We offer all eligible staff access to a Defined Contribution Pension Scheme through the Social Housing Pension Trust.
Staff can also apply to take flexible retirement, enabling them to continue working part time whilst drawing down some pension benefits. In addition, staff can save by making payments from their salary into a Credit Union account.
Dependant on level of seniority staff receive from 24 days* per annum plus 8 bank holidays. Staff can also buy additional annual leave after completing a probationary period.
*rising to 32 for Directors.
Transport & Equipment
We provide a number of transport options, from the supply of trade vehicles, to mileage rates for regular and infrequent business use. Personal protective equipment, uniforms, phones, computers equipment are provided. In addition, allowances for trade staff to purchase appropriate tools.
Paternity, Maternity & Adoption Leave
We offer maternity/adoption leave for up to 12 months. Partners can also have up to 2 weeks paternity leave with 5 days full pay and 5 days at SMP.
We support flexible working and provide the opportunity to request flexible working arrangements. We recognise that staff also support the communities that they live in and offer unpaid time off for reservist duties, caring for dependents & public duties.
We offer a contribution towards child care costs, with a cash subsidy for children from the ages of 0-11 years, or in the case of disabled children, up to 18 years.
A contribution towards eye tests is provided, as is access to an occupational health and counselling service. Access to a discounted local gym membership is also available.
*additional benefits are role dependant.
Learning & Development
We have a full L&D programme which is available to all staff. This includes management and career development programmes, mentoring initiatives, regular appraisals, appling for secondment roles or job swaps. In addition, we offer study and exam leave.
Staff meet with managers in regular 1-2-1 meetings, team meetings and can put forward ideas during away days and team annual planning days. Our staff views are also represented in regular 'Joint Staff Forum' meetings with our Chief Executive. Regular all staff events are also held throughout the year.
Working with us
We like to think Weaver Vale is a fun and healthy place to work. We have regualr social events and actively support a number of local charities, all nominated by staff. We also take part in regular health challenges.