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Working here

We’re a great place to work and recognise the role and importance of all our colleagues to deliver our ambitions. We want the best people to work for us and join our amazing and dedicated teams. We provide an attractive benefits package with competitive pay and a positive employment experience, with wellbeing at the heart of our work.

We have family friendly policies, flexible working, employee assistance programmes and many other benefits available to colleagues to really make a difference. We recognise the importance of maintaining a work-life balance. We offer various flexible working arrangements, including:

  • part-time
  • job-sharing
  • term-time
  • annualised hours
  • mobile working
  • compressed workweeks
  • buying additional annual leave

Relocation support

If you need to relocate for a job with us, you may be eligible for up to £8,000 in relocation costs. This will be specified in the job advert.

Family support

We know that things can happen where you need a bit more time off. We offer various support options for employees with caring responsibilities, and compassionate, special and unpaid leave. We also have generous maternity, paternity and parental leave options, including adoption leave.

Wellbeing, employee support and counselling services

We are committed to protecting the wellbeing of our staff. As well as providing a supportive environment, we also have a confidential employee support and counselling service, which provide assistance should you have any with personal or work-related issues.

Excellent pension scheme

All staff can join the BCP Council pension scheme which is part of the wider Dorset County Council scheme. The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) is a tax approved, defined benefit occupational pension scheme.

Cycle to work scheme

As part of our commitment to your health and wellbeing, we have introduced a bike to work Scheme. You can lease a bike and safety equipment over a 12-month period for use in travelling to, from and at work.

Car benefit scheme

The car benefit scheme allows you to order a brand new car with an all-inclusive package. The costs are deducted directly from your gross salary, saving you money on National Insurance and pension contributions.

Discounts for colleagues

Include local initiatives such as discounted beryl bikes and scooters, a corporate subsidised membership scheme for our leisure facilities, and many other offers including leisure discounts and car leasing schemes.