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Benefits

There are many benefits and discounts available to City of London Corporation employees, highlighted below are just some of the key benefits as well as additional benefits available to City Corporation employees.

  • Travel and transport: interest free annual season ticket loan, bicycle loan
  • Education and learning: wide range of in-house and external courses to aid professional and personal development, discounted language lessons
  • Health and wellbeing: corporate rates for gym membership; our own private staff sports and social club, free entry to Hampstead Heath Lido and ponds; Employee Assistance Programme
  • Arts and culture: free entry to Tower Bridge exhibition and Guildhall Art Gallery; discount at the Barbican cinema; West End theatre offers
  • Retail and leisure: access to offers and discounts at restaurants, bars and retailers in the City of London
  • Other: child care voucher scheme; two days a year for volunteering though our internal scheme; payroll giving scheme
  • Annual Leave: Minimum annual leave entitlement is 24 days (full time) plus eight bank/public holidays, and runs from 1 January to 31 December
    • Salary: Salaries are paid on the 11th of each month by way of direct credit to an employee’s bank account.

Full details are provided when you join us as we want our employees to make the most of the benefits available to them.

We also offer the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS):

  • Your employer shares the cost
  • Protection and security on ill-health, family and dependants
  • No investment risk - a pension based on your pay and length of service!
  • Pension increased with Inflation so the value of your pension in payment is protected.

Support

Work-Life balance

The City Corporation supports all employees to achieve their work-life balance and offers a range of options including maternity, paternity and shared parental leave; career break scheme and special leave.

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From time to time, everyone has issues and concerns relating to personal or work like that impact our general well-being. To support our employees in managing these issues the City Corporation provides an Employee Assistance Programme.

CityWell

CityWell is the City of London’s employee health and wellbeing strategy. Our aim is to establish a resilient health and wellbeing programme which continues to develop and adapt to the changing needs of City Corporation employees in years to come. We have taken a holistic and preventative approach to promote health and wellbeing and ensure all provision is relevant and accessible to our employees.

The CityWell programme focuses on Mental Health, Physical Activity and Social Wellbeing.

Employee Volunteering Programme

Through its partnership and regeneration work, the City of London aims to contribute to the social and economic regeneration of the seven boroughs bordering the City: Camden, Hackney, Islington, Lambeth, Tower Hamlets and Westminster. These boroughs contain some of the most deprived neighbourhoods in the country.

The Employee Volunteering Programme, established in 2002 allows staff to volunteer their time, skills, knowledge and expertise to benefit local residents whilst developing their own professional skills. All staff are given the opportunity, subject to line management agreement, to take 2 days of volunteering leave per year to enable them to do this.

Staff networks

We recognise the benefits and opportunities to foster employee engagement, enthusiasm and collaboration around important equality and inclusion issues; and are committed to supporting and encouraging the establishment of Staff Diversity Networks.

The aim of the networks is to provide employees an inclusive, safe and confidential forum to network and support each other; share ideas and best practice, and to help the City Corporation to better understand the people who work for it and consequently for the business to perform better. We are committed to having networks that are inclusive and not exclusive to build organisational knowledge and understanding.


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