Employee Benefits

Working for Children & Young People at Herefordshire Council, you will always be making a real impact. In exchange for your commitment and hard work, we offer a range of great rewards and benefits.

Pay and Reward

We offer a competitive salary, generous holiday entitlement, and access to our contributory pension and staff benefits scheme, which includes:

  • Annual Leave
    We offer 31 days annual leave (pro rata) plus bank holidays. You can also purchase an additional 10 days per annum.
  • The Orchard
    All employees have access to a range of benefits and rewards through our Orchard reward platform.
  • A Local Government Pension Scheme
    A valuable part of the pay and reward package, giving you a secure pension. For the future. Immediate life cover through the LGPS providing peace of mind to protect loved ones should the worst happen to them. And a death and service benefit.
  • Occupational Sick Pay
    Reducing the fear, stress and anxiety of financial hardship if you need to go off sick.
  • Expense Reimbursement
    Millage and other subsistence allowances paid subject to meeting eligibility criteria.
  • Relocation
    Should you decide that you love Herefordshire as much as we do, we can offer you generous relocation package, so you can work closer to the area that you are working hard to support and enjoy living in an area which has so much to offer.
  • Special Paid Leave
    For ‘community’ activities such as being a school governor, magistrate or volunteering for charity work.
  • Payment of Professional Fees
    Relevant to your role.
  • Money Box Credit Union
    A financial co operative with an aim to provide a safe place for people of Herefordshire to borrow.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme and Beryl Bikes
  • Recommend a Friend Scheme
    For social work.

Development & Wellbeing

  • Learning and Leadership Development
    Supporting all employees and aspiring, new and established line managers.
  • My Conversation and Supportive Supervisions
  • Events Initiatives
    Such as coffee connections.
  • Access to Apprenticeships through the Levy
  • Annual Leave Purchase Scheme
    You can also purchase an additional 10 days per annum.
  • HALO Leisure Membership
    Discounted access to Herefordshire’s leisure facilities.
  • 24/7 EAP Confidential Telephone and Counselling Support
  • Headspace & MyMindPal Apps
  • PLUS… eye tests, flu vaccinations, occupational health and physiotherapy, mental health first aiders


A genuine commitment to creating a working environment where people are valued and can thrive for who they are. We will treat people fairly, with compassion, respect and dignity throughout our employment practices. We have an active BAME Networking Group and are developing other employee representative groups and events where together we provide change, support and advice.

Herefordshire Council is currently a Disability Confident Employer. Disability Confident is a voluntary government campaign to which any employer can sign up.  The campaign aims to encourage employers to become more confident about employing and retaining disabled people. The Disability Confident campaign aims to address the various reasons for under-employment of disabled people, which Herefordshire Council actively engages with.

Other Benefits

Within the Children and Young People Directorate, we have a number of dedicated and multi-disciplinary teams that support children, young people, families and carers.

  • Cafe and parking on site
    At Plough Lane.
  • Flexible and remote working
  • Multi-agency offices
  • Modern, vibrant and comfortable environment