Employee rewards and benefits


We offer competitive salaries on a progressive pay structure with the potential for performance related pay via our Pay Scheme which recognises and rewards staff for exceptional performance within their current grade.

Pension scheme

The council is part of the local Government Pension Scheme with valuable life cover and financial protection for your family.

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Flexible working

The council believes that their staff are the most valuable asset and it is committed to attracting and retaining the very best.  As part of our commitment to flexible working the council considers requests for flexitime, compressed hours, job-sharing, part-time working, term-time working, home-working.

Annual leave

Our generous annual leave scheme starts at 22 days, not including bank holidays and includes an extra day at Christmas.  Employees who want to benefit from longer periods of holiday can buy up to 5 days annual leave.

Occupational sick pay

If you are unwell or unable to attend work, the council operates a generous occupational sick pay scheme. We also provide flexible working for those with disabilities.

Professional fees

If you are required to be professionally qualified as part of your job, the council will pay for one professional fee per year.

Learning and development

We offer a range of development including professional development and education, management and leadership programmes, post entry training, vocational and technical training, secondments, E-Learning, coaching and mentoring.

Car benefit scheme

Maidstone Borough Council are pleased to announce an additional benefit for employees.  We have collaborated with Tusker to provide a Car Benefit Scheme. As an employee benefit, you get to offset some of your salary before it gets taxed in exchange for a brand-new car.

The fixed monthly deduction from your salary includes all the running costs (apart from fuel) of your brand-new car.  That includes insurance, all servicing, maintenance and repairs, replacement tyres and breakdown cover. So you never have to face a big garage bill again.

  • Other council benefits
  • Other council benefits

    Car, Motorbike and Cycle allowances

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    Discounts on high street chains

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    Awards to recognise long service

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    Promotion of wellbeing and relaxation

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    Maidstone leisure centre membership

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    Car loans and cycle to work

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