Our offer

Discover the range of benefits we offer our staff

What you'll get when you join us

We work hard and value the work of everyone who works here. We want to make sure you are rewarded with excellent employment terms and conditions, as well as benefits that really make a difference. 

Annual leave

When you start you’ll be given a minimum of 26 days annual leave, plus bank holidays. If you stay with us, we provide extra days leave for your commitment and long service. 

Flexible working

We want you to work where you’ll be your most productive. For some that might be at home, others a mix of office and remote working. Your role will determine where you work, but our flexible approach is more than just your daily work location. 

Employee reward scheme

You will have exclusive access to local and national discounts from over 800 retailers, as well as access to eye care vouchers and dental insurance. You can also be involved in our cycle scheme via salary sacrifice. 


Your wellbeing at work is a priority for us. We provide a counselling and Employee Assistance Programme to help team members deal with personal and professional problems that could impact on their home or working life. We put on regular wellbeing sessions covering a variety of topics and have a toolkit with resources, services and tips as well as a trained network of wellbeing supporters.
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Equality, diversity and inclusion

We want to attract, retain and develop the very best people to build a diverse and talented workforce. When you come and work for us, your ideas and the different perspective you bring will be valued. 

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Development and training

We will be here to support you in your role and career with learning and development opportunities as well as our professional coaching service. 

Pension scheme

When you begin employment with Torbay Council, you will be contractually enrolled into a defined benefit workplace pension scheme that is relevant to the terms and conditions of your employment. Most roles are covered by the Local Government Pension Scheme but we also have access to the Teachers’ Pension Scheme and NHS Pension Scheme. All three pension schemes are Career Average Revalued Earnings (CARE) schemes which means your benefits are based on your salary for each year you are in the scheme. In addition, each year your pension is revalued in line with Pensions Act increases.


We offer competitive salary scales which have been developed so everyone is recognised and rewarded for the contribution they make with the majority of our roles (Green Book) evaluated using our job evaluation scheme which links to our pay and grading structure.

Our pay scales allow for progression within the grade which is based on either service, competency and nationally agreed cost of living pay awards that are applied annually.

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Family friendly policies and support

We know that life doesn’t revolve around work and that working is can be a juggle with family life. We have policies in place to support you such as our maternity, paternity and adoptive leave policies, that all provide more than the statutory minimum. In addition, we have our parental leave policy, provide paid time off for IVF, we have a career break policy, flexitime and an annual leave purchase scheme. We don’t just say we support your family life, we really do.
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