South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils

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IMPROVING THE QUALITY of life for the 120,000 people it serves is the aim of South Oxfordshire District Council, with its 274 employees on hand to deal with everything from environmental health and recycling to community safety and housing benefits. The council gives staff a fair deal — it is ranked sixth by its employees out of all 75 public sector organisations for this factor. A planning officer earns on average £28,598, and the benefits package includes dental insurance, personal insurance, an occupational health programme and an employee assistance scheme. There is also a final salary pension scheme for all staff. Staff are happy with their pay and benefits (68%), reporting that their salary fairly reflects their responsibilities and that they are paid fairly compared to colleagues (both 64% and top five scores for mid-sized bodies). Team-mates get on well, and colleagues don't tend to be disruptive (63%), and if there is an issue, managers tackle it head on rather than try to avoid conflict (52%, ranking the council 12th). Managers are well equipped for their roles, and are given financial support and time off to study for qualifications related to their job. There is also mentoring and coaching. Important information is shared with staff by managers (67%), who do a lot of listening as well as telling (68%). www.southoxon.gov.uk

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My Team

88% of staff agreed

People in my team go out of their way to help me

South Oxon have an annualised hours scheme for the majority of their employees. This gives them greater flexibility to manage their workloads and to balance work and domestic responsibilities. They can start work earlier or finish later than in a traditional working pattern and potentially vary their hours each week. Both the organisation and the employee can benefit from individuals being able to increase their hours during busy periods and lower them during quieter times. The organisation have a budget per member of staff for each service area to facilitate team activities, such as away day visits to The Shard or The Houses of Parliament. Sport activities include archery, punting and team cricket matches, whilst the annual quiz night raises money for charity as well as improving team working across service areas in a fun way.

My Company

88% of staff agreed

I believe I can make a valuable contribution to the success of this organisation

South Oxon have an annualised hours scheme for the majority of their employees. This gives them greater flexibility to manage their workloads and to balance work and domestic responsibilities. They can start work earlier or finish later than in a traditional working pattern and potentially vary their hours each week. Both the organisation and the employee can benefit from individuals being able to increase their hours during busy periods and lower them during quieter times. The organisation have a budget per member of staff for each service area to facilitate team activities, such as away day visits to The Shard or The Houses of Parliament. Sport activities include archery, punting and team cricket matches, whilst the annual quiz night raises money for charity as well as improving team working across service areas in a fun way.

Giving Something Back

79% of staff agreed

My organisation encourages charitable activities

South Oxon have an annualised hours scheme for the majority of their employees. This gives them greater flexibility to manage their workloads and to balance work and domestic responsibilities. They can start work earlier or finish later than in a traditional working pattern and potentially vary their hours each week. Both the organisation and the employee can benefit from individuals being able to increase their hours during busy periods and lower them during quieter times. The organisation have a budget per member of staff for each service area to facilitate team activities, such as away day visits to The Shard or The Houses of Parliament. Sport activities include archery, punting and team cricket matches, whilst the annual quiz night raises money for charity as well as improving team working across service areas in a fun way.

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