Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Rother District Council is committed to in delivering quality local services and excellent customer care for the community in our District.
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  • UK locations:
    South East

About Rother District Council

STRONG LEADERSHIP CAN make all the difference in the workplace, as staff at Rother District Council will happily tell you. Formed in 1974, the Bexhill-based organisation has a workforce of 312 and close to two-fifths have been there for five years or more. The average salary for a customer services assistant is about £19,000 and 38% of staff earn more than £25,000.

Chief executive Derek Stevens, who joined in 2002, has an open-door policy and is seen as accessible and approachable. He attends meetings, provides updates via the intranet and contributes to the in-house newsletter.

Employees find Stevens inspiring, giving him a 65% positive score, have great faith in him (73%) and agree that he runs the the council on sound principles (74%), all top 10 rankings for mid-sized organisations on our list. Managers also rate highly. Senior leaders truly live the values of the organisation (61%), staff are confident in their skills (66%) and they say the council is run on strong values (68%).

Rother council also excels for Wellbeing, the factor in which it achieves its best ranking, with just 10 other organisations higher overall. Deadlines are realistic (63%), people are happy with the balance between work and home (68%), and staff do not suffer stress (71%) — all top 10 results.

What is it like to work for Rother District Council

The Leaders and senior managers interact with employees through various ways. There is an annual event held which is an excellent means of communication. The Leader and senior management are also very visible and attend team meetings regularly. If employees have questions, these can be asked through the “Ask the Chief” on their intranet.
Employee’s wellbeing is supported. They offer a flexitime scheme as well as short term flexible arrangements. If employees wish to take time off in lieu rather than being paid after working additional hours, this is also generally available. Should employees wish to attend such things as medical appointments, allowances are also made for these.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
Rother District Council rewards their employees for their efforts through a reward scheme and recognition emails. The Council relies on the innovation, creativity and lateral thinking of its individuals, as an integral part of development. This also helps them to improve services to their customers. In addition to this they recognise the value of good people and help staff to maximise their potential during their time at Rother.

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here


  • Women

    At least 33% of senior managers are women

  • Gym

    On-site gym or subsidised gym memberships

  • Childcare

    On-site nursery or vouchers

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  • Male : Female:

    39% / 61%

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