Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Local Authority
  • Year established:
    1977
  • Website:
    http://www.antrim.gov.uk/
  • UK locations:
    Northern Ireland
  • Contact
    • Antrim Civic Centre, 50 Stiles Way, Antrim, BT41 2UB

About Antrim Borough Council


What is it like to work for Antrim Borough Council

Wellbeing
Wellbeing
Antrim Borough Council provides a holistic and innovative Wellbeing Programme aligned to their Health, Safety and Wellbeing Strategy. This includes a wide range of options for individuals including Individual Wellbeing Action Plans, Healthy Lifestyle Schemes, Cycle to Work Schemes, 'Quickfit' Health Checks, Health Surveillance Checks, Work Life Balance Policies, Carecall Counselling and a number of special events. Individual action plans are tailored to suit the needs of an individual at a point in time as the Council recognise that personal circumstances change over time and the programme is flexible enough to accommodate this.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
Antrim Borough Council is the first Borough in the island of Ireland to be awarded 'Fairtrade Borough' status. The Council promotes fairly traded produce both locally and globally. Activities in support of this include special events, cookery demonstration involving celebrities, Fairtrade markets and fashion shows.
My Company
My Company
Antrim Borough Council are an accredited Employer of Choice and a working group comprising representatives from across the Council meets monthly to ensure that relevant action plans are developed and implemented. The Council survey employees regularly on work life balance issues and incorporate the Health and Safety Executives Stress Management Standards within the survey. The results demonstrate that employees believe Council values staff and that relationships are good in the workplace. They use a 'Talkback' system to enable staff to forward ideas or ask questions but the primary method of listening to employees is through the line manager and their latest survey results showed that 89% of employees confirmed that their manager has an 'open door' approach. Line managers have also been fully trained to adopt a coaching style which focuses on listening to employees and encouraging them to fulfil their potential.

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here

Benefits:

  • Women
    Women

    At least 33% of senior managers are women

  • Gym
    Gym

    On-site gym or subsidised gym memberships

  • Childcare
    Childcare

    On-site nursery or vouchers

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    40% of employees with more than 5 years' service

  • Pensions
    Pensions

Company Statistics

  • UK sites:

    1

  • Staff Turnover:

    11%

  • Staff:

    318

  • Average Age:

    42

  • Male : Female:

    59% / 41%

  • Earning £35,000+:

    6%

Accreditation

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