Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Local Authority serving the community with public services
  • Year established:
    1974
  • Website:
    http://www.broadland.gov.uk
  • Contact
    • Thorpe Lodge, 1 Yarmouth Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR7 0NQ

About Broadland District Council

Founded as part of the Government's reorganisation in 1974, Broadland District Council's culture is embedded into their every day - focusing on the customer, and efficiency. Their values were formally articulated over 25 years ago and have stood the test of
time with some modification, but remain true to be a caring employer who delivers effective public services.

Broadland believes that they are one of the Best Companies to work for as they engage with staff to
understand what is important to them and appreciate that what is important changes throughout their lives and careers. They also believe that a new employee's first day at work is one of their most important in their careers. Their aim is that at the end of an employee's' first day, they will go home pleased that they made the decision to join the council and look forward to their new role.


What is it like to work for Broadland District Council

Wellbeing
Wellbeing
They hosted a one hour session during work time with a qualified medical herbalist who explained how herbal medicine can help improve health. This included a 'hands-on' introduction to some of the plants used, and a Q&A session with the herbalist.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
They promoted World Mental Health day by arranging a lunchtime event for staff to walk or run one mile with colleagues. This time was used to break down the stigma of talking about mental health, which was spread on social media with the hashtag ‘runandtalk’.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
They have a ‘Salary Stretch’ page on the intranet that brings together all benefits staff can take advantage of in one place. These benefits include salary sacrifice schemes, mobile phone discounts, physiotherapy, discounted gym membership, buying/selling annual leave and discounted childcare

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here

Benefits:

  • Pensions
    Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary, non-contributory pension scheme to all staff or one in which the employer puts in at least three times

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    50% of employees with more than 5 years' service

  • Development
    Development

    Non work related training supported

Company Statistics

  • UK sites:

    2

  • Staff:

    240

  • Earning £35,000+:

    25%

  • Male : Female:

    34% / 66%

  • Average Age:

    46

  • Staff Turnover:

    9%

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