Quick facts
  • What we do:
    East Northamptonshire Council serves a population of around 85,800 delivering the following services: waste and recycling, planning, Council Tax collection and benefits, Economic development, sport and leisure and Community s
  • Year established:
    1974
  • Website:
    http://www.east-northamptonshire.gov.uk
  • UK locations:
    East Midlands

About East Northamptonshire Council

A SENSE OF camaraderie has helped create a committed and contented workforce at East Northamptonshire Council. Managers list "working together" as the organisation's first value and the council ranks in the top 25 overall for employee Wellbeing and the top 50 for My Team.

Employees say they feel a strong sense of family in their team (69%), their colleagues are fun to work with (76%) and people care about each other (77%). Staff are rewarded for good work with thank-you cards and letters, as well as mentions in the staff magazine. After 15 years' service they are given a gift worth £50 and after 25 years a reward worth £110. They care about providing a great service (93%).

One of the council's customer services advisers typically earns £17,626. About nine out of 10 employees earn £35,000 or below and six out of 10 take home £25,000 or less. To assuage employees' fears about the economic climate, chief executive David Oliver has brought in "big team meetings" so concerns can be raised and discussed. Any anxiety does not seem to be having much of an effect on health and happiness. Staff are content with the balance between their work and home life (70%, a top five ranking among small organisations), and say their health is not suffering because of the job (72%). Nor are they spending too much time working (61%, the fourth best ranking).

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What is it like to work for East Northamptonshire Council

Wellbeing
Wellbeing
A Health Improvement Officer is on hand to help employees improve their wellbeing in numerous areas. The Officer occasionally arranges dedicated health weeks and is able to advise on how to stop smoking, eat healthily and lose weight. They recently had a 10% weight loss programme where members of staff attend a weekly weigh in and receive dietary advice to support them and help them achieve their goal.
My Team
My Team
East Northamptonshire Council have a social committee who are in charge of arranging and organising events for employees. In the last year employees were invited to two quiz nights, a Christmas tree competition, Christmas fayre, fun run, craft fayre, pumpkin carving competition, bring and share picnic and staff lunchtime walks among other things.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
Employees of the council are entitled to a range of benefits available on top of their regular salary. These would include things such as private healthcare, discounted gym membership, life assurance and opportunities for learning and development. In addition they constantly show their appreciation for the efforts of their employees through straight forward thanks and good quality feedback.

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

  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks' leave on full pay

Company Statistics

  • Graduate Vacancy Locations:

    0

  • Earning £35,000+:

    12%

  • Staff:

    247

  • UK sites:

    3

  • Male : Female:

    30% / 70%

  • Average Age:

    36

  • Staff Turnover:

    5%

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