Practices Good performance at Eden District Council in Penrith is recognised through senior managers meeting staff personally, as well as a letter of thanks from the chief executive. It is also acknowledged through the staff newsletter and bulletin board. The council gives awards to members of staff with a 100 per cent attendance record.
Eden is a small council and encourages employees to involve themselves in a range of areas of work early on in their careers. They are supported by managers and given training, allowing them to gain valuable on-the-job experience that may not be available in larger organisations.
Pay and benefits Flexible working options at Eden include job sharing, home working, compressed and reduced hours and flexitime. Benefits include subsidised sports facilities and childcare vouchers. Confidential direct access to counselling services is also provided.
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