Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Local Authority
  • Year established:
    1974
  • Website:
    http://elmbridge.gov.uk
  • Contact
    • Civic Centre, High Street, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9SD

About Elmbridge Borough Council

Elmbridge Borough Council are a local authority that are responsible for services such as waste and recycling, housing, planning, green spaces and playgrounds. They are a responsive council, protecting the interests of residents and businesses.

They have three values: respect, customer service and being progressive. They aim to be considerate, tolerant and attentive to the opinions of colleagues and customers; place customers at the heart of everything they do; and be flexible and open to improvement and development.

Underpinning their vision are their four priorities: character and environment, quality services, economic development and community wellbeing. These priorities organise all of their council objectives and actions for the year ahead to staff, residents and councillors in their annual council plan, their comprehensive strategic planning document.


What is it like to work for Elmbridge Borough Council

Personal Growth
Personal Growth
Opportunities for personal growth and development include manager conferences, workplace shadowing, access to qualifications such as mental health first aid and NVQs. In addition they offer bitesize sessions on various topics including personal cyber security and the art of one-to-ones.
Wellbeing
Wellbeing
For staff they have an employee support line, which is a free and confidential 24 hour, 365 days a year, telephone service offering staff and their direct family members support on stress at both work and at home.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
Their annual 'Star Awards' aim to highlight exceptional performances where teams or individuals have 'gone the extra mile' and been a shining emblem of one of the council's shared values. The Star Awards take place at the Mayor's Christmas drinks event in December.

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Benefits:

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Women
    Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Gym
    Gym

    Companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or offering subsidised gym membership for all employees

  • 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

  • Staff Turnover:

    13%

  • Earning £35,000+:

    30%

  • Male : Female:

    34% / 66%

  • Staff:

    354

  • Average Age:

    40

  • UK sites:

    8

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