Quick facts
  • What we do:
    A district council in Leicestershire. The council is involved with the majority of day-to-day services from emptying bins to supporting local businesses and cleaning the streets.
  • Year established:
    1974
  • Website:
    http://www.hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk
  • UK locations:
    East Midlands

About Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council

LIVING UP TO its slogan "a borough to be proud of", Hinckley and Bosworth council has reaped top 20 ratings for My Team, Wellbeing and My Manager across all 75 public sector bodies. It is clear that employees at this Leicestershire district council — who carry out the majority of day-to-day services in the area from emptying bins to supporting local businesses and cleaning the streets — get along well, going by the glowing scores for questions in the My Team factor. Colleagues go out of their way to help each other (78% positive), have fun (78%) and care about each other (80%) — all top five results among mid-sized organisations, even though the council has no budget for social events. Staff also say they feel a strong sense of family with their team-mates, the 72% positive score here bettered at just one other body, and contributing to an overall factor score of 74% positive, ranking Hinckley and Bosworth fifth. Employees are happy with the balance of their home and work lives (69%, and another top five result on the mid-sized list) and the job does not interfere with domestic duties — the 70% positive score here bettered at just one other body.

www.hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk


What is it like to work for Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council

Leadership
Leadership
The companies’ chief executive holds briefings for all his employees. They hold live Q&A and surgery sessions for all staff and send regular emails to employees to keep them abreast of what is happening within the organisation. The company also issue a staff newsletter.
My Manager
My Manager
People managers are given a great deal of support. They are provided with a workforce planning toolkit and line manager briefings. Should they wish to take external qualifications such as ILM 5, ILM 3 or The Future Leadership Programme they are given pay and support to do so. There is also a management development programme, management skills portal and management development strategy in partnership with other districts.
Wellbeing
Wellbeing
Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council provide dedicated sessions for people who want to quit smoking. They have a health improvement officer who promotes healthy lifestyles to staff. They help to manage stress within the workforce by working with a union to provide 1-2-1 sessions and they support paid OCC health counselling for stress and other mental health issues. The company also hold staff walks and yoga sessions.

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here

Benefits:

  • Women
    Women

    At least 33% of senior managers are women

  • Holidays
    Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave

  • Gym
    Gym

    On-site gym or subsidised gym memberships

  • Childcare
    Childcare

    On-site nursery or vouchers

Company Statistics

  • Staff Turnover:

    13%

  • UK sites:

    22

  • Staff:

    418

  • Average Age:

    43

  • Male : Female:

    43% / 57%

  • Earning £35,000+:

    5%

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