Please note that this page is for Test Valley Borough Council Councillors only.
At Test Valley Borough Council we recognise that our employees are key to realising our vision - to be an organisation of excellence committed to improving the quality of life of all the people of Test Valley.
We aim to be an employer of choice, employing and retaining good people with a reputation as a great place to work. We therefore offer a range of benefits and working arrangements to support employees in both their working and personal life.
We try to be as flexible as possible, where service needs allow, to offer different ways of working to meet the work-life needs of our employees and to support those with other priorities or caring responsibilities. We employ people on a range of full time and part time contracts and make flexible working hours available where possible.
We’re all aware of how important it is to save for retirement and all TVBC employees aged between 16 and 75 who work for us for three months or more are automatically enrolled into the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS). Monthly deductions are taken based on employee salaries and we also make a monthly contribution to the Scheme.
All our employees can use the council-managed ‘Places Leisure’ centres at a discounted rate of £25 per month for the full premium membership on a 12 month contract. You can also receive 50% off pay as you go swim, gym and classes.
This scheme allows employees to sacrifice a proportion of their gross salary to pay for a bicycle and any associated safety equipment.. Salary sacrifice is made after any pension contribution but before tax and NI deductions are made so a saving is made on purchase.
We know that it’s impossible to go through life without facing problems from time to time so all of our employees can access an independent trained counsellor to talk through issues, help you resolve problems and provide tools and information about other resources which may help you.