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Enjoy holiday entitlement starting at 26 days rising to 31 days per year with continued service (plus public holidays). Up to 10 days extra leave can be purchased.

  •  26 days holiday
  •  31 days holiday
  •  Up to 10 days extra can be purchased

Family-friendly polices

Employees are entitled to take up to 52 weeks leave, made up of 26 weeks Ordinary Maternity Leave (OML), adoption and paternity leave and 26 weeks Additional Maternity Leave (AML). This is regardless of the number of hours worked or length of service.

Shared Parental Leave is available and enables parents to share leave to care for their child or children during the first year after birth or placement for adoption. .

Menopause policy

The Council has a policy to raise awareness and understanding of the menopause, and to encourage open conversations between managers and employees to seek to provide the right support to manage menopausal symptoms at work.

Hybrid working at Cheshire East Council

We are developing our approach to hybrid working to give flexibility to work in ways which suits customers, teams and individuals. This supports our employees to feel empowered and trusted, maintain a better work-life balance, improve health and wellbeing and reduce time commuting.

The standard working hours are 37 per week, worked over a range of days and/or shift patterns depending on each particular post. However, we recognise the importance of our staff achieving a good work-life balance and, depending on the nature of the job, can offer a range of flexible working patterns.

We operate a flexible working hours scheme for some posts which means that individuals, including senior managers, can vary their starting, lunch and leaving times to suit their personal needs, providing this is compatible with the smooth running of their service. The scheme also allows staff to take flexi-leave of up to two days within a four-week period.

Health and wellbeing services

Staff can benefit from a whole range of health and wellbeing resources, including mental health first aiders, a free individual online health assessment, along with nutrition, exercise and fitness advice and resources. Free and confidential counselling services are available to support you through a wide range of issues.

Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

The EAP is a completely free to use and confidential assistance service for all employees of Cheshire East Council to help staff manage, reduce and overcome the impact of life issues which they may experience from time to time within work and their personal life.

Everybody health and leisure membership for staff

Cheshire East Council employees are entitled to reduced price Everybody Health and Fitness memberships which provide access to a wide range of facilities throughout the area.

The scheme gives you access to every leisure facility, no matter where you join. So for example if you live in Crewe but work in Macclesfield, you could use Crewe Lifestyle Centre at the weekend and Macclesfield Leisure Centre before or after work.
Gym, Swim and Group Fitness at all 15 facilities

  • Sauna/Steam/Spa
  • Athletics Tracks
  • Member Journey
  • Newsletter
  • 8 days advance online booking
  • Team Everybody events and discounts

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Page last reviewed: 06 October 2023