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Working for a brighter future together

Working at Cheshire East Council

At Cheshire East Council, our workforce is at the heart of all we do. We recognise the immense value of our staff in serving our communities and work hard to do all we can to retain and recruit the workforce we need to drive forward our priorities. We have a clear vision for workplace culture and a strategy for our workforce. We have a set of core values, behaviours and employee deal that brings this all to life for our employees. For Cheshire East Council, it is not just about our achievements as an organisation, but about how we do it too.

Employee Wellness

To enable you to further develop your knowledge and skill we offer:

  • Regular my performance conversations to support your development and performance
  • A web-based e-learning system available to all staff
  • Opportunities for all to develop and progress through the apprenticeship levy
  • Continuous and Professional Development programme for further training and development

Committed to your wellbeing

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Career development

As a large employer, Cheshire East Council is able to offer a wide variety of career pathways for employees. With many vacancies across schools and services advertised at any one time, there are a wealth of opportunities for career development along many different pathways in the organisation.

We provide a range of high-quality learning and development interventions which challenge and stimulate learners. We offer training online, face to face, via webinars, coaching and mentoring. We have a Continuing Professional Development programme available for all staff.

All managers within Cheshire East Council are trained to use a coaching style in their conversations with staff during 1:1, supervision and performance development conversations. Along with this there is an offer of Coaching Support for any member of staff which can be a useful way of developing a person's skills and abilities.

Employees have open access in their own time to a suite of resources; videos, learning guides, etc. Cheshire East Council employees can purchase a licensed copy of Microsoft Office products and save 30% on Office 365 subscriptions and 10% on Microsoft Surface devices.

Our Employee Offer – Employee Benefits Brochure (PDF, 3.7MB)

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Pension Scheme

Cheshire East Council employees are automatically enrolled on to the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS). If you contribute to the LGPS, it is a valuable part of your pay and reward package.

The Cheshire Pension Fund – the Local Government Pension Scheme in Cheshire.

Benefits of the pension scheme

  • A secure future retirement income through a guaranteed pension
  • Tax relief on your contributions, with the option to take a tax-free lump sum when you retire
  • Choice to increase your pension
  • Freedom to choose when to retire; you can retire between 55 and 75. If you choose to take your pension before your normal pension age it will normally be reduced, as it’s being paid earlier
  • Immediate benefits at any age if you must retire due to ill health
  • Death in service tax free lump sum equal to three times your actual salary
  • Survivor’s pension payable for spouse, civil partner, eligible cohabiting partner and eligible children

Page last reviewed: 06 October 2023