Working for Watford Council

Employee benefits

When you work for us, you can expect a great range of benefits.

Our salaries are competitive, our holiday allowance generous and we are part of a fantastic pension scheme.

All this and a host of discounts, initiatives and loans are available to you when you join our friendly team.

Here's a bit more detail:

Core Benefits:

  • 28 days holiday, in addition to bank holidays. This rises to 33 days after 5 years' service
  • Local Government Pension Scheme and a generous employer contribution
  • Flexible working options including job share or compressed hours
  • Staff reward and recognition scheme

Health and wellbeing:

  • Reduced gym membership at our local leisure centres
  • All staff and their families have access to a free, confidential advice and counselling staff 24/7
  • Free eye tests vouchers
  • Access to health and wellbeing intranet hub
  • Wellbeing champion groups

Shopping discounts:

  • Discounts at retailers across Watford
  • Access to scheme offering various discounts such as food and drink, technology, travel, leisure and many more

Training and Development:

  • Excellent training and development opportunities including Management and Leadership courses
  • Payment of professional fees where these are required
  • In-house training


  • Paid time off for volunteering in the local community
  • Delivery / collection point - You can opt to have your parcels delivered to the council Town Hall instead of your home address
  • We'll offer you an interest free loan so you can buy a season ticket for the bus, train or tube, or if you want to purchase a bike

At Watford, we strongly believe we are an employer of choice.

We provide a comprehensive benefits package, high quality training and career opportunities - all supported by our desire to make sure our staff are healthy and happy.

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