Staff benefits

As a council, our shared purpose is clear: to help the 343,000 people of Shropshire to live their best lives. Our role as an employer is just as transparent: to support you to live your best life – at work, and at home. That’s why we’re proud to offer all of our colleagues a truly modern benefits package. Long gone are the days of the nine-to-five; today, it’s all about hybrid working, conducting meetings over MS Teams, and collaborating remotely – when you want to, that is, because we also recognise the importance of a bit of real-life companionship and friendship.

We also recognise the sheer importance of what our people do: improving services, tackling inequalities, transforming lives – these are immense challenges. So we’re going to support your health and wellbeing every step of the way.

The Shropshire Plan is our shared plan to transform the council over the next few years. When you read it, you’ll notice that we’re committed to achieving 'the Four Healthies': Healthy People, Healthy Economy, Healthy Environment and Healthy Organisation. That’s our commitment to the people of Shropshire – and our commitment to you, too.

Flexible working and annual leave

  • Hybrid working
  • Annualised hours scheme
  • 28-33 days’ annual leave (pro rata for part-time staff)
  • Buy additional leave
  • Special paid leave for public duties
  • Volunteer policy
  • Family friendly policies
  • Accredited foster friendly employer
  • Carers leave
  • Approved unpaid absence – up to six months


  • Robust induction programme
  • Leadership development
  • Apprenticeship schemes up to level seven
  • E-learning platform
  • Personal development planning

Health and wellbeing

  • Fast-track physiotherapy appointments
  • Free, confidential counselling
  • Mental health first aiders
  • Occupational health support
  • Wellbeing champions
  • Healthy lives social prescribing for staff
  • Feel Good employee wellbeing programme

Benefits and discounts

  • Free on-site parking
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Car lease scheme
  • Health care cash plans
  • Vivup – employee benefits platform with huge range of discounts to support cost of living and wellbeing


  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Enhanced occupational sick pay
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption surrogacy pay


  • Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Salary sacrifice AVCs