Employee Benefits and Discounts

Local Government Pension Scheme

The Local Government Pension Scheme is a tax approved, defined benefits, occupational pension scheme that offers excellent benefits such as:
  • Pension benefits based on length of membership and Career Average Revalued Earnings
  • Death Benefits
  • Ill Health Retirement Benefits
  • Early Retirement Benefits

You will automatically become a member of the Local Government Pension Scheme (administered by The Teesside Pension Fund) with effect from your first day of employment.

If you do not wish to be a member of the scheme (or decide at some later date that you do not wish to be a member), you can obtain an opting out form from the Teesside Pension Fund website http://www.teespen.org.uk/in_membership/index.php?name=OPTING_OUT if you do not have access to the internet, you can request a form in writing from Teesside Pension Fund, PO Box 340, Middlesbrough, TS1 2XP. However you cannot sign the opt form until, at the earliest, the first day of membership of the scheme

Further details of the pension scheme are available from the Human Resource Service or via the Teesside Pension fund website: www.teespen.org.uk

Long Service Awards

On completion of 15, 25 and 40 years continuous service with Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council (or predecessor authorities) you will receive a Long Service Award Payment and will be invited to attend the Annual Long Service Award Presentation Ceremony. The current amounts paid are:
  • 15 Years Award £100.00
  • 25 Years Award £150.00
  • 40 Years Award £400.00

Employees who attain 10, 20, and 30 years continuous service receive letters of recognition to commemorate their achievement

Childcare Voucher Scheme

Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council is delighted to provide staff with a childcare voucher scheme. The scheme is designed to be simple and flexible for parents and the vouchers can be used for many kinds of childcare.

Southern Management Leisure

Employees and those in their immediate family can benefit from a special corporate membership rate when becoming a member of one the Leisure Centres managed by Southern Leisure Management

Programme of Health Promotion Events

Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council has successfully attained the North East Region Better Health at Work Bronze, Silver, Gold and Continuing Excellence Awards Due to Redcar & Cleveland Borough Councils continuing commitment to promoting health and wellbeing in the workplace we have now been awarded The North East Region Better Heath at Work Ambassador Status

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