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Our offer


We regularly review our pay and rewards package to make sure we are giving you the best deal around. If you join us at Gloucestershire County Council, this is what you can expect from us.

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A competitive salary

Our salary is benchmarked on an annual basis to ensure we remain competitive. Your annual performance review ensures that year on year you see pay progression within your salary grade when eligible.

Welcome payment

We want to make your initial introduction to the council just as rewarding as the rest of your career with us. That’s why we offer a welcome payment of up to £5,000 depending on your job and eligibility.

Relocation payment

If you are taking the leap to move to Gloucestershire to become part of our improvement journey, we want to help make it as easy and stress-free as possible. We are able to offer those eligible up to £8,000 to use towards costs of setting up your life in Gloucestershire.

Retention payment

The rewards don’t stop once you start. We want to promote a stable workforce and believe that your ongoing commitment to the children and families in Gloucestershire should also be rewarded. Stay with us, and once eligible we will pay you a further £2,000 per annum as a thank you.

Your Social Work England registration

We’ve got you covered! We will pay for your professional fees.

Local Government Pension

Working for GCC gives you access to the generous public sector pension scheme, based on your career average earnings. Depending on your pensionable pay you will be able to contribute between 5.5% and 12.5% and GCC will pay the balance of the cost after the investment return.

T&C’s apply.

More information about benefits can be found here

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Page updated: 14/12/2021 Page updated by: Rita Rountree

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