Staff benefits and pension scheme

We provide a range of benefits to our employees:


We offer generous annual leave, which is based on employee's salary point and length of service and will be from 23 to a maximum of 30 days.   Employees are entitled to additional leave after completing 5 years if not on the maximum.

Season Ticket Loan

Interest free loans are available for public transport season tickets, repayable in ten equal monthly instalments.


Westminster employees can benefit from a significant reduction in the cost of childcare by changing the way they pay for any registered childcare (for children under 15 years old) and signing up to a salary sacrifice Childcare Voucher scheme.

Employee Assistance Programme

As a Westminster City Council employee you will have access 24/7 to a free employee helpline so you can speak to professionals/counsellors for advice about your personal, financial and emotional issues.

Pension Scheme

We offer a defined benefit pension scheme. On joining the Council, you will be entitled to become a member of the Local Government Pension scheme. Your contribution to the pension scheme will be based on the salary band your pay belongs to, tax relief is applicable.

For more information please visit our pension fund page.

Training and Career Development

Westminster provides Training and Development opportunities for all levels of staff, covering training for work specific topics, general management courses and a developmental mentoring scheme. Our aim is to develop staff in order to achieve the Council's aims and objectives.

Work Life Balance

The Council has developed Work-Life Balance framework which provides a range of generous pay and leave benefits, including flexible working hours, maternity, adoption and paternity provisions, homeworking and job share schemes, sabbatical leave, special leave, and the right to request flexible working where staff have children aged under 16 years old or have caring responsibilities for relatives.

Rewarding Excellence Awards

The Rewarding Excellence Awards Scheme recognises and rewards excellent achievements which are above and beyond the employee's normal job remit.

StaffXtra - Benefits Platform

Provides access to a range of national and local offers, discounts and deals.

Senior Management Posts

As well as the benefits offered to all employees, the following additional benefits are offered to senior managers:

Free Private Health Insurance

The scheme provides family, married/civil partnership or individual insurance cover. The contributions have to be declared for tax purposes and are taxed at source.

Professional Subscriptions

We will reimburse the cost of one relevant professional subscription each year.

Relocation Expenses

The Council is prepared to pay relocation expenses (currently up to £8,000) in accordance with its policy.

Last updated: 2 November 2017
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