Benefits of working for Wakefield Council

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Enjoy generous holiday benefits. Depending on the grade of the role you are applying for. You will receive between 26 and 33 days of annual leave along with Bank Holidays.


Join the Local Government Pension Scheme. Each year of membership adds 1/49th of your pay to your pension account. 

Your pension account also increases yearly to keep pace with the cost of living over the years.

Discounted travel

Benefit from discounted travel on public transport with Arriva and Northern Rail.

Learning and development

Access to:

  • coaching
  • mentoring
  • apprenticeships
  • job shadowing
  • and various learning opportunities to enhance your skills and support future career growth


Work-life balance

Wakefield supports work-life balance with family friendly policies, including:

  • flexible working
  • part-time working
  • job-sharing
  • term-time
  • special leave arrangements for career breaks and volunteering

Health and wellbeing

This includes:

  • access to health and wellbeing training
  • free flu vaccinations
  • fitness classes
  • discounted health memberships
  • discounted retailer and entertainment offers

Family-friendly policies

We recognise the importance of family life and offer supportive policies for:

  • starting a family
  • caring for loved ones
  • managing disabilities

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

Promoting diversity in the workplace, we foster an inclusive work environment.

Armed Forces Covenant

Supporting UK veterans through the Armed Forces Covenant. We offer guaranteed interviews to Veteran, Reservists and Cadet Force Adults that meet the essential criteria for the job.

Looked-After Children

As a Corporate Parent, we provide employment opportunities for looked after young people and care leavers. Offering guaranteed interviews where they meet the essential criteria for the job. 


We are a disability confident employer. Guaranteeing an interview for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job. 

Modern working

Embrace modern working practices, using technology and flexible work spaces to enhance efficiency. 

Our Modern Working Policy allows staff the right to request flexible working alongside informal hybrid working arrangements.

Employee networks

Engage in our employee networks, including:

  • the Carers’ Forum
  • the Global Majority Race Equality Network
  • the BeProud - LGBTQIA+ Forum
  • the Wakefield Council Disabled Staff Network

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