We work hard, and in return, we reward everyone for the part they play in making a real difference to the lives of people in Hull.

Financial rewards

Not only that, every year your pay will increase within the pay band and in line with the national agreed framework for local government workers. You’ll earn a good salary, giving you security and stability. Our pay structure takes into account your experience, contribution and market rates, with plenty of opportunity for progression.

What you can expect to earn

We offer a range of salaries depending on the type of role undertaken. Example salaries include –

  • Refuse and Recycling Collector – up to £24,294
  • Cleaning Assistant – up to £22,737
  • Newly qualified Social Worker – up to £33,024

Find out more about our pay structure.

Generous contribution to your pension

On top of your salary, we will put a significant amount of money into your pension fund each month - typically much more than other employers do. It provides you with a secure, government-backed, guaranteed income when you retire.

What’s more, you won’t pay as much tax if you also put some of your salary into your pension.

Generous holiday allowance

You will be eligible to receive between 22 and 32 days holiday, depending upon your grade and length of service. Plus you are entitled to bank holidays and extra concessionary days per year.

Find out details of our annual leave entitlements.

Re-location expenses

In some cases, we offer relocation assistance for people moving to Hull to work with us.

Flexible working

Flexible working means different things to different people. We have a mix of initiatives to help balance your home life with work commitments.

Flexible hours and working practices

We use the benefits of improved technologies to offer blended working, giving you the option to balance time between the office, home and locations with flexible workspaces.

We are open to ideas, if it works for you, your team and our customers we are happy to consider a flexible way of working. We can discuss specifics at interview stage.

Special leave

A generous allowance for leave such as –

  • maternity
  • parental
  • family
  • adoption and foster care
  • career breaks

Learning and development

We recruit talented people and support them to be the best that they can be. For some people, this means on the job learning through coaching, mentoring, secondments and leadership programmes. For others, this means specific training and development opportunities. In some cases, we can also help you fund a professional qualification.

Mindful employer

Nationally, one in 4 of us experience mental health issues every year. Good mental health allows us to develop resilience, act calmly and be confident in dealing with the ups and downs in life. This is something we take incredibly seriously. We provide easy access to information and our dedicated and trained mental first aiders are available to support colleagues, helping them to recover and stay well. One of our core values is ‘people first’. We have an ‘investors in people’ accreditation and we are very proud of it.

Sickness absence support

If you become ill and you are unable to work, we will continue to pay you your full salary for up to 6 months, followed by 6 months half pay, depending on your length of service and following the procedures to provide relevant medical documentation.

Our Occupational Health Team are on hand to help you get back on your feet and put in place any adaptations you might need to do your job. They can provide advice on how to keep people well at work, both physically and mentally and where appropriate, can sign post to the council’s free independent counselling services.

Equal opportunities

We are fully committed to achieving fairness and equality in employment and seek to achieve a workforce which reflects the diversity of the community it serves.

No job applicant or employee will be treated less favourably or disadvantaged, either directly or indirectly, on the grounds of –

  • gender
  • gender identity
  • nationality or ethnic origin
  • disability
  • religion or belief
  • sexual orientation
  • age
  • any other unjustifiable reason

Positive about disability

We are a ‘Disability Confident’ committed employer which means that we are positive about disabled people. We have adopted the ‘Social Model of Disability’ which means that we are committed to removing barriers for disabled people. We do this by making reasonable adjustments during all stages of the recruitment process and during employment.

We have our own policies specific to recruiting, employing and retaining disabled staff and we operate a guaranteed interview scheme for those who meet the essential criteria of the job description and person specification.

Other perks and discounts

  • save up to 42% on a new bike and biking accessories through Cycle2Work scheme
  • car salary sacrifice scheme – you can use some of your salary before it is taxed, in return for a brand new car for up to 4 years. There’s no deposit or ongoing running cost such as -
  • road tax
  • insurance
  • MOTs
  • breakdown assistance
  • repair bills
  • discounted car parking in our long-stay car parks
  • save money on bus travel between Hull, Wawne, Anlaby, Kirk Ella, Willerby and Cottingham
  • loads of other discounts on leisure centres, restaurants and shops through our Hull Plus scheme

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