Employee benefits

As a County Council employee, there is a diverse range of benefits to help and support you during your employment. Please note that most of these benefits are available to all employees but some have specific eligibility criteria.

You can also find out more about how our employees can work flexibly.

Discounts and offers for everyday expenses

Employees can get discounts with high street retailers such as Sainsbury’s, Marks & Spencer, Argos and Boots as well as cinemas, local attractions and holiday companies via our external benefits provider. You can find out more about these benefits in our staff benefits booklet.

Travel

We offer a range of ways to help staff travel to and from work:
• interest-free loans for season tickets;
• interest-free loans for bicycles (as well as secure bike sheds and showers at some locations);
• car and motorbike leasing;
• car share scheme;
• discounts on bus and train tickets via Easit

Pension scheme

Most of our employees choose to be members of the Local Government Pension Scheme which offers an excellent range of benefits, including a career average pension when you retire. You can find out more on the East Sussex Pension Fund website.

Some of our jobs may offer eligibility to alternative schemes; details will be available to applicants.

Employee Assistance Programme

Via our external partner, employees can gain access to free and confidential counselling as well as legal and financial advice to help them in times of need.

Healthcare providers

Our employees are eligible to join healthcare provider schemes such as HSF and Benenden.

Gym memberships

Several local gyms and fitness providers offer discounted rates to our employees:
Freedom Leisure (County wide)
Virgin Active (Falmer)
Wave Leisure (Lewes, Seaford, Peacehaven, Newhaven)
Places for People Leisure (Burgess Hill, Hayward’s Heath, East Grinstead)

Credit unions

Employees are eligible to join the following credit unions, giving access to preferential loan rates and ethical savings options:
East Sussex Credit Union
Hastings and Rother Credit Union

Give As You Earn

Employees can donate pre-tax from their salary to support charities of their choice.