Staff benefits

We offer an attractive benefits package for staff who work in our residential children’s homes.

Salary and training

  • Competitive basic salary, enhanced for weekend working
  • Additional payments for overnight sleep-in shifts
  • Funding to attain your Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare through our apprenticeship programme (Level 4 Children, Young People and Families Practitioner Apprenticeship)
  • In-house training to introduce new staff into working for East Sussex County Council
  • Continuing professional development support and career development opportunities
  • Local government pension scheme

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Staff benefits

  • Staff counselling and employee assistance programme
  • Discounts on shopping, travel and leisure activities
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Additional leave options for maternity, paternity, dependency and parental leave

Travel benefits

  • Season ticket loan scheme
  • Vehicle loan scheme
  • Bicycle loan scheme
  • Interest-free loan package for driving lessons

Get more details about our benefits for employees.