Working for Doncaster Council

As part of the new Doncaster, we have an improved and transformed Council which is fast becoming an employer of choice. We are now delivering a high quality service with economic growth, urban regeneration and improving the life of residents at the centre of everything we do.

Anyone looking to join our council can look forward to a confident, ambitious organisation with big plans in an exciting phase of development for the borough.

Over the last few years, more and more work life balance initiatives and flexible working options have been introduced.

Working for Doncaster Council means you are helping to make a big difference to improving the lives of our residents.

By nurturing a positive culture and providing an environment for all of us to perform at our very best, we can make life so much better for our customers and ourselves. Use this section to discover just what you can expect when you come to work at Doncaster Council. 


Work/Life Balance

The Council believes that individuals should be able to work and enjoy a quality family life, and that the ability to balance life inside and outside of work is key to attracting and retaining the best employees. It is for this reason that the Council is committed to providing a range of provisions including flexible working arrangements and leave provisions.

This forms part of our commitment to improve equality of opportunity in employment, by recognising the different needs of a diverse workforce.

Annual Leave

Annual leave is paid time off work granted by employers to employees to be used for whatever the employee wishes.

Comparable to some private sector employers the council’s annual leave entitlement is generous and depends on their rate of pay and length of continuous service.

Employees are able to purchase up to 10 days additional annual leave through our salary sacrifice arrangement, a pro-rata entitlement applies to part-time and job share employees.

Doncaster Council recognises continuous service from local government employers.

Learning and Development

The Council is committed to enabling continuous learning and development opportunities for all employees. Here is a taste of what we offer:

  • Leadership and Management Development
  • Qualifications
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Work Shadowing
  • Apprenticeships
  • Secondments
  • eLearning
  • Masterclasses

Employee Special Offers and Benefits

With our staff benefits scheme employees can access 1000’s of savings, special offers and discounts from the high street retailers, supermarkets, online retailers and many more. We also have various local offers exclusive to employees from businesses in Doncaster.

Private Health Care Scheme

Doncaster Council has teamed up with Westfield Health Scheme to offer employees a reduced rate for private health cover. Westfield Health provides an allowance towards the cost of dental and optical treatment, physiotherapy, chiropractic treatment and various other treatments.


With more than 5 million members, the Local Government Pensions Scheme is one of the largest public sector pension schemes in the UK. Our scheme administrator is South Yorkshire Pensions. All employees in the scheme from 1st April 2014 pay contributions using a banding system which is based on actual pensionable pay assessed each month. Employee contributions range from 5.5% to 12.5% with the Council currently contributing 15.2% towards your pension.





Last updated: 12 April 2019 11:41:01