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Why it’s great to work here

We offer our people a very competitive pay and benefits package.

We have different pay scales for the various jobs we advertise. You will start at the bottom of your salary range and progress one point each year until you reach the top of the pay scale.

Find out more about our annual leave and requesting to buy up to ten additional days.

Annual leave

We offer a very generous 24 to 32 days of holiday when you start, depending on which pay scale you’re offered. In addition to our generous annual leave entitlement, you can also request buy up to ten days (pro rata) extra leave per year.

If you’re still with us after four years, we will add extra days to your annual leave from your fifth year. 

Completed years of continuous service from 31 March each year
Pay range Up to four years Over five years
Up to and including scale four
24 days
29 days
Scales five to six
25 days
30 days
S01 and above
26 days
31 days
MM and Head of Service
29 days
31 days
Directors and Assistant Directors
29 days
32 days
Executive Directors
32 days
35 days

You will also get eight public holidays per year and an extra day off at Christmas. You may be able to take extended annual leave by transferring some of your leave entitlement from one year to the next.

Other leave

We also offer leave for:

  • dependency, adoption and foster care
  • maternity and maternity support
  • paternity
  • parental
  • travel/care commitments (up to 6 months unpaid)

Advice and counselling service

We have an Employee Assistance Programme to provide advice and counselling services. This is a free and confidential service available to staff and members of their family. We can help with:

  • financial advice, including queries about mortgage or debt management
  • general information and citizens' advice services
  • legal advice
  • telephone and face-to-face counselling

Career development and learning experiences

We provide a range of training courses and learning methods for your development. For more information, visit learning and development. We may fund you for studying specific qualifications to help you do your job.

Flexible employment and agile working

We are always happy to talk flexible working. We offer a wide variety of flexible working patterns and absolutely recognise that 9am to 5pm, five days a week, may not be the norm anymore. We want our staff to work flexibly to get a better balance, subject to the business needs of each individual service.

You may also vary your working hours (subject to approval) to suit personal circumstances and accrue time off in many roles if you work extra hours.

We also offer a variety of flexible working arrangements, enabling eligible employees to apply to change the way they work to:

  • part-time
  • job-share
  • compress working hours, so you work your total weekly hours over fewer working days
  • work from home
  • stagger hours, so you start and finish your day at different times
  • term-time only (some of our posts can accommodate term-time only working patterns)

At Enfield we also embrace agile working, with an emphasis on innovation, performance and outcomes, and you don’t necessarily need to be office based to do that. In most areas, our staff can either hot desk or work remotely.

Health and leisure

We have negotiated discounts with various organisations so you can make choices about your health and lifestyle.

London Living Wage

We are committed to paying our staff and contractors at least the London Living Wage.

Long Service Award

We recognise loyalty, dedication and hard work and regularly celebrate the contribution made by those who have completed 25 years of service.


We offer staff parking at a number of sites, including free parking for Blue Badge holders. You can choose to pay for your parking via a salary sacrifice scheme.

Pension scheme

We offer an excellent pension through the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS). For more information on its range of benefits, visit our pensions website or view the LGPS guide.

Retaining talent

We give our people the opportunity to achieve their ambitions without leaving us. You have ownership of your own career and we aim to recruit from within where possible.  We have an e-learning system which enables you to manage your own learning online at any time.

Season ticket loan

We can offer you an interest free season ticket loan repayable over three or ten months.

Tax free bikes for work

We can provide employees with new bikes and safety equipment on a tax-free basis. Safety equipment can include:

  • helmets
  • locks
  • panniers
  • reflective clothing

If you join the scheme, you can choose a new bike and safety equipment, up to the value of £1,000, from a local partner bike shop. You will need to agree to a reduction of your gross salary for a 12-month period to cover your hire costs. We also have a pool of bikes for business use for travel around Enfield.

Vehicle allowances

You will be able to claim mileage if you use your car for work-related activities. The rate for this mileage will depend on how many miles you do in a year. If you’re on a MM2 or above salary grade, you can only claim for reimbursement of reasonable work-related expenses and the cost of travel incurred while travelling outside of Enfield.

If you use your pedal cycle or motor cycle for business travel, you can claim a small allowance.