Staff Benefits


Annual Leave entitlements are exclusive of Public Holidays and Statutory Days.  All employees are entitled to 8 bank holidays and 2 extra statutory days (Pro-rata for Part –Time employees).

Complete years of continuous Local Government service Holiday entitlement in days (hours).

Less than 1 year 20 days
1 – 2 years 21 days
2 – 3 years 22 days
3 – 4 years 23 days
4 – 5 years 24 days
5 + years 25 days

The Authority recognizes leave entitlement from other local government establishments covered.

Pension Scheme

The Local Government Superannuation Scheme is a public service pension scheme for council employees. Although membership is not compulsory, it is widely considered to offer an excellent range of guaranteed benefits.

Employee contribution rate is detailed below.

Band Range (2008/09)

Contribution Rate

1 £0 £12,000


2 £12,001 – £14,000


3 £14,001 – £18,000


4 £18,001 – £30,000


5 £30,001 – £40,000


6 £40,001 – £75,000


7 £75,001+


Employers contribution: 18.7& (from 1st April 2008)

Further information on Local Governement Pension Scheme

Occupational Sick Pay

Length of Service    Full Pay Half Pay
Up to 4 months service 1 month Nil
4 months to 1 year 1 month 2 months
1 to 2 years 2 months 2 months
3 – 4 years 4 months 4 months
Years 4 and 5 5 months 5 months
5+ years 6 months 6 months

Pay Increments

Progression through the grade is by annual increments payable on the 1st April each year until the maximum of the grade is reached. Progression is not automatic and is determined through assessment of your work performance and any other business considerations.

Employee Assistance Scheme (Staff Counseling)

The Authority provides free access to a professional, accessible and confidential service for staff experiencing emotional, psychological or practical problems.

Society of National Park Staff (SNPS)

The Authority organizes social activities each year which includes inter-park quizzes, day excursions to other parks, weekend activities and trips abroad to areas of interest to the Parks work.

The Authority also organizes family events such as staff BBQ’s and other events.

Staff Discounts

Staff entitled to a number of discounts from leading mountain wear companies.

Childcare Voucher Scheme

National Park staff with children under the age of 16 who pay for registered childcare can benefit from the Busy Bees Childcare Voucher Scheme, which offers a simple way to reduce the cost of your childcare