We continuously strive to help people do their best by valuing their contributions and listening to what they've got to say about the work they do and by providing a healthy, work environment with positive management support for all our 1200 employees.
We are committed to actively supporting good employee relations and has in place collective arrangements for employee consultation and bargaining. At present the Council formally recognises three trade unions; UNITE, GMB and UNISON. There are many benefits to joining a trade union and employees are encouraged to discuss this with the appropriate trade union representative upon joining the Council.
Equality of opportunity in employment
This Council seeks to ensure that all employees, irrespective of their age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, pregnancy, maternity, race (which includes colour, nationality and ethnic or national origins), sexual orientation, religion or belief or because they are married or in a civil partnership have equal access to, and quality of, opportunity and equality of status.
The Council strongly promotes continuous learning and development for all its employees. There is a dedicated learning and development site on our intranet. We also run a range of accredited courses in Management Development, Apprenticeships and employees are encouraged to participate. We also run a range of in-house courses including wellbeing initiatives and Line Manager briefings.
The Council will also pay professional subscription fees if they are a required part of your role.
All employees have a formal annual appraisal with their line manager. This process is designed to agree objectives for the coming year, review the previous year and discuss performance and learning and development needs.
Salaries are paid on 20th of each month for the whole of that month by credit transfer to your bank account. Where the 20th is a weekend or bank holiday the credit transfer will occur on the previous working day. Annual pay awards are determined by the Council under the national pay bargaining arrangements.
The council is committed to a policy whereby all employees have the right to be treated with dignity and respect, therefore any form of harassment at the workplace is not acceptable. The aim of the Council's policy is to ensure that every employee understands that they have the right not to be harassed (physically, sexually, emotionally or any other form of harassment) and the right to complain about it, should it occur. Employees are encouraged to bring any instances of bullying and harassment, whether directly affecting them or not, to the attention of their manager or Human Resources.
Learn what it's like to work for us by reading some of our staff profiles.
Vince is a Workshop Supervisor at NFDC. He supervises a team of mechanics who are responsible for making sure our vehicles and equipment are in a safe and roadworthy condition.
Dave is a waste and recycling supervisor at NFDC. He's helping to keep the streets clean and tidy in the New Forest.
Heather is a tenancy account officer at NFDC. She ensures residents have the personal skills to manage their finances and feel safe and secure in their living arrangements.
Catherine works as an occupational therapist for our housing team. She helps our tenants with disabilities live more independently.