Candidate information

Read about our core hours arrangements, holiday, probation and appraisal scheme.

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Medical clearance

Appointments are subject to a medical assessment which usually means completing an online questionnaire. Occasionally an appointment with the Council's medical adviser is also necessary in a small number of circumstances.

Hours of work

The standard working week is based on 37 hours but we welcome part time workers. Most staff based at the Civic Offices have flexi-time.  Core hours are between 10am-midday and from 2pm-4pm. Staff have flexibility in their hours outside core time subject to ensuring the service concerned is covered as a team and that employees in total work  on average 37 hours per week over the year.  Time worked over the 37 hours per week can be taken as flexi-time or flexi-leave, subject to the provisions of the scheme.

Probation

New entrants to Runnymede work a probationary period of up to six months prior to being transferred to the permanent staff.  At that time you will receive an appraisal and, if appropriate, a salary review.

Appraisal and development

A new Performance Review and Staff Development Scheme is in place and is linked to core competencies. This scheme involves informal one to ones, a quarterly catch-up and a more structured annual review.

Annual leave

The leave year runs from the date you start with Runnymede.  Most staff start  with 23  days leave or the equivalent in hours of leave. Entitlement increases with continuous Runnymede service for the first five years up to 28 days, and then after 10 years up to 31 days. Those with five years continuous local government service with other councils' have this service recognised and get 28 days' leave

Pension entitlement

New starters are automatically enrolled into the Local Government Pension Scheme, which is a career average defined benefit scheme. It is administered on Runnymede's behalf by Surrey County Council and contributions are on a stepped scale depending on your salary. More details are available here. You can transfer in previous LGPS pensions and those from other organisations if you wish.

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