Employee benefits


Everyone at Hackney Council has an important job to do. From social workers and street cleaners to accountants and software developers, our services affect the day to day lives of everyone who lives, works and visits our borough. Whether or not our services have a direct impact on them, people in Hackney rely on us to do our best.

We believe excellent services rely on highly skilled, motivated people. As one of our employees, we will support you with a range of benefits and opportunities. We are hoping to make life a bit easier for you – with the right support, we can help you to give your best at work, and achieve a balance with home life.

We welcome a diversity of talent here, so our benefits and policies are designed to reflect a variety of needs.

Key benefits include:

  • Generous holiday allowance – 28 days a year, rising to 33 after five years
  • Unrivaled pension scheme
  • Flexible working options
  • Family friendly policies
  • A range of discounts, including subsidised gym membership
  • Access to financial and season ticket loans
  • Health and wellbeing benefits, such as lunchtime fitness classes
  • A comprehensive training and development offer
  • We are a member of Cyclescheme and offer free pool bikes

We are:

  • A Disability Confident Employer
  • A promoter of inclusive leadership
  • Provide support networks to disabled staff and those with long-term health conditions
  • Rated ‘Excellent’ in the Equality Standard for Local Government
  • A London Living Wage Employer
  • A Stonewall Champion
  • A Timewise Council
  • Rated Excellent in the Mayor of London’s Healthy Workplace Charter and Good Work Standard
In 2024 Hackney Council was reaccredited in the Mayor’s Good Work Standard at Excellence level for a further four years. The Mayor’s Good Work Standard sets the benchmark for the highest employment standards and demonstrates that as an employer, your organisation is contributing to a fairer and more inclusive London. Hackney Council scored highly and retains 100% at ‘Achievement’ level and achieved 96% at Excellence level, demonstrating very strong performance across all four pillars of the Good Work Standard.