Working in the Council

The council is one of the county borough's largest employers, and we are always looking for talented and motivated people to join our team. Whether you are interested in delivering public services, supporting our communities, or developing your skills and career, we have a range of opportunities for you.

Our vision is to create a county borough that is prosperous, healthy, and resilient, where people want to live, work, and visit.

We promote equality, value diversity, and offer a commitment to support our workforce, and importantly their wellbeing. We have a positive and inclusive culture, where we respect each other, celebrate our achievements, and learn from our challenges. We value the views and opinions of our employees and offer a supportive working environment where you can learn new skills, access job opportunities and develop a positive and rewarding career.

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Competitive salaries

Here at Torfaen County Borough Council all employees are paid for their job responsibilities under our job evaluation policy. Offering a transparent pay and grading structure which includes enhancements of pay where your work pattern includes evening and weekend working.

For further information view the Pay Policy

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Generous holiday entitlement

The minimum entitlement for all employees is 23 days per year, pro-rata for part time employees. After 5 years continuous local government service the entitlement increases to 28 days per year and after 10 years continuous local government service the entitlement increases to 31.

Bank holiday entitlement is 11 days per year.

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Flexible working

The council is committed to providing a supportive and flexible work environment for our employees. We understand that different people have different needs and preferences, and we want to help you achieve a healthy work-life balance.

Flexible working arrangement can include part time working, various working patterns, compressed hours etc.

Wherever the needs of the service provision allow, hybrid working, and flexible arrangements offers employees choice, helping you balance your work commitments and home life.

The council’s technology allows you to work from the office or home to increase flexibility and reduce travel time and costs.

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Family friendly policies

We have various family friendly policies in place for: -

  • Maternity & Paternity
  • Adoption
  • Special & Additional Leave
  • Parental Leave
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Generous pension schemes

Employees can benefit from the most generous and secure pension schemes in the UK. Depending on your role, you can join either the Local Government Pension Scheme or the Teachers' Pension Scheme.

Both schemes offer you tax relief on the contributions you pay and a range of benefits for you and your dependents.

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Savings and loans with Gateway Credit Union

Saving direct from your pay is an easy and convenient way to budget for special occasions, holidays, Christmas or even just for a rainy day for those unexpected expenses like car repairs. Savings for all the family with Young Saver accounts and Child Trust Funds.

Discounted loan offers up to £10,000 with rates from 4.9% and offers to beat your bank.

All savings and loans available to all employees on our payroll.

Further information available at

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Health and wellbeing

Torfaen County Borough Council is committed to employee’s health and wellbeing.

We offer a range of support services with access to a range of courses that provide information on a variety of health and wellbeing topics.

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Staff benefits and salary sacrifice schemes

All employees enjoy our exclusive savings and benefits programme that offers a fantastic range of everyday savings on 1000s of unique offers available online or on the high street, nationwide and in our local area from discounts on groceries, holidays, eating out, DIY, electrics, insurance, motoring and more.

We offer a range of salary sacrifice schemes including Cycle 2 Work and Car Benefits.

Exclusive Torfaen Leisure Trust membership is available to all Torfaen Council employees. The package is jam-packed with a whole range of activities suited to a busy lifestyle with peak anytime access to their gyms, public swims, group exercise classes, running track and health suites.

Torfaen Council employees can benefit for a corporate membership rate at Nuffield Health Club in Cwmbran.

Training and development

Training and development opportunities

At Torfaen we are invested in our people and their future. We offer a wide range of learning opportunities both internal and external and access to qualifications.

We support and encourage all employees to develop their skills, knowledge, and experience.

Our Career Development Programme has been developed for our existing and future workforce. It is inclusive and supports people to achieve their full potential.

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Travel expenses

The council’s business mileage rate is 45p per mile in line with the HMRC approved mileage rate.


Last Modified: 09/05/2024
For more information contact:

Recruitment Team


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