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As well as job satisfaction, you can enjoy the many advantages and rewards of becoming a member of our hard-working organisation.

Discover the benefits of joining us

Why choose Ealing?
  • The Office of National Statistics rated Ealing as officially a “happy” borough with an overall resident rating happiness score of 7.4 out of 10,  which is higher than the capital’s average.
  • The borough has first class transport connections and excellent leisure facilities – our summer festivals are as popular as ever attracting more than 33,000 fans.
  • Ealing’s green and open spaces cover a fifth of the borough.  This includes ten miles of tranquil canals and over 1000 hectares of designated natural conversation areas.
  • In Ealing over 100 languages are spoken on one day making this one of the UK’s most diverse boroughs.
  • Ealing has some of the most historic heritage buildings in its green spaces including Sir John Soane’s Pitzhanger Manor and Brunel’s Wharncliffe Viaduct.
  • With seven districts (Ealing, Southall, Hanwell, Acton, Northolt, Perivale and Greenford), it’s in easy reach of central London, as well as Heathrow Airport. If you want to escape the city for a while, the countryside and towns of south-east England are all close by.
  • Despite relatively high demand, there is still a great choice of excellent quality housing available from newly built luxury apartments to Victorian and Edwardian terraces offering peaceful living in pretty, tree-lined streets.
  • The borough boasts a thriving arts scene, superb leisure facilities and more than eight square kilometres of parks and green spaces. There are all the recreational facilities you would expect from a lively metropolitan centre, with museums, a local theatre, cinemas, galleries and an eclectic mix of restaurants and bars to choose from.
  • For those looking to explore Ealing’s heritage, you’ll be interested in the world famous Ealing Studios, the oldest continuously working film studio in the world. Best known for its classic ‘Ealing Comedies’, it has more recently helped to produce films like Shrek and Bride and Prejudice. The venue also hosts regular live comedy acts and runs a training school for aspiring actors aged five upwards.
Your salary

We offer competitive salaries with yearly incremental progression and increases in accordance with national agreements.

Importantly, we have introduced a range of career grade schemes, offering progression through assessment of your work performance.

Our social work career grade schemes provide a flexible framework for your career, from ASYE to aspiring Head of Service.

Your core benefits
  • Your pension contributions are based on your salary, with us contributing an additional 22%.
  • You can access additional preferential life assurance arrangements and an additional voluntary contributions scheme provided by Scottish Widows.
  • Your annual leave is a minimum of 24 days rising to a maximum of 30 days per annum in addition to public holidays. For part-time   employees, annual leave is calculated on a pro rata basis.
  • You will receive three days of leave because of Christmas closure.
  • You can take advantage of award-winning learning and development opportunities to aid your career progression.
  • You will participate in continuous professional development.You may apply for an unpaid career break of between six months and three years after one year of service (conditions apply).
  • Your outstanding achievements will be recognised and celebrated through our annual Staff Awards.
  • You can adapt your schedule with various flexible working options.
  • You can access low interest loans through a credit union.
  • You can obtain travel discounts including season ticket loans, cycle loan schemes and a cycle to work scheme.
  • You can get free and confidential employee assistance through our established programme and helpline.
  • You can benefit from our occupational health service.
Health and wellbeing

Everyone wants to be healthy and feel good. That is why we provide a range of services to help you get the best out of all aspects of your life.

Here is a list of what we offer:

  • Lunchtime and evening classes in Yoga, Keep Fit, Tai Chi, Alexander Technique, meditation and relaxation – all for a small charge.
  • Free lunchtime swimming at Acton Baths, Gurnell Sports Centre and Dormers Wells Sports Centre during term-time.
  • Lunchtime seminars on a range of health-related topics.
  • Nurse-led clinics, physiotherapy and workstation assessments.
  • Reimbursed eye tests and glasses needed for display screens.
  • Reduced-cost BUPA healthcare.
  • Smoking cessation support.
  • Onsite NHS health checks.
Additional Perks

As an employee you can obtain discounts for the following:

  • Council and private gyms
  • Counselling, osteopathy and physiotherapy
  • Ealing comedy club
  • Local cafes, restaurants and bars
  • Travel and holidays
  • Health and beauty

We have also joined forces with Kaarp, which provides cut-price offers across the UK to our employees via its website.

Flexible working

At Ealing Council, we appreciate the importance of a healthy work/life balance. As a result, we want you to have a working pattern that works for you. You can request flexible working arrangements.

These include the following:

Working from home: Technology such as Skype for Business makes communication with the office from other locations possible.

Flexi-time: You will be required to work within core hours of 10am - 12 noon and 2pm - 3:30pm. Hours worked outside of these core hours can be worked flexibly.

Compressed working hours: You can work your total agreed hours over fewer working days subject to agreement from your manager.

Part-time working

There is no set pattern to part-time working. However, you will be paid pro rata if you opt for reduced hours.

Term-time working

All employees work primarily during school term-time only, and annual salaries are calculated on a pro rata basis.

Equality & Diversity

We are committed to ensuring no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment, either directly or indirectly.

Indeed, we ensure equality on the grounds of sex, age, disability, gender re-assignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, and religion or belief.

We are accredited as a Disability Confident Employer, which recognises our commitment to the recruitment, employment, retention and career development of people with disabilities.