We know that you want to achieve the best outcomes for residents. But we also know that you can only make that happen if you have great support – from your team, from your manager and from the authority you work for.
Here in Ealing, we take the training and development of our staff very seriously. We don’t just want the most committed and professional finance professionals to join us. We want them to stay with us for the long term and build outstanding careers, which is why we invest so much in training.
The 21st Century Leadership Development Programme which Ealing offers its senior managers is a good example of how we ensure senior finance officers get the best support possible. This is a 7 day programme over the course of 6 months. This is tailored specifically to Ealing and been designed so our senior managers can lead people to change the ways they work, deliver differently and different things so they, and our residents and businesses thrive and succeed in the new climate.
We also have a highly successful Graduate Programme giving graduates the opportunity to study for CIPFA qualifications and evidence their progression by working within a variety of local government finance disciplines at the start of their career. All graduates on this programme have their very own assigned mentor who has detailed industry knowledge and a wealth of experience to fast track learning. They can provide regular sessions or can be on-hand to provide support and encouragement during exam time.
The council also offers a comprehensive range of skills development courses on a variety of different subjects and a variety of supervisory and management development programmes to help you progress your career with us.
We offer annual salary increments, to the top of your scale, determined by the assessment of your work performance and any other business considerations. Salaries are also reviewed every year taking into account any decisions of the appropriate national bodies. We have also launched a career grade scheme for our Finance Business Advisors (FBAs) – this offers a progressive route to those interested in developing their careers that sets different competency levels that can be achieved through a demonstration of different skills and attributes. In return for demonstrating this successfully, FBAs can progress a full grade as opposed to just increments at each review period.
- We are committed to facilitating a truly flexible working environment wherever possible, without compromising the delivery of high quality services to residents. We can offer you the opportunity to work from home 2 days a week and work your total agreed hours over fewer working days. For further information on our range of flexible working practices click here
- Eligibility to join the Local Government (Final Salary) Pension Scheme.
- Generous holiday entitlement of a minimum of 24 days rising to a maximum of 30 days, in addition to locally agreed extra leave days and public holidays.
- Sports and leisure discounts including free lunchtime swimming and discounts at council and private gyms.
- Healthcare and well-being benefits including reduced costs BUPA healthcare, eye test costs and therapies.
- Travel benefits including car club schemes and interest-free season ticket loans.
- Free employee helpline service.
- Childcare Vouchers.
- Discounts at local cafes, restaurants and bars.
We offer a range of flexible working practices including:
Working from home
- New technology such as Skype for Business makes communication with the office from other locations possible.
- Employees in the same workplace have different start, finish and break times – often as a way of covering longer opening hours.
- There is no set pattern to part-time working; however, the employee will be paid pro rata for the reduced hours they work.
- Employees are required to work within a core time period and hours worked outside the core time period are often worked flexibly.
- Employees work during school term time only and salary will be calculated on a pro rata basis.
- Employees in the same workplace have different start, finish and break times to provide longer service cover.
Annual hours (Implementation subject to further consultation)
- This is a system that calculates the hours an employee works over a whole year.
Compressed working hours
- Employees work their total agreed hours over fewer working days.
Unique working patterns
- These are individually tailored patterns which may involve a combination of options.
Working reduced hours
- Managers at their discretion may approve the working or reduced hours on a temporary or permanent basis.
Everyone wants to be well and feel good. At Ealing, we provide a range of great services to help you get the best out of working here.
- Access to our Occupational Health Unit that provides nurse clinics and physiotherapy and workstation assessments on referral.
- Free eyesight tests.
- Free lunchtime swimming at Acton Baths, Gurnell Sports Centre and Dormers Wells Sports Centre during term-time.
- Cycle to work scheme.
- Discounts to local gyms.
- Smoking cessation advice.
- Lunchtime seminars and events on a range of health-related topics.
- NHS health checks on site.
We recognise that a diverse community has diverse needs. We have policies, practices and frameworks which acknowledge the diverse nature of the borough’s residents and reflect this in the council’s workforce.
At Ealing Council, we are committed to ensuring that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment, directly or indirectly, on the grounds of sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, religion, colour, ethnic or national origin.
We’re also an accredited member of the ‘Positive About Disabled People’ scheme, which recognises our commitment to the recruitment, employment, retention and career development of disabled people. We will meet any special requirements of people with disabilities who are asked to attend for an interview.