Why work for us

Thank you for your interest in working for Erewash Borough Council.

Erewash is a forward looking borough in the south-east of Derbyshire, a wonderfully rich and diverse community named after the river which flows through its landscape. Most importantly, it is a borough with ambition and the vision to build on its history and its successes. Its town halls are split between each of the main urban areas at Long Eaton and Ilkeston Town Halls.

The council has incredible staff with right skills and experience who collectively work towards achieving the council’s objective of becoming a welcoming borough that is safe and clean, supporting our communities, planning for the future and to be a well-run and efficient council.


We offer our employees a competitive pay and benefits package. Whether you’re looking for a new career, promotion, flexible working opportunity to fit with your home life or a sideways move – we have a variety of challenging employment opportunities for everybody.

Erewash Borough council offers the opportunity to work with skilled and experienced staff who are passionate about promoting Erewash and the services the council provides. The remuneration for employees (except the Chief Executive and Chief Officers) within Erewash Borough Council is currently determined using the salaries and pay scales established by the National Joint Council (NJC) for Local Government Services Salary Award Scheme.


All eligible employees are welcome to join the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS). Details of the benefits available from the scheme are set out in the Brief Guide to the Local Government Pension Scheme available from Derbyshire County Council www.derbyshirepensionfund.org.uk

Annual Leave

Paid holiday entitlement starts at 29 days per annum and increases with length of service to a maximum of 33 days per annum. 

For Heads of Service roles, the paid holiday entitlement starts at 31 days and increases with length of service to a maximum of 35 days per annum.

For Directors, the paid holiday entitlement starts at 31 days and increases with length of service to a maximum of 36 days per annum. 

In addition to paid holiday entitlement, all employees are entitled to 8 statutory bank or public holidays as paid leave days each year.

For part time staff, paid holiday and bank holiday entitlement is calculated pro rata based on contracted hours.

Free Car Parking

The council also provides free car parking spaces for all employees across the borough.

Work – life balance

Flexitime Scheme

In the majority of our service areas we operate flexible working hours to carry out duties during a range of hours. This is subject to the business needs of each individual service.

The Scheme enables staff to work variable hours and to have hours in credit (extra hours worked) or debit (hours that are owed). The maximum number of hours which may be carried forward as debit or credit from one accounting period to the next for full time staff is +8 hours or -4 hours. This is worked out on a pro rota basis for part time staff.

Flexible working arrangement

The Council believes that flexible working may help to promote work-life balance, increase staff motivation and improve performance and productivity. All employees who have a minimum of 26 weeks’ continuous service with Erewash Borough Council have the statutory right to request flexible working and to have their request considered seriously by the Council.

Type of flexible working can include:

  • Job sharing
  • Working from home
  • Part – time – Working less than full-time hours of 37 hours over few days
  • Compressed hours – working full-time hours over few days
  • Flexible retirement

Fit for Work Scheme

Erewash Borough Council’s Fit for Work scheme offers all staff a discount on leisure membership at the leisure centres as part of the council’s leisure services contract. The scheme gives all employees access to gyms, swimming pools and other exercise classes.


If you are unwell, entitlement to sick pay is determined by length of service within local government, as detailed:

Employees are entitled to receive sick pay for the following periods:

During 1st year of service

1 month’s full pay and (after completing 4 months service)
2 months’ half pay

During 2nd year of service

2 months’ full pay and
2 months’ half pay

During 3rd year of service

4 months’ full pay and
4 months’ half pay

During 4th and 5th year of service

5 months’ full pay and
5 months’ half pay

After 5 years’ service 6 months’ full pay and
6 months’ half pay

Equal Opportunities

The council is committed to its equality and diversity policy including equality opportunity in employment, in recruitment and the services we provide.

Job applications are considered on the basis of their suitability for the post regardless of sex, gender reassignment, race, ethnic origin, disability, age, marital status, domestic responsibilities, sexual orientation or religious affiliation. People with disabilities and veterans are guaranteed an interview provided they meet the essential criteria as stated in the relevant job description and specification.

Candidates will be shortlisted on the factual information on their application form. Therefore, it is important to give as much detail as possible including information about experience gained outside employment.