The Council’s vision is “for Rhondda Cynon Taf to be the best place in Wales to live, work and play, where people and businesses are independent, healthy, and prosperous”.
The Council’s purpose and the reason why it exists is “to provide strong community leadership and create the environment for people and businesses to be independent, healthy and prosperous”. We are committed to delivering three main priorities:
- Ensuring People: are independent, healthy and successful;
- Creating Places: where people are proud to live, work and play;
- Enabling Prosperity: creating the opportunity for people and businesses to: be innovative; be entrepreneurial; and fulfil their potential and prosper.
Working for us
If you work for us, everything you do will be about making a positive difference to our community and the public sector. We support people by delivering excellent and innovative services; from care homes for the elderly to refuse and recycling collections, early years provision to bridge/road maintenance and many others in between.
Whether you’re looking for your first job, returning to work after taking a break to care for loved ones or a professional looking for your next challenge, we know that, whatever your situation, your work is a lot more than just a job description and a salary. We want our employees to be inspired to help us achieve our priorities through great work, in an environment where innovation, teamwork and success is celebrated.
We'll offer you excellent opportunities to progress and develop, with a strong commitment to support you. In return for your passion and dedication, all our employees have access to the following staff benefits:
What We Offer
*Some employee benefits may differ depending on role and contract.
Learning and Development
We believe it is important for every employee to achieve their full potential. We encourage and support you to undergo continuous learning and development whilst working for us. As an employee you will have access to numerous opportunities for development including a great induction, learning on the job, short workshops, e-learning and a comprehensive range of programmes including Leadership and Management and Coaching and Mentoring Programmes accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management. We will also support you with your Continuous Professional Development.
Health and Wellbeing Support
Our employees have access to our own Occupational Health and Wellbeing Unit which offers well-being support and advice. We offer Counselling, Health Surveillance, Nurses and Physiotherapist services. As an employer we really care about the well-being of our staff and always strive to go the extra mile for our employees.
Our Vectis discount card can be used throughout some of the UK’s leading brands with savings on groceries, holidays, eating out and much more! You may also be eligible for an assisted car purchase scheme, discounts on technology items such as smart phones and access to our Cycle to Work scheme.
We offer discounted gym memberships for Rhondda Cynon Taf Council owned leisure centres. This includes unlimited access to an entire range of swimming pools; state-of-the-art gyms; high-quality indoor sports facilities and health suites.
Our employees who use display screen equipment are entitled to support for eye tests and glasses if required.
We offer a generous workplace pension scheme for staff with teacher’s pensions available for relevant roles.
Holiday entitlement for a standard employment contract starts at 26 days (pro rata) in addition to 8 public holidays, increasing to 31 days (pro rata) on completion of 5 years continuous service.
Our employees also have the option to purchase additional annual leave up to a maximum of 10 days (pro rata) per year.
Financial wellbeing support through Salary Finance, where our employees are entitled to financial advice and salary deducted loans if eligible.
Family Support and Work-Life Balance
We recognise that the need for flexibility comes in many different forms, from parental and caring responsibilities to working with a disability. We offer employees the right to request flexible working along with many supportive policies such as agile working (where possible). We also offer support for parents including enhanced maternity, adoption and paternity pay and flexible working.
We have a number of staff networks including the Allies Network, a Disability & Carers Network, Perthyn, our LGBTQ+ Network and Spotlight, which shines the spotlight on racism, race inequality and prejudice.