Our offer when you join us

Join us to be part of an organisation that values your unique perspective, encourages your growth and rewards your dedication, creating an environment where everyone can thrive and make a meaningful impact.

Equality, diversity and inclusion

Every individual is unique and every individual is valued.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion - what does it mean to us?

We want to create a working environment that celebrates and embraces difference, enables a sense of belonging and provides equal opportunity for all. Staff should feel comfortable bringing their full selves to work. Surrey should be a place where different beliefs, life experiences and backgrounds are treated equally. The residents we serve should feel respected, listened to and valued as members of our community.

In order to achieve this, we need the voices and opinions of our workforce and we therefore encourage staff, and especially anyone new to the organisation, to join any of the networks you see throughout the video below, whether that be through personal association or allyship. You can use our intranet platforms to do so or reach out to our network leads who would welcome any interest or support.

Please see our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion action plan.

Training and Development

Be more at Surrey, learn more at Surrey.

We have created an environment of continuous learning and development where the only limit is yourself. Our aim is to help each employee in their career by providing opportunities to learn new skills, gain knowledge and build confidence to reach their full potential.

We have multiple different programmes available to our employees to help them progress in their careers. Two of our most popular are our Mentoring programme and Wellbeing Champions programme which you can hear all about from Hannah and Graham in the video below.

In addition to the various programmes available there is a library of over 5,000 courses, webinars, ebooks and podcasts covering a vast array of topics which staff are actively encouraged to make full use of to learn and develop their skill sets.

Mentoring program

Hannah, a newcomer to the realm of local government, was encouraged by her manager to join the Mentoring program to aid her transition. Listen to Hannah as she provides a glimpse into her experience with the program, detailing how it enabled her to confront numerous fears and combat imposter syndrome as she ascended to a new position.

Wellbeing champions

Listen to Graham Perking, one of our 130 wellbeing champions, as he shares his insights into being a wellbeing champion and how it lead to him securing a Wellbeing Consulatant role.

Rewards and Benefits

Valued at Surrey, rewarded at Surrey.

At Surrey County Council we believe that our employees are our most valuable asset. We are committed to attracting and retaining the best talent and we understand that offering a competitive benefits package is essential to achieving that goal.

Comprehensive healthcare

Your health matters to us. Our healthcare benefits include access to high-quality medical, dental, and vision plans to keep you in great shape.

Annual leave allowance

Offering 26 days of holiday (prorated for part-time staff) that increases to 28 days after just 2 years of service and 30 days after 5 years. Plus, for even more flexibility, employees have the option to purchase up to 10 additional annual leave days.

Generous pension scheme

Secure your future with our pension scheme, which provides peace of mind and financial stability during retirement.

Work-life balance

We understand the importance of maintaining a healthy work-life balance. We provide flexible working arrangements (including 5 days carer's leave) and support for your well-being, ensuring you have time for what matters most to you.

Professional development

We invest in your career growth through training and development opportunities. Surrey County Council is dedicated to helping you reach your full potential.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

We care about your mental and emotional well-being. Our EAP offers confidential counselling and support services to help you navigate life's challenges.

Employee discounts

Enjoy discounts on various products and services through our exclusive employee discount program, helping you save on everyday expenses.

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