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Brighton and Hove City Council is a local authority. They oversee local services.

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Based on responses from 18 employees at Brighton and Hove City Council.

Pay

    Good
  • Most people are paid a living wage

    Do Brighton and Hove City Council pay a living wage?

    Most people are paid a living wage.

    How we know this

    82% of people say they are paid at or above the Real Living Wage for where they live.

    Based on data from 17 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2020 and June 2022.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should be paid enough to live on.

    The Real Living Wage is a voluntary rate employers can sign up to that is based on the real cost of living. It is currently £9.90 per hour, and £11.05 per hour in London.

    Find out more in our explainer about the Real Living Wage.

  • Good
  • Most people are paid market rates

    Do Brighton and Hove City Council pay market rates?

    Most people are paid above average for their job.

    How we know this

    70% of people are paid above for the average pay for the type of work they do.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between August 2020 and June 2022.

    Why this matters

    Pay can vary a lot between types of job. Employers should be ensuring that the rates their staff are paid are in line with similar roles elsewhere.

  • Good
  • Most people get sick pay

    Do Brighton and Hove City Council pay sick pay?

    Yes. Most people get proper sick pay.

    How we know this

    81% of people say they would get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work.

    Based on data from 16 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2020 and June 2022.

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off without worrying.

    At a good job you should still get paid if you’re scheduled to work but can’t due to sickness. Your contract should say how many sick days you can take each year.

    This is more than the legal minimum, which says you should only get paid if you are unwell for 4 full days. See Citizens Advice for more details.

  • Bad
  • Most people don’t get paid breaks

    Do workers at Brighton and Hove City Council get paid breaks?

    No. Most people don’t get paid breaks.

    How we know this

    72% of people say they don’t get paid breaks.

    Based on data from 18 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2020 and June 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job should have paid breaks.

    You should be paid for all your time at work, whether you’re on a break or not.

Hours and flexibility

    Good
  • Most people find it easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it to take sick leave at Brighton and Hove City Council?

    Most people find it easy to take sick leave.

    How we know this

    93% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick.

    Based on data from 14 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2020 and May 2022.

  • Okay
  • Can be hard to book holiday

    How easy is it to book a holiday at Brighton and Hove City Council?

    Some people find it hard to book holiday.

    How we know this

    36% of people report it’s hard to book holidays.

    Based on data from 14 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2020 and May 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job should let you take time off when you need it, and it shouldn’t be a nightmare to arrange.

  • Bad
  • Most people don’t get any choice of shifts

    Do Brighton and Hove City Council workers get to choose the shifts they work?

    Most people don’t get enough choice over which shifts they work.

    How we know this

    90% report that their manager doesn’t give them enough choice over which shifts they work.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2020 and May 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. This means you get a say in when you prefer to work.

Workplace

    Good
  • Most people get enough training

    Do people get enough training when they start at Brighton and Hove City Council?

    Most people got enough training when they started.

    How we know this

    67% of people report they got enough training when they started working here.

    Based on data from 18 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2020 and June 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get support to progress

    Are people given support to progress at Brighton and Hove City Council?

    Only some people are given support to progress here.

    How we know this

    In the last year, 65% of people report not being given an opportunity to get better at their job, learn a new skill, learn to manage a team or get more responsibility in their role.

    Based on data from 17 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2020 and June 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job should help you progress at work, if you want to. That might be supporting you to get better at the job you currently have, learn something new, manage a team or take on more responsibilities.

    This means you’ll be able to build on your skills and experience, and earn more money.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get proper breaks

    Do people at Brighton and Hove City Council get proper breaks?

    Some people don’t get proper breaks.

    How we know this

    35% of people report that they don’t get to take proper breaks.

    Based on data from 17 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2020 and June 2022.

    Why this matters

    When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.

  • Okay
  • Only some people recommend their team

    Do people at Brighton and Hove City Council recommend working with their team?

    Only some people recommend working with their team.

    How we know this

    61% of people report that they wouldn’t recommend working with their immediate team to a friend.

    Based on data from 18 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2020 and June 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job means enjoying the place where you work.

    The people you work with every day really matter. They can be the difference between a terrible day and a great one.

    If you’d recommend your team to a friend, this shows that something’s going right.

  • Okay
  • Only some people feel treated with respect

    Do people at Brighton and Hove City Council feel treated with respect by their managers?

    Some people don’t feel treated with respect by their managers.

    How we know this

    47% of people say they’re not treated with respect by their managers.

    Based on data from 15 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2020 and June 2022.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get treated with respect by their managers. You shouldn’t feel discriminated against or bullied, and if you have a problem you should be able to speak to someone about it.

  • Bad
  • Head office doesn’t understand what’s happening

    Do people think Brighton and Hove City Council head office understands what's happening where they work?

    Most people think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work.

    How we know this

    100% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners don’t have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work.

    Based on data from 17 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2020 and June 2022.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, the role of head office should be to support the people on the frontline serving customers.

    To do that properly, the company’s owners or head office need to have a good understanding of what’s really happening on the frontline. This is especially important when a company owns multiple locations.

  • Bad
  • Most people are stressed

    Is it stressful to work at Brighton and Hove City Council?

    Most people feel stressed here.

    How we know this

    75% of people say they often feel stressed at work.

    Based on data from 16 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2020 and June 2022.

    Why this matters

    Work isn’t always easy, but if you’re frequently feel stressed, that’s not good.

    Your employer should support you with enough people and resources to get your job done without feeling overwhelmed.

  • Bad
  • Most people don’t feel well informed by head office

    Do workers feel well informed about how Brighton and Hove City Council is doing?

    Most people don’t feel well informed about how the company is doing.

    How we know this

    71% of people feel that they aren’t kept well informed about how the company is doing as a whole.

    Based on data from 14 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2020 and June 2022.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, there should be a supportive relationship between the people working on the frontline serving customers and the people who own the company or work in head office.

    You should be kept informed about how the company is doing as a whole, both in good times and when things get tough for the business.

How Brighton and Hove City Council ranks

Brighton and Hove City Council ranks joint 104th to work for out of public sector bodies.

  1. 104= Lancashire Constabulary
    6.8
  2. 104= Brighton and Hove City Council
    6.8
  3. 104= Tricuro
    6.8

Rankings are based on Breakroom ratings for employers with 5 or more quiz responses, accurate as of 4 July 2022.

Brighton and Hove City Council job reviews

  • Best thing

    I get fridays off. My team .

    Worst thing

    The stress of the day to day work schedule

    7.3

    Brighton and Hove City Council Employee, March 2021

  • Best thing

    Helping students to reach their true potential, the banter, holidays

    Worst thing

    People not pulling their weight and getting away with it

    8.3

    Brighton and Hove City Council Employee, April 2021

Handy to know

How are people paid?

39%
by the hour
61%
an annual salary

Based on 18 Brighton and Hove City Council employees