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Halton Borough Council is a local authority. They oversee local services.

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6.8

Based on responses from 12 employees at Halton Borough Council.

About jobs at Halton Borough Council

Pay

    Bad
  • Most people don’t get paid breaks

    Do workers at Halton Borough Council get paid breaks?

    No. Most people don’t get paid breaks.

    How we know this

    92% of people say they don’t get paid breaks.

    Based on data from 12 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between February 2021 and January 2023.

    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.

  • Good
  • Most people get sick pay

    Do Halton Borough Council pay sick pay?

    Yes. Most people get proper sick pay.

    How we know this

    91% of people say they would get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2021 and January 2023.

    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.

Hours and flexibility

    Good
  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it to book a holiday at Halton Borough Council?

    Most people find it easy to book holiday.

    How we know this

    82% of people report it’s easy to book holidays.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between February 2021 and January 2023.

    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.

  • Good
  • Most people find it easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it to take sick leave at Halton Borough Council?

    Most people find it easy to take sick leave.

    How we know this

    73% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between February 2021 and January 2023.

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off when you need to.

    A good job should support you when you’re unwell and have systems in place that will allow you to take time off to recover when you need it.

Workplace

    Good
  • Most people get proper breaks

    Do people at Halton Borough Council get proper breaks?

    Most people get proper breaks.

    How we know this

    82% of people report that they get to take proper breaks.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between February 2021 and January 2023.

    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.

  • Bad
  • Most people are stressed

    Is it stressful to work at Halton Borough Council?

    Most people feel stressed here.

    How we know this

    73% of people say they often feel stressed at work.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between February 2021 and January 2023.

    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.

  • Okay
  • Only some people recommend their team

    Do people at Halton Borough Council recommend working with their team?

    Only some people recommend working with their team.

    How we know this

    42% of people report that they wouldn’t recommend working with their immediate team to a friend.

    Based on data from 12 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between February 2021 and January 2023.

    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 get support to progress

    Are people given support to progress at Halton Borough Council?

    Only some people are given support to progress here.

    How we know this

    In the last year, 58% 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 12 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between February 2021 and January 2023.

    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
  • Head office only partly understands what’s happening

    Do people think Halton Borough Council head office understands what's happening where they work?

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

    How we know this

    67% 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 12 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between February 2021 and January 2023.

    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.

  • Okay
  • Only some people feel well informed by head office

    Do workers feel well informed about how Halton Borough Council is doing?

    Only some people feel well informed about how the company is doing.

    How we know this

    58% of people feel that they aren’t kept well informed about how the company is doing as a whole.

    Based on data from 12 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between February 2021 and January 2023.

    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.

Halton Borough Council job reviews

  • Best thing

    Help young people become confident in their own right.

    Worst thing

    Not been recognised for all the hard work I put in.

    8.9

    Halton Borough Council Teaching assistant, May 2021