6.7

Leicestershire County Council

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do people think Leicestershire County Council head office understands what's happening where they work?

    People think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work

    How we know this

    85% 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 information from 26 job reviews

    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.

Not great
  • People feel stressed

    Is it stressful to work at Leicestershire County Council?

    Most people feel stressed here

    How we know this

    61% of people say they often feel stressed at work

    Based on information from 28 job reviews

    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.

  • Breaks aren’t paid

    Do workers at Leicestershire County Council get paid breaks?

    Not always. Most people don’t get paid breaks

    How we know this

    68% of people say they don’t get paid breaks

    Based on information from 25 job reviews

    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.

  • No career progression

    Are people given support to progress at Leicestershire County Council?

    Only some people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 52% 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 information from 23 job reviews

    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.

Good
  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it to book a holiday at Leicestershire County Council?

    Most people find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    58% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 24 job reviews

    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.

  • Easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it to take sick leave at Leicestershire County Council?

    Most people find it easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    65% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 23 job reviews

  • People enjoy their job

    Do people at Leicestershire County Council enjoy their jobs?

    Most people enjoy their job

    How we know this

    67% of people report they enjoy their job

    Based on information from 12 job reviews

  • Good choice of shifts

    Do Leicestershire County Council workers get to choose the shifts they work?

    Most people get enough choice over which shifts they work

    How we know this

    60% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

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

  • Enough training

    Do people get enough training when they start at Leicestershire County Council?

    Most people get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    59% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 27 job reviews

    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.

  • People are paid enough to live on

    Does Leicestershire County Council pay enough to live on?

    Most people are paid enough to live on

    How we know this

    71% of people say they are paid at or above the Real Living Wage for where they live

    Based on information from 24 job reviews

    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.

    The Real Living Wage is currently £9.50 per hour, and £10.85 per hour in London.

  • People are paid market rates

    Does Leicestershire County Council pay market rates?

    Most people are paid market rates

    How we know this

    52% of people are paid average or more than the typical pay for the type of work they do

    Based on information from 23 job reviews

    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.

  • People get proper breaks

    Do people at Leicestershire County Council get proper breaks?

    Most people get proper breaks

    How we know this

    64% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 25 job reviews

    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.

  • People recommend their team

    Do people at Leicestershire County Council recommend working with their team?

    Most people recommend working with their team

    How we know this

    59% of people report that they would recommend working with their immediate team to a friend

    Based on information from 29 job reviews

    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.

  • Managers are respectful

    Do people at Leicestershire County Council feel treated by respect by their managers?

    Most people feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    73% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 26 job reviews

    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.

  • Well informed about head office

    Do workers feel well informed about how Leicestershire County Council is doing?

    Most people feel well informed about how the company is doing

    How we know this

    58% of people feel that they are kept well informed about how the company is doing as a whole

    Based on information from 24 job reviews

    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.

Excellent
  • Good for parents

    Is working at Leicestershire County Council good if you have caring responsibilities?

    People say this is a good place to work if you care for a child or other relative

    How we know this

    92% of people who care for a child or other relative report this is a good place to work

    Based on information from 13 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Whether it’s looking after children or caring for a relative, a good job should support your responsibilities outside of work.

  • People get sick pay

    Does Leicestershire County Council pay sick pay?

    Yes. People get proper sick pay

    How we know this

    100% of people say they would get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work

    Based on information from 28 job reviews

    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.

  • No unpaid extra work

    Do workers at Leicestershire County Council do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    No. People don’t do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    100% of people report that they don’t do extra unpaid work

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get paid for any extra work they do, even if it is outside your contracted hours. At a good job, you should be paid for all the time you spend at work.

  • People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Do workers at Leicestershire County Council worry about hours?

    People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    100% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you shouldn’t have to worry about getting enough hours each week.

    A good job should guarantee you a minimum number of hours in a contract, if you want it.

    This makes it easier to plan your finances, because you know how much you’ll be earning.

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How Leicestershire County Council ranks

Leicestershire County Council ranks joint 60th to work for in public sector body employers

  1. 60= Buckinghamshire Council
    6.7
  2. 60= Leicestershire County Council
    6.7
  3. 60= NHS Property Services
    6.7

Pay ranges at Leicestershire County Council

  1. £11.23–21.78 per hour

Leicestershire County Council job reviews

  • Best thing

    Freedom to set ny own daily schedule. Working outside

    Worst thing

    Low pay for industry

    8.6

    Employee, June 2021

  • Best thing

    The people I work with

    Worst thing

    Managers expecting more and more in less hours

    5.9

    Food services assistant, February 2021

About

Leicestershire County Council is a local authority. They oversee local services.

leicestershire.gov.uk

Handy to know

What contracts are people on?

18% report having low hours contracts (less than 16 hours)
55% report having part time contracts (16-35 hours)
27% report having full time contracts (more than 35 hours)

Based on 11 employees

How are people paid?

38%
by the hour
62%
an annual salary

Based on 29 employees

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