HR - Pay, Leave and Benefits

The Council is committed to improving the Total Reward package available to all staff.

The following pages provide detailed information on North Yorkshire County Council's arrangements for pay, leave and benefits. They are designed to enable all staff to access information easily.


The pay arrangements at North Yorkshire County Council are based on national and local collective agreements. The Authority supports the principle of equality of opportunity in employment and is committed to the fundamental principle that procedures to determine the pay and conditions of employment for all employees do not discriminate unlawfully and are free from bias.

The Pay section covers topics such as the employment contract, salary pay bands, the grading and re-grading of jobs, JNC scales, pay protection, the local collective agreement, national terms and conditions, pay and reward booklet, market supplements as well as other incentives with more detailed pages on increments and job evaluation.


There are many different types of leave available including adoption, annual, bad weather/emergency, dependants, emergency, special and extended, fertility treatment, flexi-leave, gender reassignment, maternity, maternity support, medical appointments, parental, paternity, public service, and study leave.

The leave page includes a holiday entitlement calculator to calculate annual leave entitlements and there are also separate adoption, maternity and paternity and maternity support sections which provide more detailed in-depth information on each procedure.


The Council is committed to improving the employee benefits on offer to all staff. The Benefits section covers topics such as expenses, travel loans, flexi-time, holiday discounts, eyecare scheme and childcare amongst others, with detailed pages on Everybody Benefits; merit and incentive payment and long service awards; pensions - the Local Government Pension Scheme and Teachers' Pension scheme; and travel and subsistence

Terms and Conditions

Information on the terms and conditions of employment for staff working at North Yorkshire County Council is addressed by the national collective agreements that cover the various types of workers in local government service. These are referred to as 'books', which are updated periodically, and are designated by colour. In addition, there have been locally negotiated and agreed changes to the national 'books' which are set out in the Collective Agreement.

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