Working for HDC

Benefits of working for us

A collage of HDC staff doing their jobs in the office and out in the community.

There are a number of benefits in working for Harborough District Council. These include:

Work life balance

  • Flexi-time working hours
  • 27 days annual leave increasing to 32 days after 5 years service
  • Paid bank holidays and an extra statutory holiday each year
  • Flexible working opportunities, including working from home opportunities for some roles
  • Generous family friendly policies such as maternity and adoption leave and pay


  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Local government pension scheme
  • Job evaluation scheme (equal pay)
  • Mileage claims on work travel, and lump sums made to essential car users
  • Free parking for some roles

Health and wellbeing benefits

  • Full occupational health service including access to counselling and telephone advice services
  • Free eye examinations for computer users
  • Discounted membership to leisure facilities in the district
  • Union membership

Training and career benefits

  • A wide range of training and development opportunities
  • Individual performance and development appraisal
  • Payment of professional fees where these are required

Our location

  • Market Harborough is easily accessible from the M1 and A14 and is easy to get to from the Leicester area, as well as Lutterworth, Northampton, Kettering and Corby and surrounding towns and villages
  • The main council offices are also within walking distance of Market Harborough train station, which has excellent links with Leicester, Kettering and London
  • Market Harborough is a picturesque market town, with a good range of high street stores, a selection of boutiques and individual retail outlets, cafés and restaurants