Renfrewshire Council

This page is for Renfrewshire Council staff.

Employee benefits

As a Renfrewshire Council employee, you can access benefits designed to help you achieve a healthy work-life balance and take care of your physical, mental and financial health.

Flexible working

A good work-life balance benefits everyone. Talk to your line manager about voluntary reduced hours, term-time hours, compressed hours, home working, and more.

Support for staff with caring responsibilities

As a carer's positive employer we have a well-established structure in place to help support our unpaid working carers. This includes up to 5 days (pro rata) paid carers leave during each calendar year, access to Carer's UK digital resources and our popular Carer's Connected forum for colleagues.

Time for Talking - Employee counselling

Access free, confidential support from professional counsellors 24/7 through our employee counselling service.

Help to take care of your finances

Tools and guidance designed to help make your pay go further. This includes payroll saving and lending arrangements with local Credit Unions, online learning resources and free confidential help from our Advice Works service and Renfrewshire Citizens Advice Bureau

OneRen membership offer

Boost your wellbeing with discounted access to OneRen leisure facilities.

  • Make no 1st payment on direct debit memberships
  • £20 off any 6-month package
  • £30 off any 12-month package

Visit the OneRen website for more information on all the membership packages available. 

To join, contact the membership team at

Discounts and special offers (formerly mylifestyle)

The mylifestyle platform, offering discounts and deals including our technology and cycling equipment benefit schemes (Let's Connect and Cycle2Work), has now closed. Watch this space for information and updates on an exciting new employee benefits platform which is anticipated to launch in the second half of 2024.

Buying Additional Annual Leave (BAAL)

As part of the BAAL scheme, you can buy up to six weeks additional annual leave on top of your current annual leave allowance. See full details on buying additional annual leave.

Annual leave

Annual leave varies for office staff, craft workers, and teachers, so check your individual contract or speak to your line manager to confirm your specific allocation. You can also check the council's public holiday calendar to see dates when many services will be closed.

Flexi time

If you're eligible, you can accrue flexi time by working beyond your contractual hours to finish a task or project (with prior agreement from your line manager). This is helpful if you have a dentist appointment during working hours, for example.


If you have a contract of three months or more, you'll be automatically enrolled in the Strathclyde Pension Fund. Even if your contract is for fewer than three months, you can still choose to join the scheme.

Employee volunteering

Employees participating in volunteering activities can request up to two days paid leave per year in line with the Council's Special Leave Policy.

Find out more about employee volunteering leave.

Other benefits

Additionally, colleagues can benefit from a variety of family friendly policies such as support for those struggling with menopause including paid leave

Talk to your line manager to learn more about the full range of staff benefits and check your contract to learn about any individual terms of employment.