Benefits of working in Waltham Forest

There are a number of policies and procedures that relate to the pay and benefits offered to Waltham Forest Council staff, including school staff working in maintained and voluntary aided (VA) schools. 

Employees who work at Academies that purchase the service will have access to Workplace Options.

Waltham Forest Council employs staff from a range of diverse backgrounds and ensures that all our policies are inclusive. We also take active measures to remove barriers that may hinder or prevent staff from accessing benefits and ensure that all staff benefits apply equally to both opposite and same sex couples.

School staff employed by the London Borough of Waltham Forest are eligible for a number of benefits. Staff benefits are currently being refreshed, so this page will be updated once they have been finalised.

If you have any queries regarding staff benefits please email the HR Employee Relations and Advisory Service at Waltham Forest Council. 

Email: HR Employee Relations & Advisory Service
Telephone: 020 8496 4514

Childcare Vouchers

Childcare vouchers were created to help parents afford childcare and return to work. If you are a parent, make sure you are not missing out on substantial tax savings. The Council's Childcare Voucher provider is currently P&MM Employee Benefits.

Visit the Sodexo website for further information.

Cycle to Work Scheme and Eye Tests

For information on the Cycle to Work Scheme & Eye tests please visit the Council's staff benefit page. 

Workplace Options - Employee Assistance providers

A confidential counselling, help and information service is provided for all employees of LBWF; this will include employees who work for Academy Trusts that purchase this service and is available free of charge 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

Counselling is offered on the telephone or in a face-to-face setting, in locations close to your work or your home. This service can help with a range of problems from practical everyday matters to sensitive and emotional issues. Please visit for further information.

Last update: Wednesday 20th of May 2020 03:25:44 PM