My Benefits

Pool Electric Bike Scheme

The Transportation Strategy Development Team have four electric bikes funded by Smarter Choices, Smarter Places, which is a fund supported by Transport Scotland to encourage less car use and more active and/or sustainable transport. The e-bikes were previously loaned out to staff on a 4-weekly basis. To encourage more staff to try out cycling and reduce the amount of administration the scheme required, the structure of the scheme has changed to a model more likened to a ‘pool bike’.

The bikes are now available to book out for business, personal or commuting use, bookable from 30 minutes up to 1 week.  This means you can book one to use on your lunch break, as transport for a meeting, or to take home for a few nights and try out commuting by bike.

They are available for all Council staff, as long as you can get yourself to either Woodhill House, Buchan House, Gordon House or Banchory Social Work Office. For more info on how to book, click this link from a Council device, or contact us at transportationstrategy@aberdeenshire.gov.uk.

How to book and use an E-Bike video

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Salary Sacrifice Schemes

Aberdeenshire Council offers a wide range of employee benefits that add value to your salary and contribute to your wellbeing. Make sure you take full advantage by exploring all the options available and selecting those that work best for you. The Salary Sacrifice Schemes currently available to employees are:


Discounted Membership from Health & Fitness Providers


Simply Health

Making it easy to look after you and your family’s health

It’s important that you and your family stay healthy, now and in the future. Our health plans are there to help you do just that. Say goodbye to waiting for GP appointments, get treatment when you need it for those aches and pains and don’t delay on your regular check-ups.

Support your loved ones too

The whole family can take advantage of your health plan, with up to four children (under the ages of 18) covered free on your policy with their own benefit entitlement.

Join today

 Our health plans make it easy to get money back towards health appointments and check-ups. Take out a health plan today by calling 0330 102 5325 or visiting the website.


Grampian Credit Union

Grampian Credit Union is an independent savings and loans co-operative that provides members with ethical financial services. They are owned by their members (who live and work within Aberdeenshire, Aberdeen City & Moray) and share in their success. Members can save securely and access affordable loans.

Aberdeenshire Council offer Grampian Credit Union members as a payroll deduction which means that employees can easily join, save and make loan repayments direct from their salary.


Payroll Giving

Support your favourite charity tax-free with regular donations taken directly from your salary.

The Payroll Giving scheme allows you to support ANY charity/ies  you care about tax-free.  If you make a £5 a month donation, £5 will be deducted from your pre-tax pay and your charity will receive £5.  The actual cost to you from your take-home pay will be just £4 (or £3 if you pay high rate tax)


Microsoft Office 2016

If you have an @aberdeenshire.gov.uk email address, you can now install Microsoft Office 2016, including some Office 365 elements, free on your home pc or mac.

If you don’t have an @aberdeenshire.gov.uk email, contact sacm@Aberdeenshire.gov.uk for details of how you can access this offer in the near future.

This employee benefit is part of Aberdeenshire Councils Microsoft Enterprise Agreement and allows any staff member to install Microsoft Office 2016 onto their home pc or mac for personal use or to access work files using OneDrive and SharePoint, through Bring Your Own Device.

This offer is available to all council employees.  You will no longer have access if you leave the council permanently and you should uninstall the software before your last day of work when applicable. As this is not provided by ICT support for this installation is not via the ICT service desk/

To access this offer, when you are at your home pc or mac go to this link: https://portal.office.com/ols/mysoftware.aspx (do not click this from a work pc).

After logging in with your work email address, you can begin the download of Microsoft Office. Follow the prompts on your screen to complete the install for either pcs or macs.

Microsoft Office 2016 Installation Instructions


Vodafone mobile phone discount

We’ve partnered with Vodafone to bring an exclusive offer to you and even money off for a family member or friend. If you are looking for a new phone, or are a Vodafone customer due for an upgrade, you could get up to 15% off.

Simply apply for your discount here then use it online. Or you can go to your nearest store to sign up and get great savings on Pay monthly. Once we’ve applied your discount a £10 membership fee will be added to your first bill.

Claim your discount:

All you’ll need is a valid work email address to apply. If you don’t have a valid work email address you can take your company badge, ID or payslip to a Vodafone store near you.


Barrhead Travel

At Barrhead Travel, we help our customers plan perfect holidays, from short breaks and city stays, to far flung tailormade worldwide adventures and cruises.

Barrhead Travel is delighted to offer exclusive benefits and holiday discounts of up to 10% to employees of Aberdeenshire Council.

Benefits Include:

  • Up to 10% year-round discount on Barrhead Travel holidays
  • Up to 5% discount on ABTA Tour Operator’s package holidays & selected cruises
  • Up to two weeks FREE travel insurance*
  • Exclusive rates with over 80 foreign currencies at 0% commission
  • Regularly updated online selection of pre-discounted holidays for Aberdeenshire Council staff at staff-travel.co.uk

Claiming Your Barrhead Travel Discounts and Benefits – It Couldn’t Be Easier!

You can use the travel discount in any of Barrhead Travel’s 73 stores – just remember to state your employer at the beginning of the booking. We also have a Member Hotline: 0800 083 6612.

Every week we also update exclusive members-only offers at staff-travel.co.uk

You can opt-in to our members only e-mail alerts that include our latest holiday offers.


Enterprise

Need to hire a car?

Sometimes it’s business.

Sometimes it’s personal.

Enjoy great savings and benefits when you rent with Enterprise.

  • Pick up is free from our neighbourhood locations.
  • Choose from a great selection of cars, trucks and vans.
  • More than 400 locations in the UK with coverage throughout Europe.

Receive special discounted rates on all personal rentals wherever you need us.

To reserve call 0800 800 227 and quote customer EMPABRC or click here


Arnold Clark

20% discount on car and van hire for all employees. To book, use the code CR20 and provide proof of employment when you pick up the vehicle.


Village Spa Aberdeen

Teachers Time Out Spa Day for £49pp