Working at Lee Valley

Working at Lee Valley Regional Park

The Lee Valley Regional Park Authority (LVRPA) is at the heart of London and the Eastern Region and the emerging growth areas of Thames Gateway and the M11/Cambridge corridor. We deliver high quality recreation, sport and leisure facilities and are also working with partners to deliver a sustainable and viable legacy from the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The Authority is aspiring to become an 'employer of choice' and promotes equality of opportunity for all. The Human Resources Team provides proactive, business-led, innovative HR solutions which cover all elements of the employee lifecycle and recognises that the organisation achieves success through its people.

We employ approximately 200 employees and offer careers across a wide range of fields, from Park Rangers to Horse Riding Instructors, Campsite Wardens and office-based employees.

The Authority provides a comprehensive Employee Benefits Package which includes flexible benefits, flexible working arrangements and training and development opportunities for all.

Flexible Benefits Package

Everyone is different and we all have differing needs so LVRPA offer flexible benefits to provide you with more choice in what you receive. The benefits you can choose from are as follows:

  • Extended Leave
  • Emergency leave
  • Carers Leave
  • Child Care Vouchers
  • Staff Discounts
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Dental Plan
  • Annual Health Screening
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Final Salary Pension Scheme

New Ways of Working

All our employees are entitled to request and agree with their line manager, their own personal pattern of work. As long as our employees are able to do their job effectively, within the constraints of the business, and it has no negative impact on other employees, any change in their working time will be considered. In some jobs it is possible to get the work done at virtually any time, whilst for others the work may have to fit into a strict timetable in order to meet customer needs.

Equal Opportunities

The Authority is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to opposing all forms of discrimination in the workplace. The Authority will not tolerate discrimination based upon age, creed, disability, marital status, race (which means colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origins), sex discrimination or sexual orientation. The aim of this policy is to ensure that all employees know that they are able to work in an environment that is free from discrimination and they are able to achieve their full potential in their job. The Authority will make decisions without reference to discriminatory criteria. Whilst the Directors of the Authority and the Human Resources section have overall responsibility for the effective operation and review of this Policy, all members of employees must be aware of the policy and should abide by its terms at all times.

The Authority recognises that employees are a major asset and will strive to ensure that no job applicant or employee is treated unfairly in all employment matters regardless of their age, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, sex or marital status or disability. In addition, any condition or requirement will be removed which cannot be justified and which places a potential applicant or employee at a disadvantage or has adverse effects on members of a particular group. This policy applies to all employment matters including recruitment, promotion, transfer, training, grievance and disciplinary procedures, the application of employee benefits and to all terms and conditions of employment.

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