Staff discounts and benefits

These include, discount scheme, childcare vouchers and long service awards

Local discounts

This is a small selection of local discounts available to staff. If you are aware of other local offers available for county council staff please email so that they can be verified and added to this page.

Please note: Oxfordshire County Council do not endorse any of the companies on this page and are not responsible if the offer has been withdrawn at the time of purchase.


Goujon Monkey

Goujon Monkey is Oxford's premier traditional fish and chip wedding, event and street food caterer.

10% discount on private event catering booked by OCC employees (ID card must be shown).

Please visit our website for more details or email us at for a quote.

Pizza Express - Oxford Castle

20 percent off food and drink - available every day. Note that the discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.

Your OCC ID card must be shown at point of purchase.

Malmaison Hotel - Oxford Castle

Free glass of wine per person when dining before 7pm. Available at all times, (subject to availability).

20 percent off the food bill when dining from the a la carte menu. Available Mon – Thur, max. tables of 4 (subject to availability).

2-4-1 on Sunday Brunch. Served Sundays 12pm–4pm, max. tables of 4 (subject to availability).

Fizzy Friday in the cocktail bar. A further 20 percent discount on all cocktails.

All of the Brasserie offers need to be booked in advance.
Tel. 084469 30659.
Your OCC ID badge or payslip must be shown when settling the bill.

Leisure centres

Oxford Lifestyle Centre

OCC employees can get gym membership for only £24.99 per month with no commitment to an annual contract. The Oxford Lifestyle Centre is a new purpose built £6m centre featuring a great gym, hair and beauty salons, event and room hire facilities and a cafe, all in the heart of Oxford. To get the discount gym membership simply show a recent payslip or ID badge.

Better Gyms (South and West Oxfordshire)

Employees of OCC are entitled to a full peak membership for £38.50 per month or an annual price of £385 - 12 months for the price of 10. This membership includes:

  • Full use of the gym with no time restrictions. Opening times vary depending on centre. Please see website for up to date opening times.
  • Free swimming in public sessions.
  • Free classes such as body combat and zumba
  • Discount on courses.
  • Online booking for classes up to seven days in advance.
  • Sauna and steam at Henley LC.

You can join at any of the following centres using the OCC discount:

South Oxfordshire:

  • Thame Leisure centre
  • Abbey Sports Centre - Berinsfield
  • Didcot Leisure Centre
  • Didcot Wave
  • Henley Leisure Centre
  • The Park Sports Centre - Wheatley
  • Riverside Park & Pools - Wallingford

West Oxfordshire:

  • Bartholomew Sports Centre - Eynsham
  • Carterton Leisure Centre
  • Carterton Pavilion
  • Chipping Norton Leisure Centre
  • Windrush Leisure Centre - Witney

When you join a centre you can only use the centres within that contract.

You need to bring either an OCC ID card, or a pay slip to prove you are eligible for the discount.

Visit the Better website for more information

Expressions Fitness Centres

Council staff can make use of discounted membership at the following leisure centres in Oxfordshire:

Membership includes the following (dependent on facilities available at individual centres):

  • Unlimited use of the gym
  • Full induction and one to one sessions to set up a personalised program
  • Unlimited group fitness classes
  • Use of the swimming pools, sauna, steam room and spa
  • Free off peak (Mon to Fri, 9am - 4.30pm) and weekend (all times) squash, badminton and table tennis
  • No long-term contract, two months' direct debit notice to cancel
  • No joining fees

All the above is available for the corporate rate of £37 per month on a direct debit contract. Take proof of your employment when you join, e.g. a pay slip print out.

Visit the websites above to contact the centres to arrange an appointment to have a look around or join up.

White Horse Leisure and Tennis Centre

Council staff can benefit from corporate rate membership as follows:

  • £37 monthly by direct debit plus £20 start-up fee
  • £370 for 12 months (2 months free inclusive) plus £20 start-up fee

You need to show a print out of your pay slip or your ID card as proof of employment.

Visit the White Horse Leisure and Tennis Centre site for more details or call 01235 540700.

Fusion Leisure Centres (Oxford City)

A discount of 10 percent off annual memberships is available for Oxfordshire County Council employees at all Fusion Leisure Centres. To claim this discount, contact your local centre and take along a recent pay slip or ID badge.

The discount is available at the following centres in Oxford:

  • Barton Leisure Centre
  • Blackbird Leys Leisure Centre
  • Blackbird Leys Swimming Pool
  • Ferry Leisure Centre
  • Hinksey Heated Outdoor Pool
  • Oxford Ice Rink
  • Temple Cowley Pools and Fitness Centre


GO Active

GO Active is a community project which aims to get more adults active across Oxfordshire by making sport and exercise fun and accessible. They help more adults lead active lifestyles by letting them know about all the different activities going on as well as helping to bring new activities to their community and workplaces.

As our daily lives become busier and under growing pressure to fit more into each waking hour, getting and staying active has become increasingly difficult. To search for activities visit GO Active.


The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury

Save a fantastic 10 percent on Mill's classes and workshops (*room hires not included).
Mill Arts Centre, Spiceball Park, Banbury, Oxon, OX16 5QE
Contact The Mill box office 01295 279002 and quote OCC for your 10 percent discount.

Health and beauty

Invitation to Idlewild (formerly Philosophy Salon)

Oxford, Abingdon & Witney

Registration is open Until 17 June, 2016.

Enjoy £300 worth of pampering for just £60

All OCC staff and family can experience 80% off on the following selection of treatments to use over the next four months at Idlewild for just £60 (Usually £300)

Visit A - The Hair Cut- Deep Cleansing Shampoo & Conditioner, Designer Cut & Blow-dry

Visit B - The Style- Reconstructive Hair Treatment, Scalp Massage, Shampoo & Hair Styled for Event

Visit C - The Colour- Half Head of Highlights OR Full Head of Permanent Colour OR Conditioning Gloss Treatment

To take up this offer enter the code PAMPER01 or phone the head office on 020 7092 9188. Once registered for an invitation you have four months to use the visits. If there are any questions feel free to give our office a call on 020 7092 9188.

Please Note: Deferred payment options available to pay on payday. Invitations can be purchased for up to 3 friends or family members. Available to those who have not visited the salon in the past 12 months.

Neal's Yard Remedies

56 High Street, Oxford

15 percent off all products and therepies.

Your ID card must be shown at point of purchase.

TwentyTen Hair & Beauty Salon

11c New Road, Oxford OX1 1LT
20 percent off bill Monday - Thursday
Tel: 01865 722555

Your ID card must be shown at point of purchase.

Sirene Hair Studio

63 Belsyre Court, Woodstock Road, Oxford

Deluxe Gift Certificate, limited offer!!

See full information (pdf format, 266Kb)

Storage and shipping

10% discount at One Stop Worldwide - a national storage and shipping company specialising in UK relocation services, international relocation services, and personal storage. Visit One Stop Worldwide and enter discount code DISC-125574.


Mobile phones


If you're new to Vodafone or an existing customer eligible for an upgrade, here are some exclusive offers for Oxfordshire County Council staff:

  • Save 30% on pay monthly SIM only bundles (12 month only)
  • Save 15% on all other pay monthly bundles bought with a phone, iPad or tablet (24 month only)

A £10 membeship fee will also apply for each connection.

Up to five family members can also benefit from this offer.

How to get the discount

Go to to get your unique discount code and enter it into the voucher code box when you checkout online. Your discount will be applied immediately.

If you’d rather not buy or upgrade online or if you do not have a valid OCC email address (i.e. one ending in you can:

  • visit your nearest Vodafone store with a recent payslip or OCC ID badge to get set up with your new device and apply your discount.
  • or call us on 08080 0220 058 to buy or upgrade, then go to to complete the online form with a valid work email address to apply for your discount.

You will need to apply your discount within 30 days of getting your new or upgraded device. If you upgrade, change your bundle or mobile number, you will need to re-apply for your discount within 30 days.

To apply for discount on behalf of family and friends, simply follow the same steps above.


To get your bike (and accessories) this way, all you need to do is show some valid County Council ID when you are buying the bike. This could be a recent pay slip or your ID badge.


Behind Bars Cycle Shop

Coxeter House
Tannery Court
Ock Street
OX14 5AJ

Tel: 01235 535624

Discount cannot be used with any other offer or on Cycle2Work purchases

  • 10% off all new cycles
  • 10% off all cycle accessories

Pedal Power Cycles

92 Vineyard
OX14 3PB

Tel: 01235 525123

  • 5% off new bikes
  • 10% off all parts and accessories
  • Excludes cycle repairs and servicing


Giles Sports, Toys and Cycles

1 Alvescot Road
OX18 3JL

Tel: 01993 842395

  • 10% off all new cycles
  • 10% off all cycle accessories


Mountain Mania Cycles

62 Wantage Road
OX11 0BY

Tel: 01235 759 366

  • 5% off all new cycles
  • 10% off all cycle accessories


Bainton Bikes Limited

Operating from Walton Street Cycles
78 Walton Street

Tel: 01865 514 025

  • 10% off bicycle hire
  • 10% off cycle tours

Beeline Bicycles

205 Cowley Road

Tel: 01865 246615

For OCC employees Beeline offer the following discounts, please note these discounts cannot be used in conjunction with any other sales promotion or the Cycle2Work scheme

  • Bikes 10%
  • Parts & Accessories 10%

Beeline Bicycles Road Shop

40 Cowley Road

Tel: 01865 203123

For OCC employees Beeline offer the following discounts, please note these discounts cannot be used in conjunction with any other sales promotion or the Cycle2Work scheme

  • Bikes 10%
  • Parts & Accessories 10%

Bike Zone

28-32 St. Michaels Street

Tel: 01865 728877

  • 10% off all new cycles
  • 10% off all cycle accessories
  • 10% off repairs (non-term time)
  • Option to sign up to free loyalty card that provides increased discount

NB Cannot offer new bike discount on pashley/surly bikes or already discounted models.

Cycle King

128-130 Cowley Road

Tel: 01865 728262

  • 5% off all cycles
  • 10% off all cycle accessories

Summertown Cycles

200-202 Banbury Road

Tel: 01865 316885

  • 10% off all new cycles
  • 10% off all cycle accessories
  • Option to sign up to free loyalty card which offers increased discount

The Electric Transport Shop

125 Magdalen Road

Tel: 01865 243937

  • 5% off all new electric bicycles plus free lock or lights and a free service (within 1 year)

​Walton Street Cycles

78 Walton Street

Shop Tel: 01865 311610
Workshop Tel: 01865 310625

  • 10% off all new cycles
  • 10% off all cycle accessories
  • 10% off repairs


Botley Road Cycles
63 Botley Road
Oxford OX2 0BS

Tel 01865 723100

  • 5% off all cycle accessories


Rides on Air

11 St Martin St
OX10 0AL

Tel: 01491 836289

  • 5% off cycles and
  • 10% off parts and accessories


Dentons (Witney)

1 High Street
OX28 6HW

Tel: 01993 704979

  • 10% off all new cycles
  • 15% off all cycle accessories
  • 20% off servicing


Oxfordshire County Council does not endorse or recommend any organisations and the products or services displayed on the staff benefits website. Organisations are responsible for the products or services offered by them. Benefits and discounts relating to the products or services on the website are offered on an ‘as available’ basis and are subject to change. It is recommended that you check with the relevant organisations, the details of all products, services, benefits and discounts offered prior to entering into any transaction. Transactions in respect of the products or services (and any benefits or discounts) are between the organisation and you.