Staff discounts and benefits

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

f you are aware of other local offers available for county council staff please email hradvicedesk@oxfordshire.gov.uk so that they can be verified and added to this page.

You can also join the Staff benefits and discounts group on Yammer to stay up to date with the latest offers including short-term deals.

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County Council do not endorse any of the companies on this page and are not responsible if the offer has been withdrawn at the time of purchase*.

Restaurants/Cafes/Pubs

Cafe Loco

85/87 St Aldates, Oxford

  • 10 percent off anything purchased at Cafe Loco.
  • Your OCC ID card must be shown at time of purchase.

Art Cafe

Bonn Square, Oxford

  • 10 percent off all food and drink for both eat in and take-away.
  • 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.

The Castle Oxford

http://thecastleoxford.co.uk/

25 percent off food - available all day, every day.

They only serve food at certain times so worth checking the website for details.

This offer is available to each OCC employee who shows their ID badge (so you can't have one badge and get discount across whole table).

Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. 

The Cinnamon Stick in Middle Barton

10 percent off entire bill (food and drinks) - available Monday - Thursdays (except Bank Holidays)

Your OCC ID badge must be shown.

Other restrictions:

  • This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.
  • The discount does not apply if only drinks are purchased, it must be food and drink purchased for the 10 percent discount to apply.

Leisure centres and Gyms

Buzz Gym

No joining fee for OCC employees. Visit www.buzzgym.co.uk

Anytime Fitness Abingdon and Headington

OCC staff can benefit from corporate membership, currently £35.10 per month.  Simply take a form of Council ID with you when joining. Staff can also access a free trial day at the Abingdon club, for more info or to book a space email abingdon@anytimefitness.co.uk

Membership includes 24-hour access to the Abingdon or Headington club or any other Anytime Fitness club in the world.

Visit www.anytimefitness.co.uk

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 your vectis discount card.

Better Leisure Centre Gyms

All Inclusive (West Ox)

- Inclusive access to the gym, fitness classes and swimming

- Up to 30% off non member prices for any other activities and facilities

- 7 days in advance booking via our Better UK App

- Benefits include access to all Better centres within West Oxfordshire - https://www.better.org.uk/leisure-centre/west-oxfordshire Bartholomew Sports Centre, Eynsham, Carterton Leisure Centre, Chipping Norton Leisure Centre, Windrush Leisure Centre, Witney

Corporate direct debit rate £46.20/month or annually £497.34 per year (save £55.26 - price includes saving)

All Inclusive (South Ox)

- Inclusive access to the gym, fitness classes and swimming

- Up to 30% discount off non member prices on other activities

- 7 days in advance booking via our Better UK App

- Benefits include access to all Better centres within South Oxfordshire & Vale of White Horse - https://www.better.org.uk/leisure-centre/south-oxfordshire Abbey Sports Centre, Berinsfield, Didcot Wave Leisure Centre, Henley Leisure Centre, Park Sports Centre, Wheatley, Thame Leisure Centre

https://www.better.org.uk/leisure-centre/vale-of-white-horse Faringdon Leisure Centre, Wantage Leisure Centre, White Horse Leisure and Tennis Centre

Corporate direct debit rate £46.05/month or annually £497.34 per year (save £55.26 - price includes saving)

Additional information

Unfortunately some of our facilities & products remain closed due to Covid-19, news on reopening can be found via www.better.org.uk/coronavirus . Please note access will only be available by booking sessions online BEFORE you visit any centres.

Staff can join online please see below joining details:

Employee chooses their preferred location and Better Leisure Centre from the website: https://join.better.org.uk/signup/

  • Employee clicks join now on chosen Better Centre in either West or South Oxfordshire
  • Employee clicks the corporate tab and selects either West Oxfordshire District Council or South Oxfordshire District Council from employer drop down list
  • Employee selects membership type (All Inclusive) and clicks continue
  • Employee enters their personal details, card details for initial payment and bank details to set up direct debit
  • Membership application is approved once payment has been made
  • Employee receives email confirmation and will be asked to upload form of corporate ID/proof they work for Oxfordshire Council.

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.

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

Contact www.fusion-lifestyle.com.

Witney Lakes Resort

OCC staff can benefit from the following corporate membership rates:

  • Health Club Membership £76 per month per person - unlimited 7-day usage 
  • Resort Membership £100 per month per person - including unlimited 7-day Health and Golf Club usage. No Joining Fee.

Call 01993 893001 or visit Witney Lakes Resort

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.

No Strings Badminton

No Strings Badminton is a fun and friendly badminton opportunity for adult casual players. The sessions are all about game play and each one is led by a No Strings Badminton Coordinator to welcome players, rotate games and offer hints and tips to those who it. We have No Strings Badminton sessions at the following sites:

  • Bicester Leisure Centre
  • Kidlington Leisure Centre
  • Ferry Leisure Centre
  • Blackbird Leys Leisure Centre
  • Abbey Sports Centre
  • Henley Leisure Centre

Check out No Strings Badminton and type in your postcode to find the details for your nearest session.

Arts/Entertainment/Days out

Blenhiem Palace

  • 30 percent off entry tickets, valid for individual and family tickets with code OCCBP30.
  • Please note you must book tickets online and ensure you have your OCC ID badge when you attend. You cannot use this code during the Christmas at Blenheim period, although if you already have an annual pass then you can use that over the Christmas period.

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.
www.themillartscentre.co.uk

Experience Oxfordshire

Check out some amazing offers through Experience Oxfordshire - Perks for Parnters, including 25% off of Oxford Official Walking Tours, 20% discount on food at The Alchemist, 2 for 1 entry at Cogges Manor Farm and loads more!

To access the offers, follow this link Perks for Partners – Experience Oxfordshire and use the password EOPerks%21

Health and beauty

McTimoney College of Chiropractic

McTimoney College in Abingdon run a community clinic offering quality, chiropractic care by supervised master’s level interns. They can help manage a range of conditions including back and neck pain, headaches and sports injuries.

They are open six days a week including evenings until 9pm and there is plenty of parking available.

As an employee of Oxfordshire County Council you can get a further discount on top of the already subsidised prices:

  • Initial consultation: £25 (normal price £30)
  • First adjustment session: £15 (normal price £20)
  • Follow up session: £25 (normal price £29)

Free spine health checks are also available if you are unsure whether chiropractic can help you, or to find out more.

Contact the Reception Team to book by calling 01235 523 336 and let them know that you are employed by the council. Your council ID will be required on arrival.

Optimum Body

Optimum Body provides professional soft tissue therapy/sport massage at a discounted price to OCC staff. An hour treatment will be £40 (normally £45) and the first appointment includes a free 15 minute postural assessment and medical history. Please advise you are an OCC employee at booking, and show your ID badge at your appointment.

Visit www.obsportsmassage.com for more information

Neal's Yard Remedies

56 High Street, Oxford

15 percent off all products.

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.

Studio E

489 Marston Road, Oxford, OX3 0JQ

10 percent off (Monday – Friday)

Please advise you are an OCC employee when booking and show your ID badge at your appointment.

Electric Hairdressing

34 St Ebbes St, Oxford, OX1 1PU

20 percent corporate discount. 

For full details and to book your next appointment please call 01865 790440 or email oxford@electric-hair.com and quote 'ELECTRICOXFORD20'.

Mobile phones

Mobile phone discounts and perks from O2

Council employees can get up to 25% off the O2 Refresh Airtime Plan with O2 Open. And it’s not just for your mobile – you can save the same on your tablet or mobile broadband device too. The detail:

  • 25% off Airtime Plans with 3GB data and above
  • 15% off Airtime Plans below 3GB

You can apply for two discounts at any one time, for example, one on the Airtime Plan of a qualifying O2 Refresh phone contract, and one on the Airtime Plan of a qualifying Refresh tablet or mobile broadband contract.

O2 Open customers also get access to Gurus (techies who know their stuff) for advice. 20% off accessories like fitness trackers, smartwatches and headphones in any O2  shop and with Priority, free coffee and tickets to gigs 48 hours before the rush.

How to get it

Sign up for the benefits at https://www.o2.co.uk/open and enter the O2 Open code: OXCC1

To help you on your way, O2 can be contacted Monday to Saturday for purchases, answering questions and help to redeem the discount. They are also available via virtual events at which they explain their offers, by phone and email at:

Mobile phone insurance

10% discount on mobile phone and gadget insurance through Oxford-based company Tinhat. Click through here and apply the voucher code OXFORDCC10 during checkout.

Holidays

Novasol

10 per cent off holiday homes. Find your holiday villa, apartment or cottage at www.novasol.co.uk Call Novasol on 0333 012 4925 and book your holiday home by mentioning the following details: 10% discount code: 2048915.

Travel

Easit discounts

Easit www.easit.org.uk is a provider of travel discounts which can support council staff in their travel and transport needs, focusing on encouraging alternative and sustainable transport. As an easitOXFORD member, you can take advantage of a variety of discounts, save money, get fit and help the environment too.

Participation in some of the easitDISCOUNTS will require an easitCARD - these cost £5.05 and can be purchased on-line after registering. Below are the current travel discounts available to members:

Trains

Bikes and mopeds

  • Discounts with Halfords, Walton Street Cycles, Bainton Bike Hire & Brompton Bike Hire
  • 25% discount with EcoMove Smart Electric Mopeds

Buses

  • Free 2-week ‘Taster’ bus tickets with Arriva buses on Route 280 between Aylesbury and Oxford
  • Free 1-week Megarider Gold tickets with Stagecoach

Cars

  • Sharing your journey to work has never been easier with easitSHARE
  • Savings on car hire with Enterprise Car Club and Co-wheels Car Club - free membership worth £25
  • £50 discount on installation of EO Home Electric Charging Units

Full details for all initiatives are available by registering online at www.easit.org.uk

Once registered please…

• Click on the ‘Dashboard’ button at the top of the page

• Click on the ‘Your Initiatives/Discount’ button

• Select the discount you are interested in and follow the instructions!

Click the FAQ button also available if you have any further questions: https://www.easit.org.uk/faq

Enterprise Car Rental 

5% discount for OCC

Please find below a link that has been created for OCC staff to benefit from a 5% discount on standard retail pricing. Just click the link and it will take you through to make the booking. This will apply on any booking at any Enterprise rental site throughout the UK.

Book directly with the OCC discount.

North Oxford Mini

The following discounts are available at North Oxford MINI:

  • MINI Electric – 3% reduction
  • MINI One – 5% reduction
  • MINI Cooper – 6% reduction
  • MINI PHEV Countryman – 6% reduction
  • MINI Cooper S – 7% reduction
  • JCW MINI – 7% reduction

Simply show your work ID badge or payslip to get the discount.

These discounts are available on new MINI only, however quarterly campaigns may occasionally allow further discounts to be applied.

Email the Brand Manager, Nathan King on nathan.king@oxfordmini.co.uk to find out more and arrange an appointment or visit North Oxford Mini, Main Road, Long Hanborough, Oxford, OX29 8LA or call 01865 319099

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 https://www.onestopworldwide.com/secure/QuickQuotePage.php?dc=DISC125574 and enter discount code DISC-125574

Other

uOpen

uOpen.com

Use the code  STAFF10 to claim a 10% discount off ANY one-off box or monthly subscription at uOpen.com, the UK subscription box marketplace

Magazine.co.uk

https://www.magazine.co.uk/

The UK's Leading magazine subscriptions website. Huge variety of magazine subscription offers and magazine gift subscriptions for every interest or hobby. You can get 5% off with discount code STAFF5.

Discount Terms : Discount code redeemable against credit card magazine subscriptions only. Excludes all direct debit subscriptions and single issue orders. Discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotional offer.

Pocketmags.com

https://pocketmags.com/
Pocketmags.com has the largest selection of niche print and digital magazines in the world, as well as online magazines from the big name publishers. You can get 5% off with discount code STAFF5.

Discount Terms : Discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotional offer.