Hours and leave
For a full-time role, employees will normally work a five-day week of 35 hours.
Annual leave of 26 days, rising to 31 days after five years’ service, plus statutory holidays and 1.5 ‘privilege days’ each year.
Hours for part-time posts will be pro-rata based on a 35-hour (net) working week. Annual leave and entitlement to bank holidays are also calculated on pro-rata basis.
We offer a range of flexible working options, from compressed hours, home-working to part time hours and job shares.
We offer a range of flexible options regarding parental and adoption leave, including enhanced parental leave.
We offer access to a wide range of training opportunities including workshops and e-learning delivered in-house, as well as opportunities for external learning.
We offer the following pension options:
- Alpha under the Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme (PCSPS)
- Partnership Pension Account.
More information on these options is provided on appointment.
An interest-free advance is offered to all members of staff who have completed their probationary period to cover the cost of an annual season ticket, purchase of a bicycle or a deposit on a new home.
The sum advanced will be repaid by regular deduction from salary.
Cycle to Work scheme
As part of the government’s Cycle to Work scheme, we can hire out bicycles and cyclists' safety equipment to employees as a tax-free benefit. Our Cycle to Work scheme offers bikes up to £5000 or £500 for employees on a fixed term contract.
Gym membership and health screening
After three months' service we will offer up to £50 per month (paid through payroll and taxable) for gym membership. After one year's service there is also the option of a health screen provided by Nuffield Proactive Health.
Benenden Healthcare can offer affordable healthcare benefits which work alongside and not in competition with the NHS. It is a low-cost, high-benefit plan which offers a flexible range of treatment for employees and their nominated relatives.
Employee Assistance Programme
Workplace wellness provides a confidential 24-hour telephone helpline, 365 days a year. It is provided by trained counsellors who can help individuals deal with a range of problems which may affect their personal lives or their performance at work.
Tax Free Childcare provides parents and carers with up to £500 every three months (£2,000 a year) for each child to help with the costs of childcare. The government will pay £2 for every £8 you pay your childcare provider.
Employees are entitled to seven hours of volunteering time each year, to contribute to their local community.