Full-time staff work 37.5 hours per week.

Agile working

Employees can work away from their office location, vary working hours and days in a way that enables them to achieve their best performance. Agile working is a style of working; there is no automatic right for employees to work in this way and it is not a contractual right. Core hours are 10 am – 4 pm Monday to Friday, unless otherwise agreed.

Pay date

Paid monthly in arrears on or near to the 24th of the month.

Probationary period

All positions are subject to a satisfactory probationary period of 6 months, which includes a formal 3 month review meeting.

Annual leave

28 days per annum for all full-time staff plus public holidays.
Leave year runs from 1 April - 31 March.

Pension scheme

Employees are auto-enrolled into our contributory Group Personal Pension scheme after 2 full months’ service. Staff can elect to join from the start of their employment or opt out of the scheme.

  • If you pay 3%, we will pay 5%
  • If you pay 4%, we will pay 6%
  • If you pay 5%, we will pay 7%

Sick Pay

Up to 2 weeks’ full pay during your probationary period, rising to up to for 4 weeks’ full pay and 9 weeks’ half pay over a 12 month rolling period.

Life Assurance/Group Income Protection Schemes

We currently provide non-contractual Group Life Assurance (3 times your basic annual salary) and Group Income Protection Plans (75% of normal income prior to incapacity less employment and support allowances should you be unable to work for over 13 weeks).

Cycle to Work Scheme

The cycle to work scheme allows you to purchase a bike through the charity up to the value of £1,000. 

Season Ticket Loan

This interest free travel loan enables you to buy an annual season ticket and repay it over 6 or 12 months.

Childcare Voucher Scheme

This salary sacrifice scheme is a way of converting part of your gross salary into vouchers to help pay for your childcare, e.g, nursery, school or holiday club.

EAP 24 hour advice line

A free 24 hour confidential telephone counselling service available 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Available to your spouse/partner and children under the age of 21 living at home.

Staff Benefits Portal

Choose your own benefits, from subsidised gym membership, shopping discounts, cheaper tickets to the cinema and theatre, and a host of other money-saving deals. Staff have saved on average 8%.

Learning & Development

All staff have access to online training - from basic IT skills to professional development - as well as internal and external learning and development opportunities.