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Staff benefits

Employee benefits

Salary

We are committed to equal pay for work of equal value. All roles are given a specific grade that corresponds to a clear pay structure. These benefit from annual salary reviews.

Employees can expect regular 1-2-1s and appraisals, development plans and a supportive Management Team.

Progression within the organisation is actively encouraged and we regularly offer secondments to up-skill people both personally and professionally.

Pension

Our employees have access to the nationally agreed Local Government Pension Scheme. Employees contribute between 5.5% and 12.5%, dependent on annual salary, and every three years an independent review is undertaken to calculate how much we as an employer should contribute to the scheme - this currently sits at 16%!

 

Healthcare

Westfield Health offers a health cash plan which can help to cover the costs on dental, optical and new medical conditions not only for yourself, but your family as well. there are several different levels of membership starting from as little as 63p per day!

Getting flu in the run up to Christmas is something many of us have had to suffer - but the free annual flu vaccinations we offer help our employees stay fit and well!

 

Travel

We will pay the upfront costs for annual travel passes so that our employees can make smaller monthly payments but benefit from the annual cost savings.

We'll pay for Robin Hood, NCT Buses, Trent Barton, Tram2Work and East Midlands Trains passes, and will then make monthly salary deductions, meaning employees can avoid having to pay hefty upfront costs for annual passes.

Up to 40 days' annual leave per year

We know that sometimes it can be difficult to balance all of the pressures of everyday life, be it a hectic home life, children to think about, or simply not enough hours in the day. Our employees get a minimum of 25 days annual leave each year (pro-rata for part time employees) plus bank holidays, but annual leave entitlement increases in line with length of service as well as in line with the level of role within the organisation.

And it doesn't stop there! With our new HolidayPlus scheme, employees can buy up to 10 days' additional annual leave to top up holidays.

Personal Welfare

We know that sometimes things can get a bit too much for all of us, and sometimes all that's needed is someone to listen - which is why we have a free, confidential and impartial advice service for both work and personal/home life issues.

As part of this service, employees may also be entitled to up to six counselling sessions with a helpline that is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Childcare vouchers

For a flexible way to pay for childcare needs, employees can make use of the Childcare Voucher scheme that offers parents employed by us the opportunity to save up to £1,196 per year on childcare (subject to individual circumstances) by requesting up to £243 per month in vouchers.

Get fit cycling to work and save £££

Employees can buy a bike through our Cycle2Work scheme and save up to £320 on new bike equipment - and if cycling to work doesn't sound like your idea of fun, don't worry, you don't have actually have to use the bike to cycle to work to take part in the offer.

Lifestyle benefits

We offer a wide variety of lifestyle benefits including discounts at restaurants, on cinema tickets, holiday bookings, reloadable cards, high street shopping vouchers and much more!

Flexible working

We are proud of our flexible working policy and encourage employees to work flexibly in order to ensure the best use of time for both the business and to encourage a healthy work-life balance for our staff.

Looking after your family

Employees who are in the pension scheme are also entitled to a 'Death in Service' grant. This could entitle family members to up to three times an employee's pensionable salary if they were to pass away - looking after employees and their families is high on our priority list.

Relocation, relocation, relocation!

We appreciate that in order to start your ideal role with us, you may want to move closer to Nottingham - we can help with generous relocation packages, dependant on circumstances.

Discounted gym membership

Discounts of up to 50% at Nottingham City leisure centres, as well as a discount of 20% at the Portland Centre Gym in West Bridgford.

Leisure days

Need a day off at short notice? Not a problem! We appreciate that sometimes there are times when having to book annual leave weeks in advance won't work, whether it be help with childcare issues, emergencies or for when someone just really needs a day off at the last minute - employees can book up to two days' annual leave at short notice.

Modern offices - a great place to work!

We are constantly looking at how we can improve our working environment and one way we achieve this is by modernising and improving our offices on a regular basis to ensure they are open, airy and pleasant places for all.

Social activities and diversity in the workplace

Hiking, wine tasting, bake sales and football matches are just a few examples of the activities we actively encourage our employees to get involved with. Along with equality and diversity forums and paid time off for volunteering, we want our workforce to be active in the community and we are always looking for new ideas for fundraising for our Charity of the Year.