Every employee will receive 25 days paid annual leave, rising by 1 day for each complete year of service to a maximum of 30 days.
Staff can request to purchase additional leave up to the equivalent of 1 full-working week per year.
We do all we can to encourage a healthy work-life balance. We operate a discretionary non-contractual flexi-working scheme as well as a time-off-in-lieu system.
Where appropriate and in agreement with your line-manager, there may be opportunities for you to work from home.
We invest significantly in training and give our employees chance to request training that might support their future career opportunities or broaden their role. Staff also have unlimited access to our e-Learning platform with hundreds of online courses available on a wide range of topics.
Staff undertaking approved training courses may be eligible for up to 5 days study leave in any 12 months to study for exams.
We offer a salary-sacrifice scheme for childcare vouchers.
We offer a salary-sacrifice scheme for bicycle purchase
Designated managers are paid the on-call payment, payable one month in arrears.
We offer enhanced company sick pay of up to 8 weeks full pay after 12 months service.
We pay mileage expenses at a rate of 45p per mile.
We will pay one professional membership, relevant to the job role, per person.
Enjoy over 4000 discount offers available to you and your family with your HealthShield cash plan, including discounts and cashback deals on food shopping, holidays, restaurants, gym memberships, spa days and entertainment.
We offer free parking at our projects, schemes and at Head Office.
We are a member of the Social Housing Pension Scheme which is managed by the Pensions Trust. All staff are eligible to join the scheme which is currently a defined contribution scheme.
Staff who join the pension scheme will be covered for death-in-service, which is three times the annual salary as a lump sum together with survivor’s pension and children’s pension where appropriate.
We offer free tea and coffee facilities to all staff.
Free, unlimited access to the gym at Head Office is available to all staff.
We provide each employee with a Healthshield cash plan, giving you cashback for dental, optical, chiropody, hospital consultations, health and wellbeing treatments, dental accident, physiotherapy, chiropractic, osteopathy, acupuncture and homeopathy.
Through Healthshield, you will have access to an Employee Assistance Programme, 24/7 counselling and support line, 24/7 GP helpline and private prescription service and online health assessments.
Our employees are entitled to take up 26 weeks ordinary maternity leave and up to 26 weeks additional maternity leave, regardless of the numbers of hours they work or their length of service.
Employees entitled to paternity leave may choose to take either one or two weeks consecutive leave.
If the employee has worked for over 26 weeks with us, they are entitled to shared parental leave, enabling parents to choose how to share care of their child during the first year of birth.
To acknowledge and thank staff for long service we award vouchers for each 5 years of service, increasing in increments of £25.
Those who go above and beyond their duties may be nominated for an award by their colleagues. This result in special recognition and a gift voucher of choice.