We want all our employees to feel valued and engaged, and are committed to offering a positive working culture along with a good work-life balance. As well as ensuring we pay our employees fairly, we offer the following benefits:
Set in the city centre, a short walk from the bus and train station, with direct services from Cambridge, Norwich, Birmingham, Leicester, Leeds, Liverpool, York, Newcastle and Edinburgh. London King’s Cross is just 45 minutes away.
The building is adjacent to the A15, just a few minutes from the A1 and direct connections to the national road network. Cyclists also benefit from Peterborough’s Green Wheel, a network of routes in and around the city, providing safe links to all areas.
Flexible working hours with start and finish times around core hours of 9.30-4.30.
All full-time employees start with paid bank holidays plus another 25 days' holiday, increasing with every year of service to a maximum of 30. This is calculated on a pro rata basis for part time employees. Employees have the option to “sell” up to one-week annual leave, in a pre-set window prior to the start of the holiday year.
We comply fully with all legislation with relation to maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave.
Charity sickness benefit is available once an employee has worked with us for three months and equates to two weeks' full pay, two weeks' half pay in any rolling 52 week period. After one year’s service, this rises to four weeks' full pay and four weeks' half pay, and after two years to eight weeks' full pay and eight weeks' half pay.
DEATH IN SERVICE
Covers all employees after three months’ service, whether on permanent or fixed-term contract, and pays four times salary in the event of death while employed. The cover is provided up to your 65th birthday or the state pensionable age, whichever is greater.
EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMME
A confidential email or phone line available to all employees who need support, advice or counselling with respect to work and non-work related issues.
The charity makes a generous contribution of 6% to a group pension plan. Employees will need to contribute a minimum of 2%, to meet the current pension regulations. All employees are enrolled in the pension scheme as soon as they join the charity, regardless of their salary levels, whether they are on a permanent or fixed-term contract.
BIKE LOAN SCHEME
We offer an interest free loan for employees who wish to purchase a bicycle, whether for travel to and from work or to enter an event for the charity.
Through a salary sacrifice scheme, we offer a tax efficient way of purchasing a bicycle, for travel to and from work, where the cost is paid over 12 months.
We offer to cover the cost for eye tests and help towards glasses where these are required for computer work (in line with legislation).
LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT
We offer a variety of webinars and training courses so that employees can develop and reach their full potential. There are regular sessions for knowledge sharing across the charity and opportunities to get involved in events, research visits and volunteering activities.
Our social committee arranges a variety of activites for staff to get involved in.
All employees can take advantage of free access to discounted Cards and Vouchers for top retailers.
INEREST FREE LOAN
We offer an interest free loan scheme for all staff. Employees can borrow up to £1,000, which will be deducted over a 12-month period from your net salary (similar to a season ticket loan), but without the need to specify what the loan is for.