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 glorious surroundings, our friendly offices are a stone’s throw from the A1, on the bus route from Peterborough city centre and on the Peterborough green wheel of cycling lanes.
On site we have free undercover parking, a restaurant and a coffee shop.
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.
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. Where possible, job opportunities are posted internally and internal applicants given priority. 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.