We offer our colleagues a range of benefits in addition to a competitive salary. You can download a summary of the range of additional benefits, which include:
We contribute 8% - 15% of your salary into your pension (dependent on age). In addition, we match any additional voluntary contributions you make up to an additional 3%.
We offer at least 25 days' annual leave each year. This increases to 30 days after 5 years, and senior grades receive 30 days on joining us. In addition, all staff receive paid Bank Holidays and an additional 3 NCI days (to be taken at Easter, in May, and at Christmas). Colleagues working part-time receive a pro-rata leave entitlement.
Family friendly policies
We offer a range of support for families including maternity and adoption (up to 39 weeks full pay), paternity (up to 16 weeks full pay) and the option for shared parental leave.
Public Service & Charity leave
Colleagues are able to take up to 18 days' paid leave for certain public service roles (e.g. Magistrate, Local Councillor, School Governor etc). Up to 5 of those days may be used for volunteering with a charity.
Most roles are available to work in a hybrid way, with people spending their time split between working from our offices in Westminster and working remotely. The specific arrangement will depend on the nature of your role and will need to be discussed with your line manager.
Health & Wellbeing
Employee assistance programme
We offer support to colleagues via an external 24/7 helpline and online portal to provide support and advice on wellbeing. We also have a team of colleagues trained as Mental Health First Aiders.
Our Occupational Health service provides access to a team of health professionals to assess medical issues and provide support on rehabilitation and return to work.
Free practical financial support and assistance through the Charity for Civil Servants' ‘for you by you’ programme and access to savings and borrowing with the Churches' Mutual Credit Union.
Discounts and savings
Staff are eligible to receive a voucher towards the cost of an eye test and contribution to any glasses required when using a computer screen
Cycle to work scheme
Our Cycle to Work scheme operates as a salary sacrifice scheme saving you tax and NI contributions on the lease of a bike.
Season Ticket loan
Colleagues who commute to an office regularly may benefit from a season ticket. We provide a loan to cover the cost of travelling to work which is repaid from your salary over up to 12 months
We offer a range of discounts on IT equipment and mobile phones, as well as free entry to Westminster Abbey and discount in the Church House bookshop.