Rewards and Benefits
UK SBS values all of its employees and offers the following core benefits to help ensure your experience working for us is the best it can be.
UK SBS offers a generous annual leave entitlement of 28 days per annum. This rises by one day after completion of a full year of service, increasing up to a maximum of 30 days.
We ensure the financial security of our employees by offering the Research Councils Pension Scheme (RCPS) to all staff. This is a 'by-analogy' scheme to the Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme (PCSPS), so follows the same rules. Visit the Joining the scheme page for details.
Season ticket purchase
If you require financial assistance to purchase a season ticket for travel between home and work, you may be granted an advance of salary. This is a beneficial loan and income tax will later be deducted from your gross pay, ignoring the advance and the deduction in respect of the advance.
Training and development
We offer training and development courses to help you become the best you can be. Whether you want to develop your communication skills, improve your time management or brush up on an area of knowledge, we aim to further the personal and professional development of our employees.
Balancing work and family life can often be a struggle. To help with this, we offer generous leave allowances to parents as well as an on-site nursery facility.
On-site nursery facility
An on-site nursery is situated on our Polaris House site. There is also a Holiday Club (for about 14 to 16 places) during the school holidays for children aged 4 – 11 years, which is filled on a first come, first served basis.
We recognise that many added responsibilities come with having a family. Therefore, we offer generous allowances for maternity, paternity, parental, adoption and shared parental leave, to allow you the flexibility needed to combine your family life and career.
Your health and wellbeing are important to us, and we therefore provide the following benefits to help all of our employees to stay fit and well.
Upon joining UK SBS, employees are entered into
Benenden Healthcare, a healthcare society that provides benefits including help to get fast diagnosis, treatment at specially selected hospitals and help towards physiotherapy costs.
Employee Assistance Programme
To help you balance your work and personal life effectively, we offer support for any issue you may be facing through our Employee Assistance Programme. Examples include emotional wellbeing support, practical information on work-life balance and other online resources.
UK SBS employees who use a visual display unit (VDU) may claim the cost an eye examination every two years. If the examination indicates that glasses are required for VDU use, employees may claim up to £55 towards the cost of glasses.
Free healthcare screening is available annually to employees over 40 years of age and once every 2 years to those aged under 40 at any BMI hospital.
Cycle to work scheme
UK SBS operates a Cycle to Work scheme, allowing you to save money whilst having a positive impact on the environment.
To help you take a break and enjoy your family time, we have arranged for our employees to receive a wide range of discounts on offers at leisure venues and high street stores.
Discounted leisure passes
To help our employees to stay fit and healthy, a range of discounted membership rates are available to UK SBS employees. These options cover a selection of gyms and health clubs nearby our three UK sites. We also offer discounts on golf games at Broome Manor and Highworth golf sites.
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