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We want our team members to have a healthy work/life balance and we recognise our responsibility in making sure this happens.

Your wellbeing

Employee wellbeing is hugely important to us and is woven through everything we do, starting with regular wellbeing check ins with your manager as part of the PDR process. In addition, we offer support, resources and activity to support your physical, mental and financial health.

  • Our Employee Assistance Programme offers a range of support services such as 24/7 remote GP access, a 24/7 helpline, an online health portal, physiotherapy, medical second opinions, access to personal training, nutritional consultations, lifestyle coaching, and structured face-to-face counselling. It also offers discounts and offers at a range of well-known retailers.
  • Regular pilates sessions take place in our offices or are offered virtually. We also hold other fitness events including circuit training and employee walks.
  • Access to our fitness equipment and studio facilities.
  • A private medical insurance option which includes optical and dental cover for employees and family members is available after three months service.
  • A Cycle to Work scheme.
  • Discounts at neighbouring gyms.
  • Free eye tests.
  • Wellbeing support champions, first aiders and support structures.
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Your time away

  • 25 days annual leave with an additional day awarded for each full year of service up to a maximum of five extra days (pro-rata for part-time employees), plus bank holidays.
  • Additional holiday awards at 10, 20, 30 and 40 years service milestones.
  • The option to buy or sell up to five days of annual leave each year (pro-rata for part-time employees).
  • Family and parental leave options including enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave as well as compassionate leave and dependents leave.
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Your financial future

  • A contributory pension scheme, with a minimum employer contribution of 5%.
  • A salary exchange scheme, with 50% of the employer National Insurance savings passed onto the employee.
  • A life assurance scheme equivalent to 4x salary.
  • An income protection scheme providing financial support if you’re unable to work due to illness or injury after a specified length of time.
  • We pay the Real Living Wage as a minimum to all employees.
  • A benefits portal allowing you to take control of your benefits.
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Your professional future

  • We have developed our own in-house training offering, The Learning Hub, to increase job satisfaction and workplace skills. A range of highly immersive and interactive sessions delivered by external experts provides the opportunity to bring new dimensions to individual roles.
  • Every team member has a full subscription to LinkedIn Learning. This video-based platform can be used for both professional and personal learning, tailored to your job role and individual goals.
  • We encourage attendance at relevant webinars and conferences that will help you develop both professionally and personally.
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Your working week

  • A standard working week of 37 hours with the offer of flexible working arrangements where possible.
  • We offer hybrid working for all applicable roles where possible (which is currently three days in the office, including a Monday, and two days working at home). Further details can be provided upon request.
  • For those who are required to travel as part of their role, we have hybrid pool cars available at Head Office for employee use.
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  • Free car parking within close proximity of our Head Office
  • The Yorkshire Cancer Research Centre which is home to our Head Office has been designed with accessibility in mind. It is wheelchair accessible and we have accessible gender-neutral toilets and changing rooms, a lift to all floors, a hearing loop on reception and disabled parking outside the front door with firm and level access to the building.
  • Quiet / prayer room
  • Access to quiet working spaces and/or quiet desks within the main office space
  • Access to assistive technologies
  • Choice of desks including sit/stand desks, desks consisting of either one or two monitors, and the specific allocation of a desk if required
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