Staff Benefits - Perks of the Job
We appreciate all our team do and as a reward for all your hard work, we offer an extensive range of staff benefits. From the lifestyle enhancing to the financial boosting, we want you to feel valued and respected.
Here’s some of the benefits you can look forward to:
SEI Master Trust Pension Scheme
A defined contribution pension scheme that allows members to contribute a minimum of 6% contributions (more if they choose) and provides a generous employer contribution equal to 6% of salary. Furthermore, life insurance cover and dependants’ benefits are included for members of the Scheme.
Excellent Annual Leave Entitlement
Annual leave entitlement is 27 days, rising to 29 days after five years' service and rising to 33 days after 10 years' service.
Enhanced Maternity/ Paternity/ Adoption Leave
Maternity leave is available to all female staff depending on length of service: the maximum benefits may include up to a year's leave with eight weeks at full pay and 18 weeks at half pay. Both male and female staff are eligible for adoption leave; in these circumstances, the entitlement to leave and pay is the same as for maternity leave and pay. Paternity leave for partners is currently two weeks full pay.
We offer, where possible, flexible working practices such as full/part time, flexible hours, self-rostering and job share to support our staff in achieving an excellent work-life balance
Flextra - Flexible Benefits Scheme
Staff have the choice to select a wide range of benefits than the standard salary plus pension arrangement. There is a growing list of non-cash benefits available that staff can choose by exchanging part of the gross monthly salary; this in turn will attract savings on income tax, NI contributions and pension (if applicable). Under this scheme the following benefits are available:
- Additional Leave Purchase
- Transave - Savings & Loans
- Cycle to Work
- Health Cash Plan
- Salary Sacrifice Car Schemes
- Business Lease Schemes
- Home Electronic Solutions
- City Centre Car Parking Passes through St Stephens, Hull
- In-house Dental / Teeth Whitening Discounts
Corporate Gym Membership
This gym membership scheme provides discounted membership of council run gyms in the Hull and
East Riding areas. Staff and their families save up to 20% discount via direct debit directly with the
Staff can buy up to five tickets a month at a cost of £1 each. Payment is via salary deduction. There
are three top prizes available each month; with five extra cash prizes of £50, extra draws are added
throughout the year and bigger prizes at Christmas! By introducing our staff lottery, we hope to
improve staff engagement and foster a sense of inclusion and reward, raise funds for CHCP
Foundation charity and boost the company’s social value, it also helps to raise funds for staff events.
Employee Savings and Staff Discounts
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Staff £1 Share Scheme
Our business model allows staff to buy a share in the company, and aims to give staff a sense of
belonging, accountability, inclusion and greater understanding about the running of the
organisation. Please see attached link for further details.
Our Learning and Development Team ensure that all staff receive mandatory training in respect of
Health & Safety issues, and there is also a wide range of additional learning opportunities to enhance
personal skills and develop professional capabilities.
Health and Wellbeing
There is an extensive range of benefits available designed to help staff achieve high standard of
personal health and wellbeing, underpinned by a comprehensive programme of events and
dedicated networks to support staff in their journey back to work and optimum performance when
needed. Complementary Therapies/Aromatherapy sessions are available to staff at a reduced and
The OccWellbeing Team provides a range of health services designed to promote, maintain improve
the physical and mental wellbeing of all employees.
National Living Wage
HMRC guidance states that a salary sacrifice arrangement can’t reduce cash earnings below the
National Living Wage rates. The current rate (April 2023) is £9.50 per hour. A rate of £10.80 is going
to be the new hourly rate threshold for any applications where we receive 1-year contracts, £10.97
for 2-year contracts and £11.20 for 3-year contracts. This gives us, as the organisation sufficient
headroom to allow a salary sacrifice to be taken out and run without trouble until April 2024. HR
complete regular NLW checks to ensure staff do not fall below National Living Wage. Please note this
may result in orders being declined.
What is Salary Sacrifice?
A salary sacrifice happens when an employee gives up the right to receive part of the cash pay due
under their contract of employment. The sacrifice is made in return for the employer’s agreement to
provide the employee with a benefit. As the savings are made, staff will see a reduction in the
amount of tax, NI and pension contributions (if contributing to a pension). Entering a salary sacrifice
agreement constitutes a change in staff terms & conditions.
What is a Net Deduction?
A net deduction is taken from the salary after tax, NI and pension contributions (this is a set amount
and does not attract any further savings).