Benefits

By joining us you will become part of a dynamic and committed team of people working to make a difference to the lives of people affected by Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

We're committed to ensuring a positive, invigorating and fun working culture for all of our employees. We offer a range of benefits:

Salary
Pension
Hours of work
Holiday entitlement
Family friendly policies
Your development
Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
Season ticket loans
Our office
 


Salary

A competitive salary which is reviewed annually. Our annual salary review takes into account a number of factors, including an individual’s contribution. 


Pension 

New recruits are automatically enrolled into our Group Personal Pension Plan. We offer two levels of contribution:  

Length of pension membership Employer contribution% of basic annual salary

Employee Contribution% of basic annual salary

On joining the scheme 5% 3%
After 12 months the member can choose to move up to this band or stay on the initial rates 8% 5%

Hours of work

The standard working week at Crohn’s and Colitis UK is 35 hours and start and finish times can be agreed between the employee and their manager. In addition, a number of roles are undertaken on a part-time basis.


Holiday entitlement

The basic holiday entitlement is 25 days leave per year, increasing by one day for each year’s service up to a maximum of 5 days, giving a total of 30 days in addition the 8 bank holiday days. The holiday year runs from January to December each year.

Holiday and bank holiday entitlement is pro rata for part-time employees.


Family friendly policies

We have a range of flexible family friendly policies to support our employees with a healthy work-life balance these include:

  • enhanced maternity and paternity leave and shared parental leave
  • salary sacrifice childcare vouchers
  • the right to apply for flexible working

Your development

Crohn’s and Colitis UK is committed to the training and development of its employees. We have a performance review and development scheme designed to help all staff to develop in their roles. Financial support and/or study leave may be offered to individuals who are studying for professional qualifications.


Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

The EAP is a free, confidential service that offers expert advice, information and counselling for all employees on a wide range of issues eg legal and financial. The service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year both over the telephone and online.


Season ticket loans

We appreciate that travel to and from work can be expensive and that buying annual tickets can mean savings for our employees. We therefore offer an interest free loan for season tickets, repaid directly from salary each month.


Our office

Our informal, open plan office space has been newly designed to create a vibrant and productive workspace for all our staff. Our office is less than a 20-minute train ride from London St Pancras followed by a short five minute walk from the station. We also have a bus stop outside our window!