Working 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:


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


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

  1. On joining the scheme
    •  Employer contribution% of basic annual salary: 5%
    • Employee contribution% of basic annual salary: 3%
  2. After 12 months the member can choose to move up to this band or stay on the initial rates
    • Employer contribution% of basic annual salary: 8%
    • Employee contribution% of basic annual salary: 5%

Hours of work

The standard working week at Crohn's & 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 to the 8 bank holiday days. The holiday year runs from January to December.

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, including enhanced maternity and paternity pay.

Your development

Crohn's & 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 in Hatfield has been designed to create a vibrant and productive workspace for all our staff. Hatfield is less than a 30-minute train ride from London King's Cross. However, we’ve learned from the pandemic that we can work very effectively from home as well. If you want to be considered for a role but are worried about location, talk to us!


This page has been saved in your personal space. Go to “My Page” to view all saved pages.

Helpline service


We know it can be difficult to live with, or support someone living with these conditions. But you’re not alone. We provide up-to-date, evidence-based information and can support you to live well with Crohn’s or Colitis.

Our helpline team can help by:

  • Providing information about Crohn’s and Colitis.

  • Listening and talking through your situation.

  • Helping you to find support from others in the Crohn’s and Colitis community.

  • Signposting you to specialist organisations.

Please be aware we’re not medically or legally trained. We cannot provide detailed financial or benefits advice or specialist emotional support.

Please contact us via telephone, email or LiveChat - 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (except English bank holidays).

Live chat

If you need specific medical advice about your condition, your GP or IBD team will be best placed to help.

Would you like to save the changes made to this page?