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Working for Benenden


We will provide you with much more than just a job. You will be joining a supportive and friendly employer that can make a real difference to the lives of its members. You will also receive a generous reward package including:

A competitive salary within the not-for-profit sector, including an element of performance related pay.

Performance & Development
Annual Performance and Development Reviews are linked to individual objectives and the Society Values. This can result in higher levels of an annual financial reward or performance related salary increase and bonus for high performers.

We are proud to be a Top 100 Best Companies employer in the Not for Profit sector and have been awarded a 1 star rating by Best Companies for 2015. We hold a range of organised events throughout the year targeted to employee development and have an active programme of celebration and recognition of the success of our employees.

We offer an annual travel Trust Fellowship scheme offering £3,000 towards travel costs and 5 weeks additional paid leave to undertake a project to support professional or personal development. This is awarded to one employee per annum. Previous examples include supporting employees to work with children in Tanzania, community projects in Peru to bring water supplies to local communities and visiting medical centres and health organisations in San Francisco.

You will be entitled to 35 paid working days including bank holidays (pro rata for part time employees) per year. After 5 full calendar years’ service employees will be entitled to an additional 2 days annual leave per annum taking their entitlement up to 37 days per annum (or pro-rata equivalent).

Pension Scheme
We offer a generous defined contribution pension plan offering different contribution levels up to a maximum of 10% contribution from Benenden.

On joining the organisation, you will be included in our healthcare plan as a Benenden Member. For more information please visit subject to eligibility.

Membership of Professional Bodies
We encourage personal development and professional fees are reimbursed where directly related to your learning and development.

Pleasant Work Environment
Our registered office in York is conveniently located in a modern purpose built unit in Holgate Park within easy access of the city centre and on the park & ride route. Free car parking facilities are available to staff.

Bicycle Scheme
We offer a bicycle purchasing facility and loan of a pool bike to encourage a healthy lifestyle and provide an alternative to car and car park usage. We have a bike shelter and facilities for cyclists to store clothing and shower.

We offer a loan to purchase a season ticket for rail travel between home and work costing over £400.00. We are also members of First corporate travel club offering discounts on bus season tickets.

Childcare Vouchers
We offer Childcare Vouchers through Sodexo giving parents the opportunity to save up to £933 per year in childcare costs.

Flexibility of Working Patterns
Because we take work life balance seriously, we provide a variety of working hours, full time, part time or job share whenever possible to meet your needs.

We have an on-site gym, with showers and changing rooms for employees to use free of charge.

Employee Assistance Programme
To support our employees in their wellbeing at work and home we offer a free, independent, confidential counselling and advice helpline to all employees, including legal and financial advice.

Give as you earn
We encourage Give As You Earn through salary and have a Bronze quality award under the GAYE scheme.

Corporate Discounts
We seek discounts from local retailers for the benefit of our employees. We regularly benefit from offers including dining out, travel, entertainment and wellbeing.

Working with the community
We actively support and encourage our employees to volunteer within the local community and are proud to sponsor and partner numerous local charities/ organisations including York Pride, York Cares and are the main shirt sponsor for York City Football Club.