Staff Benefits

We value the hard work, commitment and passion that our staff demonstrate, and in turn offer a full training and development programme for all staff.

We have a friendly and supportive working environment with a focus on developing the potential of our employees coupled with a competitive salary and benefits package. The Percy Hedley Foundation offers the following benefits (some may be subject to probationary timelines and job role):

Training and Development

We are committed to investing in you and promote both internal and external training to help you develop the skills to carry out your role to a high standard and enabling you to continue to grow and develop. The training provided involves an intensive induction to provide you with all the knowledge and skills in preparation for your new role. Every staff member has their own training plan to ensure that their skills and knowledge is updated on a regular and ongoing basis.

Holidays

A minimum of 22 days paid holiday plus Bank Holidays rising to 27 days paid holidays plus Bank Holidays after 5 years’ service

Pension

Auto enrolment through People’s Pension 1% employee contribution matched 1% from employer can be increased to 5% employee contribution and 5% employer contribution.

Percy Hedley Added Benefit (Phab) Rewards

Providing access to a rewards scheme designed to save money on shopping. A wealth of specially arranged discounts and savings at retailers such as 5% on shopping at Morrison’s, Sainsbury’s, so on an average £100 weekly shop that could save you approximately £260 a year. There is a huge list of retailers offering cashback and discounts including; House of Fraser, B&Q, Next, Argos, Carphone Warehouse, while you can also save on insurance, days out, trips to the cinema and travel and holidays.

Cycle to work scheme

A cycle to work scheme whereby employees buy a bike to cycle to work at a reduced rate and pay the money back through a deduction from their salary on a monthly basis over the year.

Childcare Vouchers

If you are working and pay for childcare, we may be able to help you with some of your childcare costs. We can provide you with childcare vouchers which can be used towards the cost of qualifying childcare. Childcare vouchers enable you to choose your own childcare provider. Your childcare provider must be registered with the relevant authorities in your part of the UK to be a provider of qualifying childcare. You can get up to £55 each week, or £243 each month free of tax and National Insurance Contributions.

Death in Service (Life Assurance – Looking after your family and dependants)

When you join The Percy Hedley Foundation you will be asked to complete an expression of wish form which ensures that you have protection for your family and dependants in the event of your death in service including a lump sum payment of x 2 your final pay to your nominated dependants.

Occupational Sick Pay

A generous occupational sickness pay scheme to cover you for those times where you are not fit to work, increasing each year of your employment with the Foundation to a maximum of 5 months full and 5 months half pay after 5 years’ service.

Occupational Health Support

We utilise an external Occupational Health Provider to ensure that we obtain accurate and correct advice to support our employees should they be absent from work through ill health.

Physiotherapy Support

The Foundation appreciates a lot of the work our employees undertake is physically demanding with elements of personal care in many roles. To support staff and try and ensure they are looked after in regard to this physical work, we utilise the services of an external physiotherapy clinic, Pier Physiotherapy. Referrals can be made by your manager with no cost to yourself to help keep you safely at work or to assist you in your return to work if you have been absent.

Mental Health

Again the Foundation understands some of the work can present challenging situations in terms of employee’s mental  health wellbeing. We support employees with personal issues through using an external mental health wellbeing clinic, TalkWorks, where employees can be referred to ensure they are supported in the work place.

Employee Assistance Programme

Available for employees and all family members at the same address run through AmTrust at Lloyd’s providing information and advice on matters including:

  • Legal Concerns
  • Relationships
  • Health Issues
  • Family Matters