We know how important those who work for us are to the success of our organisation. Our people are passionate and care about doing a great job, and in return we offer an excellent range of benefits, rewards, regular social and health and wellbeing activities.

We embrace flexible working, as we know the traditional working day does not work for everyone.

You'll get a competitive salary with annual reviews that is benchmarked both within and outside our sector, plus a package of benefits which goes much further:

 

Benefits

  • Holiday
    25 days’ holiday plus bank holidays, which increases by one day per year of service to a maximum of 30 days
  • Pension
    Non-contributory pension scheme, in which the Academy makes a 10% contribution. You may make voluntary contributions if desired 
  • Season ticket loan
    After your first six months, you can apply for an interest-free season ticket loan to cover the cost of a travel season ticket
  • BUPA cash plan
    After your first six months, you will benefit in respect of a cash plan towards dental, optical, chiropody, reflexology and prescriptions  
  • Subsidised restaurant facilities 
    Via our sister Academy, the Royal Society, located next door to the Academy
  • Childcare vouchers
    We offer the option of tax-free childcare
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
    After your first six months, you can purchase a bicycle through the Government’s cycle to work scheme which enables you to save tax and NI by purchasing a bicycle through a salary sacrifice scheme
  • Private medical insurance
    After one years’ service, you can apply for this BUPA scheme. The Academy will pay for your individual membership. You may also choose to pay for additional family members
  • Sick pay
    Entitlement to sick pay when absent from work
  • Employee Assistant Programme
    A free confidential assistance programme which is provided to help you deal with everyday challenges both at work and at home. This is a free advice line available 24/7 providing both practical advice on legal, financial and every day issues, and emotional support, including counselling sessions

 

Social and wellbeing activities

  • Pizza club
    Monthly event for new starters
  • Yoga
    Weekly classes for a small cost
  • Wellbeing events
    Monthly events such as mindfulness, origami, wellbeing breakfasts etc
  • Social events
    Subsidised monthly events, such as drinks at local pubs or bars