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Benefits

We offer a wide range of benefits, most of which start from day one of joining us.

Our benefits span three main areas: wellbeing, culture, and learning and development.

We constantly strive to ensure that our working practices are in line with our values as an organisation. An example of this is that we do not use probation periods. This is because we don’t think they are necessary. We spend lots of time and effort recruiting amazing people like you. We think that if something isn’t going well, the best way to address that is to have a conversation. Most of our benefits start immediately, so the only real change you’ll see is that there is not a shorter notice period during your first six months. Our focus when you start with us is on making sure you feel part of the Blood Cancer UK family as quickly as possible, and we have an induction and settling in process to support you.

We also think that financial wellbeing is vital. So the minimum salary for any of our roles is £25,000 (excluding apprentices).

Benefits for staff

We offer a generous 30 days annual leave as well as bank holidays.

All staff can request sabbaticals at any point, which are considered on a case by case basis.

We also offer an extra day for moving house, and we're currently trialling an additional 5 wellbeing days for everyone

We take staff wellbeing and mental health seriously, and we think we have a fantastic wellbeing culture. We've won several awards for our wellbeing benefits and culture, which we're really proud of.

We have both Mental Health First Aiders and Time to Change Employee Champions. We also run Schwartz Rounds for all employees. We know that working for a cancer charity if you are personally affected by cancer can be difficult sometimes, so we have lots of support built in for you. Our Wellbeing Hub provides a huge range of easy to access and free resources.

As well as providing contributions towards eye sight tests and prescriptions, we provide an Employee Assistance Programme. This is a free, confidential counselling service to all staff, as well as a general advice service. We also offer free access to a clinical psychologist via HelloSelf.

We also offer free flu vaccinations, we support the End Period Poverty campaign, and provide free period products in our offices.

Our agile working culture means that you can manage your time in a way which supports your wellbeing, and our agile showcase gives lots of examples of how our team do that on a daily basis. You can read more about this on our Agile working page.

Our enhanced sick pay offer is:

  • Up to two years’ service: 4 weeks full pay and 4 weeks half pay
  • After two years’ service: 12 weeks full pay and 12 weeks half pay

We work in a social environment with a range of activities, both virtual and in person, run by our Culture Club.

When you join us you’ll be enrolled on our pensions scheme with Aegon, where our contributions increase with your length of service. You’ll also qualify for life assurance as part of this.

When you join us, the employer contribution is 5%, as long as you contribute a minimum of 3%. After 5 years, that increases to 10%, and after 10 years to 15%.

Our life assurance policy is with AIG, and pays four times your basic salary once you've been with us longer than 6 months.

Other benefits include an interest free season ticket loans, a ride-to-work scheme, and an interest-free loan scheme of up to £1,000.

Our Academy is our in-house Continued Professional Development (CPD) programme. We will help you develop your career by supporting your personal development and encouraging internal progression. This includes recognising individuals’ achievements through our internal staff awards. We offer a huge range of learning opportunities, the majority of which are recorded so that you can revisit them later on.

We run an internal mentoring scheme which you can join at any point, either as a mentor or as a mentee. We run organisational-wide focus days, about every 6 weeks. These are days where everyone focuses on their own continual professional development, so there are no internal meetings, emails or messages.

We also offer up to five days of study leave per year for study which contributes to your professional development within your role at Blood Cancer UK.

Our Pay Policy sets out clearly how progression works at Blood Cancer UK, and the mechanisms we use to facilitate that.

We also provide generous enhancements within our parental and family leave policies.

  • Our maternity/shared parental/adoption offer is 12 weeks at full pay, 12 weeks at half pay, followed by 15 weeks at the statutory rate.
  • Our paternity leave offer is 6 weeks at full pay.

We also ensure anyone returning from maternity/shared parental/adoption leave has a re-induction, to support you back into the workplace.

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