Employee benefits are non-cash provisions
within the pay and benefits package, although they do have a
financial value or cost for employers (e.g. paid holidays and
The annual leave entitlement for full-time posts is 25 days per
year, rising to 30 days after 10 years relevant service (other NHS
and local government service count towards this). Annual leave for
part-time time is calculated on a pro-rata basis.
Staff members are entitled to a total of 11.5 public and
privilege holidays per year (pro-rata for part-time staff).
All staff members are automatically enrolled in the NHS pension
scheme. The NHS pension scheme continues to be one of
the most comprehensive and generous schemes within the UK. Staff
members are free to opt out at any time.
The Commission gives its employees the opportunity of a
flexible working hours arrangement, as part of the Flexi-Time
scheme (where applicable, i.e office based staff and subject to
Employees are also entitled to apply for other benefits, such as
Flexible Working, Special Leave, Career Breaks and Supported
The Commission participates in an employee savings scheme which
allows staff to save money in a variety of ways:
- Discounted shopping vouchers or gift cards
- Cashback, save while you shop online
- Special offers at hundreds of retailers
The scheme includes a number of major retailers, for example,
Boots, Asda and Sainsburys.
This scheme allows employees to borrow up to £1,000 to pay for a
bike through the Cycle2Work scheme. The loan repayment is
automatically taken from your monthly salary.