RSC - Advancing the Chemical Sciences


Employee Benefits

The RSC offers an excellent benefits package for UK employees that includes:

  • 26 days paid holiday per annum and bank holidays (pro-rata for part time staff)
    After 5 years of service, holiday entitlement increases to 29 days.
  • 35 hour working week 
    Our standard core hours for most roles are 9-5.
  • Group Personal Pension Scheme
    The RSC contributes up to 12%, depending upon the employee's contribution.
    Pension Quality Mark
  • Free Life Assurance at 4 times basic salary 
    We have a death in service pension - 25% employee's salary to dependant.
  • Free Private Healthcare Plan 
    This benefit is provided through Aviva. Includes self referral for some physiotherapy treatment. No excess to pay on employee's part when activating policy. Access to a GP via dedicated phone number 24 hours a day.  Negotiated discounts (up to 40%) with various gyms throughout the UK.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme - conditions apply
    This benefit enables you to purchase a bike up to the value of 1,000, pay the cost of it back over 12 months whilst also not having to pay Income Tax or National Insurance contributions on the cost. 
  • Childcare Vouchers 
    Childcare vouchers provide a tax free benefit to a portion of our employee's salary. The exchanged proportion of the salary is exempt from tax and National Insurance contributions, allowing our employees to make savings on their childcare costs.
  • Employee Assistance Programme 
    Easy to access and confidential Unum LifeWorks is available for our employees and their immediate family members, covering a vast range of areas for employee assistance.
  • 'Eyecare at Work' Scheme 
    Eye examination certificate that is paid for by the RSC. Vouchers are provided if glasses are needed for VDU use.
  • Subsidised Staff Restaurant - Thomas Graham House, Cambridge 
    On-site restaurant serving a wide range of fresh hot and cold food daily. Breakfast, lunches and afternoon snacks are catered for and are available Monday-Friday. We also have various branded hot drinks machines located around our building free of charge.  
  • Lunch allowance paid to staff in Burlington House, London 
    599 per year paid to all staff located at Burlington House.
  • Season Ticket Loan Scheme - conditions apply 
    For employees who have successfully completed their probation period and are performing well we have the opportunity to provide an interest free loan which is repayable over 12 months. 
  • Car/Motorcycle Loan Scheme - conditions apply 
    For employees who have successfully completed their probation period and are performing well we have the opportunity to provide a loan with interest which is repayable monthly up to 3 years. 
  • Staff Sports and Social Club - Thomas Graham House, Cambridge 
    We have a vibrant sports and social club which encompasses all employees based out of TGH. Recent events include a comedy club in London and a go-karting event in Cambridge. We also have active sports teams with squash leagues and rounder's teams to name a few.  
  • Membership subscription to your professional body 
    We offer our employees the opportunity to become members of the RSC which provides a host of other benefits. We also offer the opportunity for another paid subscription for membership to your professional body, where applicable.  
  • Training and development 
  • Relocation expenses (if relevant) 
    For some roles, we are able to provide relocation assistance for new employees. Our policy is in accordance with HMRC guidance on relocation expenses and their tax free status. 
    For our graduates it is 1,000 relocation expense reimbursement.
  • Free car parking - Thomas Graham House, Cambridge    
    We have on-site free parking at our offices in Cambridge.   
  • Long Service and Excellence awards
    For employees with greater than 20 years service we provide an extra 2 days holiday for that year for the employee to use. 
    For greater than 25 years service we provide 500 for the employee to spend on a gift or celebratory event of their choice. 
    We also reward our individual employees and teams with excellence awards. Recipients will receive a certificate and a financial reward in recognition of their achievements.
  • Staff flats
    Employees have the use of 2 flats on-site at our offices at TGH, subject to availability. These are let out at a financially attractive rate for our employees for any period from 1 night to 8 weeks.
  • Royal Academy of Arts
    Our employees have access to free passes on request to the Royal Academy of Arts.     

For anyone applying for international positions benefits will be discussed with the recruiter at the interview.