We offer 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 five years' service, holiday entitlement increases to 29 days.
35-hour working week. Our standard core hours for most roles are 09:00–17:00.
Group personal pension scheme where we contribute up to 12%, depending upon your contribution.
Free life assurance at four times basic salary.
Free critical illness insurance.
Free private healthcare plan which 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. With effect from 06 April 2018 our Childcare Voucher scheme will be replaced by HMRC Tax Free Childcare Scheme. Find out more about Tax-Free Childcare.
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 us. 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.
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 Royal Society of Chemistry 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.
Staff flats.Employees have the use of two 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 one night to eight 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.