Rewards and benefits
Our people do a good job, so we want to look after them and reward their hard work. It's as simple as that. That's why we make sure we have a great benefits package, as well as create a place where our staff feel happy and enjoy what they do. We believe that happy staff means a better business, so we make sure they understand what we're trying to achieve and how they'll help us get there.
So, if you become part of the Newydd community, you'll enjoy a wide-ranging set of benefits including:
You can join the Group's Social Housing Pension Scheme (SHPS), which is a defined contributions (DC) scheme. Contributions are made by both employer and employee, based on a percentage of your salary. Paying into the pension reduces the amount of tax and national insurance contribution you pay.
If you are a member of SHPS, you have protection for your family or dependants in the event of your death in service, including a lump sum payment of three-times your final pay, as well as a pension being paid to your survivor and up to four dependant children.
Time off work to relax and spend time with your friends and family is important. You will have a generous holiday entitlement, which increases with length of service, plus bank holidays. You can also buy and sell up to five days of annual leave (pro-rata), subject to approval.
Work / Life Balance
We offer a number of flexible working arrangements, where these can be accommodated, to help you make the best use of your time, as well as allow you to balance work and your home commitments or interests. These include flexi-time or time off in lieu (TOIL) depending on the role, part-time working, term time working and compressed hours. We also consider requests for sabbatical leave to travel or study.
Training, Development & Growth
We are committed to investing in you, and we have a dedicated training budget in every department to help you develop the skills you need to carry out your role to a high standard, as well as allow you to hone those skills further.
We can also provide financial support and day release to attend a relevant further education course or to gain professional qualifications that have been identified as part of your career development.
Professional Membership Fees
If you are a member of a relevant professional institute, we will meet the registration and annual membership fees. This applies for one professional membership per employee.
Maternity & Paternity Benefits
In addition to statutory maternity benefits, expectant mothers with more than two years' service are entitled to 20 weeks' full pay. Expectant fathers are entitled to three weeks paid paternity leave. These entitlements also apply to parents that are adopting.
Looking After You
Our health cash plan provides payments towards the cos of everyday healthcare treatments such as dental, optical and physiotherapy, with all pre-existing conditions covered too. Your policy also gives you access to a confidential helpline providing 24-hour, seven days a week support for medical, health and wellbeing advice, as well as telephone counselling and access to face-to-face counselling.
We provide additional support at times of need such as the death of a close relative or dependant. Up to five days paid compassionate leave may be granted.
All visual display unit (VDU) users are entitled to a free eye sight test. Some staff can claim for an allowance towards the cost of glasses up to £50 for a basic pair of spectacles or up to £150 if you need special lenses.
We pay for the cost of an annual flu jab.
We have a cycle to work salary sacrifice scheme that allows you to purchase bikes and cycling equipment at a reduced rate as the cost is deducted from your monthly salary and you pay less income tax and national insurance.
We also have a childcare voucher salary sacrifice scheme that allows you to save money on your childcare costs.
We provide free fruit as part of our health and wellbeing commitment to you. Tea and coffee is also free, so you can have as many cups as you like.
Our offices have free parking.