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Pay, rewards and benefits

We're constantly listening to our employees and taking action on their feedback to ensure Benenden Health continues to be an outstanding place to work.

Below you can view some of the great benefits and rewards on offer at Benenden Health. 

Benefits and rewards you could enjoy 

Generous annual leave

25 days of paid annual leave, plus 8 bank holidays and 2 retained days at Christmas and New Year

Benenden Healthcare

From your start date you will be included in our healthcare plan as a Benenden Health Member, you can also add your family members. (Benenden Health pays the tax on this benefit for you, so you don’t have to)

Bike schemes

We offer a loan to purchase a bicycle to encourage a healthy lifestyle and provide an alternative to car. We have bike shelters and facilities for cyclists to store clothing and shower


Annual performance and development reviews are linked to individual objectives and the Society Values. This can result in an annual bonus for high performers

Career anniversaries

We recognise a range of career anniversaries during your employment with Benenden Health which can include gift cards relevant to your service

Christmas gifts

£30 in Christmas vouchers each year

Cycle to work scheme

Tax free bikes are a government approved scheme that allows you to hire a bike and equipment from your employer

Discounts portal
  • Discounts on cinema tickets, supermarkets, restaurants, MOTs
  • Holiday discounts
  • Local York discounts
  • Discounts for UK Days out
  • Spree cashback cards
  • CSSC Sports & Leisure
Employee assistance programme

To support our employees in their wellbeing at work and home we offer a free, independent, confidential counselling and advice helpline, including legal and financial advice

Events including Christmas party

We organise a Christmas Party and Summer Event for all employees as well as various engagement activities on site throughout the year

Eye test vouchers

Eye test vouchers are available for a free eye test, plus up to £45 off any glasses you buy

Flexible working patterns

Because we take work life balance seriously, Benenden Health provide a variety of working hours, full time, part time, compressed hours or job share whenever possible

Flu jabs

You can have your annual flu jab on site by our Society Matron or we will refund you the cost of your flu vaccination, up to a maximum of £10

Free limited onsite parking

Limited onsite free car parking facilities are available to all employees

Free tea, coffee, milk, fruit

Free tea, coffee, soup, hot chocolate, milk for drinks and fresh fruit is provided to all colleagues on site

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi is available to all colleagues at the Society offices and in all breakout areas

Family Leave (maternity, adoption, paternity and shared parental)

Benenden Health pays up to 18 weeks enhanced pay on top of statutory pay (dependent on service)

Give as you earn

We encourage Give As You Earn, charitable giving through salary

Onsite Gym and Discounts

Gym, changing rooms and showers are available on site, plus Corporate Gym Memberships are available at discounted rates via payroll deductions

Health Assessments

One free Benenden Prevention Plus health assessment each year, with an option to upgrade to another level and pay monthly via payroll.

Life assurance/Death in service

This benefit provides a lump sum payment in the event of your death of up to 7 x salary

Lord Plant Award

Employees will have the opportunity to apply for a grant of up to £3,000 to support them in a project to enhance their professional development or personal growth

DC pension

Benenden Health offer a defined contribution (DC) pension plan offering different contribution levels up to a maximum of 10% contribution from Benenden Health

Refer a friend

Spread the word about joining our team and take advantage of our employee referral scheme. If the recommendation leads directly to employment you could receive £500 through your salary (T&Cs apply)

Sabbatical leave

Benenden Health employees can request sabbatical leave, extended leave of up to a year

Sick pay

Benenden Health pays enhanced sick pay on top of statutory sick pay (dependent on service)

Team recognition

Different teams like to recognise great work differently, here at Benenden Health we have a recognition scheme that has been shaped by the leaders.  Things we have seen are employee of the month, team events - escape rooms, meals out, even afternoons out walking with your dogs


We offer a loan to purchase a season ticket for rail travel between home and work costing over £400. We are also members of First corporate travel club offering discounts on bus season tickets


We actively support and encourage our employees to volunteer within our local community during the working day and are proud to sponsor and partner numerous local charities/organisations

Will writing

Benenden Health employees and their families can access Estate Planning Products at a 53% discounted rate and pay monthly through payroll