We think there are some great benefits of working here. All paid staff receive the following:
As a flexible employers the Scouts operate a TOIL system. Employees can accrue a maximum of 35 hours TOIL, pro rata for part time employees, to be used within four weeks of accrual.
These days can cover religious holidays and caring responsibilities of a dependant, agreement is subject to line manager approval. The term 'dependent' refers to spouse/partner, a child under 18 years of age, or a disable child of any age, a parent. It doesn't include other close relatives, an employee, tenant or lodger.
Once you’re three months in post, we have generous sickness pay, above the statutory.
Special leave includes paid leave for volunteering and study leave.
We're a flexible employer. Lots of our roles are offered on a hybrid basis where you can have some control over whether you work at home or in one of our offices. You can also ask for ﬂexibility on start and ﬁnish times of work.
We have a flexible working policy allowing staff to request amendments to their working pattern and a specific reason for making the request is not required.
Optical, dental and many more appointments covered, as well as great gym and family days out discounts and 24/7 helplines including speaking to a GP, counselling and practical information. Staff can add up to four children and their partner to their plan so they can receive the same benefits. Six counselling sessions can also be arranged for Scouts staff.
We take the wellbeing of our staff extremely seriously. Many of our staff are trained Mental Health First Aiders so if you’re ever suffering from emotional distress there are plenty of people you can turn to – either for an informal chat or signposting to further support
To support our staff's wellbeing we have introduced Your Time which gives staff an hour on top of their lunch break every Tuesday and Thursday, to do whatever they feel would support their wellbeing, whether that is going for a walk or a Yoga class.
We’re always interested to hear staff views on any activities we could facilitate during these Your Time hours.
You'll be automatically enrolled into the Scouts Group Personal Pension Plan, contributing 3% of your qualifying earnings. Scouts will contribute double at 6% of your qualifying earnings on auto enrolment.
You can increase your contribution at any point and we'll double your contribution up to a maximum of 10% of your gross salary.
We're proud to be a family friendly employer and pay maternity and adoption leave above the statutory. Staff are paid two week’s pay for paternity leave.
We offer a death in service scheme and your loved ones will receive four times your salary if you pass away while employed by us.
Financial support with your travel expenses.
Car parking: Our parking is free at all sites.
Minibus service: When working at Gilwell Park, a Scouts minibus is available to meet trains arriving at Chingford Station between 8am and 9:02am on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (every 15 mins).
The minibus runs between 8am and 9:05am on request on Mondays and Fridays.
On the way home, the minibus is available on request every day between 4pm and 6pm.
Scouts run two reward schemes; the Exceptional Award, which colleagues can nominate each other for and the Exceeding Expectations Award, which line managers can nominate their staff for.
We provide regular training courses in a range of topics, delivered virtually and at locations around the country in everything from conflict management to digital skills. We can often access free accredited qualifications in subjects as varied as team leading and mental health awareness. We can also provide funding towards professional qualifications (subject to approval).
We provide all our leaders with inspirational leadership training which guides you through some key principles, including:
We actively encourage people to get involved with as wide a range of learning and development activities as possible. These include (but aren't limited to):