At UCFB our employees matter and we understand the importance of rewarding our staff and promoting a healthy work-life balance.
We have therefore designed a competitive flexible benefits package to incentivise and engage our staff and show them how much we appreciate everything they do.
Enhanced occupational sick pay
We recognise that from time to time people fall ill and we have a generous scheme in place based on length of service to support you when this happens.
We realise the importance of supporting your loved ones and offer a generous life assurance policy for all our staff.
We operate an auto enrolment work place pension which is managed and operated by Standard Life. New staff are automatically enrolled three months after they start with UCFB. Contributions are in line with statutory requirements, however you can pay a higher percentage into your pension if you wish (please contact the Human Resources department for further details).
Free eye tests and VDU glasses
You can claim back the cost of your eye test and the cost of glasses, solely for VDU use.
Flexible benefits package with Perkbox
We understand that not everyone wants the same benefits so we have teamed up with Perkbox to offer you a fantastic range of benefits to choose from yourself. Some of the benefits include, health cash plan, Denplan, half price cinema tickets, free mobile phone insurance, 20% off Virgin trains, discounted private health insurance, discounted gym membership, hundreds of high street discounts and much more.
Family Freindly Benefits+
Enhanced occupational maternity/paternity pay
We are committed to supporting a family friendly environment for our employees and therefore offer a very competitive occupational maternity/paternity pay.
Compassionate leave/time off for dependants
We also recognise that you may occasionally need time off to care for a dependant that has fallen ill or to deal with a serious personal/family issue. We therefore have a scheme in place to help you deal with those instances including some paid time off and/or unpaid leave.
We recognise the importance of work/life balance, particularly if you have childcare responsibilities. We also understand that there can be high costs associated with childcare. We have a scheme in place to allow you to make significant savings on the costs of childcare for children up to the age of 16 through childcare vouchers.
Competitive holiday entitlement
At UCFB we have a competitive holiday entitlement of 25-days per year plus bank holidays.
In addition to our generous holiday entitlement we also operate a two week Christmas closure period.
Day off for your birthday
All our staff receive an additional day off for their birthday.
24/7 employee support hub (via Perkbox)
We recognise that not everyone is comfortable discussing personal things at work so we provide a free support line and counselling service through Perkbox that can offer support for emotional issues, e.g. anxiety, depression, stress, legal issues including employment law, family property or debt management.
We are committed to the health and wellbeing of our employees and therefore committed to a work/life balance. All employees are entitled to make a flexible working request under our flexible working policy.
Continuing professional development
We are committed to the ongoing learning and development of its employees and support many courses that can help you develop your skills. CPD requests should be made through your line manager.
Annual family barbeque
Every summer we host a family BBQ at each campus where staff can bring their family along to a fun filled afternoon of activities and food.
Staff led events committee
Our staff led events committee meets regularly to plan the year’s events in line with what staff want and feedback from previous events to ensure that UCFB remains a great place to work.
On the last Friday of the month we provide brunch or lunch to all of our staff, including pizza, pastries, prosecco and more.
End of year review day and awards dinner
We throw a staff awards dinner and party every year to celebrate all the hard work and commitment that everyone puts in throughout the year.
Back to work conference
We host a back to work conference to update staff on key issues for the year ahead. This also provides an opportunity to network across the business.