Staff benefits

Staff benefits

We are committed to making YHN a great place to work, so as well as competitive salaries, we offer a range of benefits to all of our staff...

Work life balance

We are committed to flexible working and helping employees to achieve a balance between work and caring or family responsibilities; benefiting both us and you.

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Pension scheme

We have a Career Average Revalued Earnings (CARE) pension scheme which you can join as soon as you start with us. You will also have the opportunity to be a member of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).

Annual leave

We offer generous leave entitlement that takes account of previous service at YHN or continuous service from certain other employers, leading to a maximum of 28 days leave per year pro rata. There is also an opportunity to purchase additional annual leave.

Flexi time

Most of our jobs benefit from our flexi system, which aims to help with flexible working. You can work at any time during office opening hours (usually 7am to 7pm) dependent on the needs of the area you’re working in. Once you have worked your contracted weekly hours, any additional time worked can be taken as time in lieu, or ‘flexi time’.

Further development

We offer access to extensive learning and development opportunities. You’ll also have opportunities for training and professional development, plus regular support from your manager.

Continuous service

When joining YHN, if you qualify for continuous service, any time you spent with a local authority organisation or any other organisation which recognises continuous service will be added to your time in employment with us.

Staff Network Groups 

Our staff network groups:  

  • Provide safe and welcoming places for sharing and mutual support
  • Identify and raise awareness of issues
  • Help generate ideas and solutions

Current groups are Proud @ YHN (for LGBT+ colleagues and allies), Diversity @ YHN (previously known as the Multicultural Staff Network Group) and vis-Able @ YHN (for disabled colleagues).

And much more...

We also have a whole host of benefits available in addition to the above including:

  • Bike to work scheme
  • Child care vouchers
  • Free counselling services & on-site mental health first aiders
  • Car lease scheme
  • Save up to 55% on your next mattress from Palatine Beds
  • Colleague recognition programme
  • Discounted annual travel passes, MOTs & gas servicing
  • Electronics salary sacrifice scheme
  • Staff events & competitions throughout the year
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