Benefits

We offer the following benefits, designed to promote your work-life balance and make your time at Wellcome enjoyable and rewarding.

Core benefits

  • Holiday – 25 days’ holiday a year plus bank holidays (and we usually close between Christmas and New Year).
  • Pension (defined contribution plan) – you contribute at least 3% and we pay in 15% of your salary.
  • Income protection – to maintain your income if you have a prolonged illness or disability.
  • Life assurance – four to six times your basic salary if you’re a member of our pension plan.
  • Interest-free travel season ticket loan.

Health and wellbeing

  • Private medical insurance – we pay the cover, you pay the tax (and you can pay to add dependants).
  • Gym and fitness classes – free membership to on-site gym and subsidised fitness classes and treatments.
  • Employee assistance programme – free, independent 24/7 help and advice for work-related issues as well as problems affecting your home life.
  • Mental health support – our network of mental health first aiders can be a first point of contact, or help while you're receiving professional help.
  • Health assessments (free and voluntary) – after you’ve been here for one year, then every two years after that.
  • Occupational health – annual eye tests and flu jabs, as well as job-related vaccinations.

Work-life balance

  • Flexible working – we make every effort to support flexible working, including flexible working hours and remote working (we respect people's different working preferences and the need for a healthy work-life balance).
  • Flexi-leave scheme – you can buy or sell up to five days of your holiday entitlement a year.
  • Staff social club – a range of sports teams and fun events throughout the year.

Contribute to the community

  • Volunteering – we give you up to four days' paid leave a year to contribute to our local community.
  • Give As You Earn – allows you to make tax-free donations to the charities you care about.

Employee discounts

  • Cycle-to-work scheme – we offer at least 25% discount on bikes and cycling equipment and we have secure cycle storage, lockers and showers.
  • Subsidised restaurant and cafe.
  • Wellcome Collection discounts – 20% off food, drink and gifts from our cafe, restaurant and shop.
  • Discounts through Perkbox – shopping, restaurants, cinema tickets, phone insurance and gift cards.