Why we think you’ll love being part of our team
By joining us you will become part of a dynamic and committed team of people working to make a difference to the lives of people affected by inflammatory bowel disease.
We’re committed to ensuring a positive, invigorating and fun working culture and a good work/life balance, with a range of benefits for employees.
A central hub for work and wellbeing
We have an amazing office location in the centre of London and inside the Regent’s Park gates, right opposite the Park itself. Our home is in a listed Georgian building, part of the Royal College of Physicians’ estate. It is within easy reach of Marylebone, Euston, St Pancras and Kings Cross main line stations, and minutes from Underground lines that go to Waterloo, Victoria and London Bridge.
Hybrid working choice
You can be partly office-based or work remotely, depending on what works best with your life. Both provide the opportunity to save on travel costs, plus time spent commuting. For those that choose the hybrid option, we ask for 1 or 2 days each week (Monday, Tuesday or Thursday), and we offer an additional salary element to help with the costs of this.
We hold two staff social days each year, in summer and winter (Christmas). These are typically held on monthly staff meeting days.
Flexible working hours
We have full-time and part-time roles, based around our standard full time working week 37.5 hours (FTE). Start and finish times can be agreed later or earlier around our core hours of 09.30 to 16.30, and for our part time roles are based around our core days of Monday, Tuesday and Thursday (our quiet work and non-working days are Wednesday and Friday).
The basic holiday entitlement is 33 days leave per year (including 8 bank holidays), increasing by one day for each year’s service up to a maximum of 38 days. Holiday and bank holiday entitlement is given as full time equivalent (FTE) and is pro rata for part-time employees. In addition, we offer flexi-leave, where you can buy an additional 3 holiday days each year (FTE), or sell 3 back to the company, to allow you to tailor your leave to best suit you.
New recruits are automatically enrolled into our NEST Pension Plan. We ask you to contribute 5% of your basic annual salary into this plan, and we contribute a further 5% in addition to that.
Health and wellbeing
We believe in supporting our employees to have a healthy work-life balance, and in 2023 we’re increasing the range of benefits for this, including a health support scheme that helps with costs of keeping you healthy and a cycle to work scheme.
Learning and development
We are committed to the continuous learning and development of our employees, to enable people to develop individual skills and realise their full potential. We aim to engage all staff with a challenging and exciting learning culture and encourage openness, discussion and feedback so we can develop and continuously improve what we do.
Everyone has their own personal development plan with learning needs discussed and agreed by both the individual and their line manager, encouraging staff to take responsibility for their own learning. Learning and development opportunities may include seminars, conferences, training courses, coaching, networking, internal training sessions and access to our in-house expertise. Financial support and/or study leave may be offered to individuals who are studying for professional qualifications.