Working for English Heritage
English Heritage aims to provide its employees with a wide range of benefits as part of its employment package. This information aims to help both employees and potential new recruits to be fully aware of the benefits that are available to them.
English Heritage offers a wide range of benefits for employees.
- Generous pension scheme
English Heritage will match your contributions from 4% up to 10% of basic salary.
- Annual Leave
From 25 days on appointment plus bank holidays, increasing with length of service. Option to purchase up to 10 days additional leave.
- Childcare Vouchers
Option to purchase childcare vouchers, saving you money on tax and national insurance.
- Enhanced Maternity/Adoption Pay
Up to 20 weeks at full pay and 19 weeks statutory maternity/adoption pay. Up to 10 days' paid new parents leave.
- Parental Leave
Unpaid parental leave up to four weeks for parents of young children or children who are disabled.
- Flexible Working Requests
Option of a formal flexible working arrangement subject to management approval and discretion.
- Commuting Loans
Interest free loans to help with the cost of travel for train and coach season tickets, car parking or the purchase of a bicycle.
- Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
Confidential practical help and counselling on a wide range of issues including family problems, bereavement and financial matters.
- Occupational Health (OH) Service
Access to health professionals with particular expertise about the relationship between health and work.
- Free Eye Tests
English Heritage will reimburse you for the cost of eye tests if you are a user of Visual Display Units (computer screens).
- Varied Training Programme
Considerable investment in training for all employees.
- Enhanced Sick Pay
English Heritage provides generous sick pay provisions.
- Subscriptions to Professional Bodies
Reimbursement of professional subscriptions that are relevant and essential to your duties.
- Access to English Heritage Sites and Buildings
Free entry to all English Heritage historic places for you, your partner and immediate family.
- Medical and Healthcare Plans
Plans available with Benenden Healthcare and Simplyhealth. See document below for full details.
- Employee Discounts
Discounts on English Heritage retail, holiday cottages, events and more. See document below for full details.
Find Out More
For the full list of employee benefits, download our Employee Benefits Information Sheet.