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.

Member of catering staff with visitors


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.
  • Employee Discounts
    Discounts on English Heritage retail, holiday cottages, events and more. See document below for full details.
An English Heritage employee working on a thatch wall

Find Out More

For the full list of employee benefits, download our Employee Benefits Information Sheet.

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