We offer a range of staff benefits.

Enhanced holiday

You will receive a minimum of 24 days holiday per year plus bank holidays (or equivalent time off another time if you need to work on a bank holiday). Your entitlement raises by 1 day with each year of service up to 29 days per year. You can check salesforce to see your entitlement for this year.

Employee Assistance Programme

Our EAP is available to all employees and you will have access to:

  • Up to 6 sessions of counselling for you and/ or family member per year
  • Legal, debt and life management advice calls
  • 24/7 helpline access
  • Access to an assistance website with information, signposting and online access to programme services
  • Monthly wellbeing update newsletters

Website: www.employeeassistance.org.uk
Login access code: Graceeyre
24/7 freephone: 0800 328 1437

Volunteer Day

With our volunteer day initiative, we hope to inspire you to get out in the community and volunteer for a charity of your choice, including, of course, Grace Eyre. This will give you the chance the give back to the community, learn new skills and have fun!

  • If you are a permanent staff member you will be entitled to take one paid day off per calendar year to volunteer.
  • You can choose where you wish to volunteer – in Grace Eyre or a charity of your choice.
  • You may choose to volunteer with your team.
  • You must request the volunteer day through Salesforce and be approved by your line manager (booked through Annual Leave). In the absence details you must include the charity name and charity contact details. (this includes if you are volunteering at Grace Eyre).
  • If you wish to volunteer for an external charity, you will need to ask the charity contact to sign and date the volunteering completion form and send to humanresources@grace-eyre.org.

Download the Volunteer Day Completion Form

Enhanced sickness leave

We operate a contractual sick pay scheme that is more generous than statutory sick pay. You are entitled to 15 days full pay for sickness and 6 weeks full pay for extended sick leave (hospitalisation or 1 continuous illness).

Full details can be found in our Sickness and Absence Policy.

*The above entitlements are based on full time roles (37.5 hours per week), please check your contract for full details of your sickness pay entitlement.

Learning & development opportunities

Through regular reviews, your manager will work with you on your learning and development. We offer a variety of opportunities to enhance your skills and abilities.

All staff will complete essential training which covers an induction to Grace Eyre and role specific training.

Grace Eyre managers will also complete a leadership training programme through a series modules tailored to our organisation.

See the details of our learning and development programmes.

Contact our learning and development team at training@grace-eyre.org for details of available training.

Refer a Friend

We are always looking to grow our teams of talented people. That’s why we offer a refer a friend scheme which could earn you £400 for each successful referral.

Cycle to work

We want to promote healthier journeys to work and to reduce environmental pollution so are offering opportunity to access the cycle to work scheme. You can save from 25%-39% on a new bike and accessories and could be eligible for a bike loan for up to £2,000.

How to register for the cycle scheme

  • Get a quote from a registered cycle scheme bike shop
  • Log on to our personal cycle scheme website to create your certificate
  • Your certificate will need to be approved online by HR
  • HR will request an invoice from the supplier
  • When HR get the invoice, HR will give you your certificate which you take to the bike shop to collect your bike
  • Monthly deductions will start from your pay

See the full details on the scheme and to apply.

Flexible working

We understand the importance of work life balance and promote flexible working. We offer hybrid working where possible and accept applications for sabbaticals.

Our Working Time / Flexible Working Policy explains how to apply for flexible working and how your request will be dealt with.

We offer paid time off for the different situations life brings.

You are entitled to paid leave for:

  • Emergency time off for dependants* = 5 days paid leave
  • Compassionate Leave* = 5 days paid leave
  • Carers leave* = 5 days paid leave
  • Jury service = We will top up your court attendance allowance to ensure you do not lose out on pay

*Entitlements are for full time employees (37.5 hours per week). Days are pro rata for part time employees.

Our Annual Leave and Other Leave Policy details your full entitlements.


We offer a contributory pension scheme through Royal London. For pensions queries and advice on your pension you should contact Royal London directly.

Website: www.royallondon.com
Phone: 0345 602 1885

If you are not a member of the pension but would like to join, please contact humanresources@grace-eyre.org.

Death in service

Our death in service benefit provides a lump sum of 3 times your salary. You can choose who you would like to nominate as the beneficiary for this benefit. If you would like to update your beneficiary, you should complete an updated form and email it to humanresources@grace-eyre.org.

Download the Death in Service Nomination Form and Emergency Contacts Form

Blue Light Card

Grace Eyre are inviting all staff to join the blue light card scheme for FREE.

What is the blue light card?

Blue Light Card provides those in the NHS, emergency services, social care sector and armed forces with discounts online and in-store. Blue Light card offers official discounts from large national retailers to local businesses in a wide range of categories including holidays, cars, days out, fashion, gifts, insurance, phones and much more!

This benefit was offered to staff as a limited time offer last year and due to the success, it has been reintroduced.

“I have just bought a new bed and they knocked £223 off just because I showed my card and I get 10% every time I shop in Asda!” – Geoff S, Choices

How to join?

To join click the link here: Welcome to Blue Light Card

You will need:

  • ID or recent payslip showing your eligibility
  • A payment of £4.99

Claim back the £4.99 in your expenses.

If you have any questions, please contact humanresources@grace-eyre.org

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