The attitude and professionalism of our staff is what makes the difference for our customers. We'll give you the support you need to become the best you can be. How do we do this?
- We pay you a competitive salary – set at market average.
- We offer attractive benefits such as pension, generous annual leave and sick pay.
- We actively support your learning and development.
- We value diversity and promote equal opportunities.
We believe it's crucial that our people are fairly rewarded so we review our package and benchmark our salaries regularly to make sure the total reward package attracts, motivates and retains the best people. In addition to the staff benefits you would expect of a top class employer, we offer generous leave provisions, a variety of health and well-being benefits plus support for both personal and professional development. And you'll be working every day in a positive atmosphere and culture with amazing colleagues!
Here are some good reasons to join us!
We know pay is important so we regularly check to make sure we are paying market average salaries.
- Pension - The most substantial financial benefit West Kent offers you is employer contributions to a pension scheme. You will be ‘auto-enrolled’ into our direct contribution scheme with Royal London. You contribute at least 3% of your basic salary and West Kent will double match your own contribution (at its discretion) up to a maximum of 10% of your basic salary.
- Life assurance - if you die while employed by West Kent a life assurance policy pays a lump sum of three times your annual salary to the person listed as your next of kin.
- Income protection health insurance after six months' service (subject to the policy conditions), paying 50% of salary if you are off sick for more than six months.
- Interest free season ticket loan for cost of train fare to and from work.
- Occupational sick pay and maternity and parental leave pay
- Shopping discount vouchers available through our Medicash health plan
Leave and working hours
West Kent offers a range of flexible opportunities around leave and working hours. Among these are:
- 25 days annual leave (increasing to 30 days after five years’ service) boosted by three additional days during Christmas closure. Leave is in proportion to hours worked.
- Opportunity each year to buy or sell annual leave.
- Annual leave can be booked by the hour.
- Up to three days a year for volunteering leave.
- Flexible working opportunities, such as job sharing or changing working hours or patterns.
- Enhanced maternity, adoption and shared parental leave provisions.
Health and wellbeing
We want our staff to be in top shape and look after themselves. So we encourage healthy lifestyles by offering these benefits:
- £150 annual grant towards some sport, hobby or activity that enhances your well-being.
- Employee assistance programme for support with a variety of personal issues.
- Active social committee with subsidised events.
- Medicash health cash plan, including the following annual cover;
- £65 Routine dental treatments
- £250 Dental accident and injury
- £65 Optical
- £200 Specialist consultations, diagnostic tests and scans including CT, MRI and PET scans
£160 Complementary therapies – covers physiotherapy; sports massage, acupuncture; osteopathy and chiropractic treatments
- £75 Alternative therapies – covers reflexology; reiki; Indian head massage, Bowen and Alexander technique, homeopathy, allergy testing and hypnotherapy as part of treatment plan
- £20 Chiropody
- £20 Prescriptions and flu jabs
- £100 Health screening
Personal and career development
We understand that investment in people leads to motivated staff and improved business performance. West Kent offers;
- Regular one to ones with line management and a yearly review to look at performance. Staff are encouraged to talk about career aspirations and learning and development needs.
- Job shadowing and secondment opportunities.
- A coaching and mentoring programme.
- Support for professional and vocational qualifications.
- Reimbursement of professional membership fees for relevant organisations