Why work for TACT
As part of our drive to make TACT a great place to work, we are pleased to offer you the following range of benefits:
All staff receive 31 days annual leave each year and also the eight recognised public holidays (in England) [pro rata if part time]. For every five years continuous service (five full holiday years need to be completed – January to December), staff will receive one day’s extra leave per annum, providing that the maximum will be 35 days leave in total, irrespective of length of service.
Stakeholder Pension Scheme
From the date you start working for TACT, you are entitled to join the stakeholder pension scheme, currently through Scottish Widows at a minimum 3% of basic salary. You may opt-out of the scheme. TACT will contribute up to 5% of your annual salary on a matched basis. You can, of course, pay higher than 5% to secure yourself a better pension.
Death In Service Scheme
This is ten times your basic salary (generally) tax free subject to lifetime allowance limits. Further information is available from HR.
TACT has a generous company sick pay scheme for staff who are unable to attend work due to unavoidable sickness absence and who follow the set down notification and certification procedure. We also have access to Occupational Health advisers who provide expert medical opinions.
TACT values the commitment, experience and loyalty of those that have worked and made their career within the organisation. In recognition of this, a one off payment of £500 will be paid to an employee on completion of ten years continuous service and, thereafter, £500 for every five years continuous service completed.
12 week sabbaticals will be offered to staff with 10 years or more continuous service. The timing of the sabbatical will be mutually agreed between the line manager and the employee. Notice of intention to take a sabbatical should be requested in writing at least 6 months before the intended start of the sabbatical. An employee will be required to take 5 days of their annual leave entitlement (pro rata if part time) at the start of their sabbatical leave period. TACT will pay half salary for the remaining 11 weeks of the absence.
Family Friendly Policies
TACT provides a number of generous family friendly policies that provide benefits that exceed the statutory requirements. These include:
- Maternity leave
- Parental leave
- Paternity leave
- Time off for dependants
- Adoption leave
- Flexible working / working from home
Child Care Vouchers
We have a childcare voucher scheme that saves you money because they are tax-free and exempt from National Insurance contributions. You will receive part of your gross salary as cash and part as Childcare Vouchers under a salary sacrifice scheme.
Compressed Hours Working
To provide flexibility around working hours it is possible for staff to work a nine day fortnight, in agreement with your line manager. This is achieved by working the extra seven hours into the nine working days. Staff are not encouraged to work through their lunch break in order to build up time. This arrangement is available to staff that work 21 hours or more per week.
Out of Hours Duty Rota
For all our social work staff, who will be required to work on the out of hours duty rota, an allowance is paid.