Staff Benefits

ShareAction’s UK staff enjoy a wide range of benefits, including a generous holiday allowance, a competitive pension and an excellent health plan. Read on for more details!

ShareAction’s UK staff enjoy a wide range of benefits, including a generous holiday allowance, a competitive pension and an excellent health plan. Read on for more details!

Hours of Work and Flexible Working

The standard working week at ShareAction is 35 hours. We actively encourage staff to work in ways that best suit their needs and our flexible working policy provides examples of many of the options available – such as part-time and term-time working, job sharing, home working and working compressed hours.

Holidays

All full-time staff are entitled to 25 days holiday per year (increasing to 27 days after 5 years’ service) + 3 days between Christmas and New Year + public holidays.

Pension

ShareAction contribute 8% of gross salary to staff pensions, and, if staff elect to sacrifice part of their salary to make additional contributions, we’ll further contribute the amount of employer National Insurance that we save too.

Health Scheme

All UK staff benefit from a Westfield Health cash plan enabling them to claim money back on optical and dental treatment, as well as physiotherapy, acupuncture, osteopathy, chiropody and homeopathy. The scheme also includes benefits such as a 24-hour advice line, face-to-face counselling, and concessionary health club membership. Dependent children are covered by the scheme and partners can be added for a small charge.

Season Ticket Loan

All staff can use our annual season ticket loan to spread the cost of traveling to work over six, 10 or 12 months, meaning that they can benefit from the discounts that six-month or annual tickets often provide without the large upfront expense.

Cycle to Work Scheme

This scheme provides all staff with a tax efficient way to buy a bicycle and accessories (such as a helmet, lights and all that lovely lycra) up to a value of £1000.

Training and Development

ShareAction is committed to the development and growth of its employees. We offer regular in-house and external development opportunities and encourage staff to identify other learning opportunities that work for them.

Sick Pay

ShareAction offers a significantly enhanced sick pay scheme that increases with length of service.

Family Friendly Benefits

ShareAction know how important family is and offer our staff generous leave. This includes the following:

Maternity and Adoption Pay
Staff who’ve worked for us continuously for a year or more are entitled to enhanced maternity or adoption pay so long as they come back to work for us. This comprises 18 weeks at 90% salary followed by 21 weeks statutory pay.

Paternity Pay
Staff who’ve worked for us continuously for a year or more are entitled to enhanced paternity pay for two weeks at 90% salary.

Shared Parental Pay
Our shared parental leave pay arrangements mirror our other policies and, if eligible, staff can benefit from up to 18 weeks enhanced parental leave pay at 90% salary in addition to the balance of any statutory payments they may be entitled to.

Supporting Mental Health

We strive to make ShareAction a supportive place to work. We have trained mental health first aiders in place, provide training for all managers on managing mental health and for all staff on mental health awareness. We run a mindfulness session every week and are working on our Time to Change action plan.

A bit more about us

ShareAction is a charity which promotes responsible investment by pension funds and other institutional investors. We believe that investment can be a force for good, serving savers and communities, and protecting our environment for the long term. We campaign on specific environmental and social issues that the investment industry has the power to influence, like climate change and workers’ rights. We advocate for policy changes required to enable responsible investment to thrive. We undertake research and rankings to drive up best practice among pension funds and asset managers. And we work with savers to help them push their pension schemes towards more responsible behaviour and sustainable investment practices.