Our over-riding aim is to reduce reoffending and protect the public.
Through our payroll system, we has arranged a salary sacrifice childcare option. This means that staff who have childcare responsibilities can choose to offset their salary to achieve a tax benefit which will then contribute towards the funding of childcare costs.
Staff are entitled to a reimbursement of the cost of eye and eyesight tests if they are required to regularly work with a Visual Display Unit.
Our basic leave entitlement for all full-time staff (pro-rata for part-time staff) is 27 days inclusive of service days rising to 33 days inclusive. In addition, there is payment for eight Public/Bank holidays (pro-rata for part-time staff).
24/7 helpline is available for staff to ring for confidential advice on a range of issues covering health, relationships, financial and legal issues.
We operates a flexible working arrangement whereby staff have some flexibility, subject to agreement with their line manager, in choosing starting and finishing times.
In addition, staff may (subject to work demands and management approval) work additional hours in one flexi-time period which can be accumulated and used to a maximum of two days leave of absence in the following flexi-time period. The flexi-time period is four weeks.
We offer an interest-free season ticket loan to all staff who are confirmed in post. The loan is repaid directly in monthly instalments from your salary.
Health Assured is our Employee Assistance Provider.
They are an independent provider of confidential support and professional counselling services who are available 24 hours 365 days a year.
They provide confidential support services to help staff deal with personal matters.
“I’m trying to change my life. In six months time I want to be in a better flat and be working.”
Peer pressure from his mates got Robert into a pattern of shoplifting and street crime, funding possessions that he couldn’t possibly ask his mum for. When he started taking drugs his offending behaviour escalated.
With the support of his probation service officer and gaining a sense of purpose through Community Payback and volunteering he began to break the revolving pattern of custody and reoffending. Read Robert’s full story.