The benefits on offer at Blood Cancer UK

The benefits offered by Blood Cancer UK:

Pension and group risk

  • Group personal pension scheme for all employees with default contributions of 5% for employee and employer. Employees can change their contributions and if they maintain it above 3%, the employer contribution continues. Employer contributions increase to 10% upon completion of five years’ service and 15% upon completion of 10 years’ service.
  • Life assurance of four-times basic salary for pension scheme members.

Healthcare, wellbeing and mental health support 

  • All employees can take up to five wellbeing days per year.
  • Mental health first aiders.
  • Access to psychologists.
  • Employee assistance programme (EAP).
  • Learning and development sessions on mental health and wellbeing themes.
  • Funded flu vaccines.
  • Employees can claim up to £20 for eye tests and up to £60 for glasses.
  • Enhanced sick pay,

Work/life balance or family-friendly policies 

  • Agile working policy gives all employees autonomy over working times and location.
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity, shared parental and adoption leave: maternity/shared parental/adoption offer is 12 weeks at full pay, 12 weeks at half pay, followed by 15 weeks at the statutory rate. Paternity leave is six weeks at full pay.


  • 30 days; 31 in Scotland due to the additional bank holiday as employees have English bank holidays as a default.

Employee recognition scheme 

  • Monthly values and equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) based awards which all employees can nominate colleagues for.

Other benefits

  • Interest-free loans, up to £1,000 per year per employee.
  • Focus days for continuing professional development (CPD).
  • Access to L&D academy.
  • Bikes-for-work scheme.
  • Study leave.
  • Moving days.
  • Sabbaticals.