The benefits offered by Sunrise Senior Living

Sunrise senior living

The benefits offered by Sunrise Senior Living:


Pension, protection and pay

  • A defined contribution (DC) pension scheme for all employees, delivered through a master trust. Contribution levels vary depending on seniority.
  • Income protection is available for salaried employees on an employer-funded basis. This pays up to 70% of their basic salary for a five-year fixed term, from week 26 of illness.
  • An annual incentive plan, based on a balanced scorecard approach, is available for salaried employees. Awards can range from 5% to 35% of base salary, excepting the executive team.
  • A recognition-focused bonus scheme for hourly paid staff; the general manager at each home can award a £250 cash bonus to employees that go above and beyond. This can be delivered as a gift voucher.

Health and wellbeing

  • Private medical insurance (PMI) is employer-funded for salaried employees. Senior staff can have family members added to their policy on an employer-funded basis; for non-managerial staff or junior managers, family can be added at a discounted rate on an employee-funded basis.
  • Eye tests are reimbursed up to the value of £20. The organisation will also contribute up to £50 per year towards any corrective eye-wear required.
  • Employee assistance programme (EAP).
  • Payroll loans and financial guidance.
  • Cycle-to-work scheme.
  • Annual health checks.

Family-friendly benefits

  • Enhanced maternity pay is available for level three senior managers; this awards 12 weeks of maternity leave at full pay, followed by a further 12 weeks of leave at 75% of base pay. Levels one and two-hourly paid and salaried staff receive maternity leave at a statutory level.
  • Statutory paternity leave, with the potential for an enhanced policy for level three senior managers.
  • Childcare vouchers.


  • A car allowance is provided for designated, regionally-based job roles where travel is required. This is also applicable for some senior executive staff within head office.
  • Hourly paid employees receive 28 days of annual leave, including bank holidays. If an employee works a bank holiday, they earn double their usual rate of pay.
  • Salaried employees receive 28 days of annual leave, exclusive of bank holidays; this accounts for 36 days overall. If a salaried employee is scheduled to work a bank holiday, they receive a day off in lieu.
  • A voluntary benefits scheme provides retail and lifestyle discounts.
  • Subsidised or free meals are included at some care home locations, dependent on general manager discretion.
  • An annual awards event corresponds with the organisation’s recognition programme.
  • Financial hardship grants provide 12 grants per year of up to £2,000 for employees facing significant monetary problems.