Salary & Benefits

 

SALARY

The pay band range is £32,965 - £35,637 per annum (pay scale GN07).  We appoint people on our scale depending on their experience. 

HOLIDAYS

A total of 34 days is provided annually. The annual leave allowance is 22 days plus 12 days public and local holidays, pro rata for part-time hours. Some flexibility is offered as to when public and local holidays are taken.  
 
WORK LIFE BALANCE

Blackwood promotes work life balance in relation to working hours. Our standard working week is 35 hours. We offer flexi time and the opportunity for flexible and occasional home working.  
 
PENSION SCHEME

Blackwood operates the NEST pension scheme for the benefit of its employees. Employer contributions are 4%, with a further contribution of 4% from the employee. All employees are automatically enrolled in the scheme once their earnings exceed the lower earnings limit.  
 
LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Blackwood is committed to the development of all our employees and provides significant opportunities to undertake additional qualifications. You will be given a comprehensive learning and development programme that includes paid local and corporate induction days. Blackwood will provide support for the successful candidate to undertake professional exams. 
 
LIFE ASSURANCE

A lump sum benefit equivalent to twice annual salary is provided at no cost to the employee. 
 
SICK PAY

Employees are eligible for enhanced payments during periods of sickness absence on completion of the probationary period. These are on a graded scale based on length of service.  The maximum entitlement after 6 years’ service is 26 weeks full pay and 26 weeks half pay. 
 
PHONE

Blackwood equips all employees with a company mobile phone on completion of induction and training. 
 
EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMME

Access to LifeWorks portal for all employees to help during times of personal issues at work or at home. 

 

 

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