SALARY AND BENEFITS

 

SALARY

The pay band range is £44,223 - £47,809 per annum. 

HOLIDAYS

A total of 34 days are provided annually. The annual leave allowance is 22 days plus 12 days public and local holidays.  Some flexibility is offered as to when public and local holidays are taken.

PENSION SCHEME

Blackwood operates the NEST pension scheme for the benefit of its employees. Blackwood makes equal contribution to those made by the employee. All employees are automatically enrolled in the scheme once their earnings exceed the lower earnings limit.

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 based on a graded scale based on length of service.  The maximum entitlement is 26 weeks full pay and 26 weeks half pay after 6 years’ service.

CHILD CARE VOUCHER SCHEME

Blackwood operates this scheme with Imagine Co-Operative Childcare voucher scheme; www.employeebenefits.coop/childcare-vouchers/

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.

LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Blackwood is committed to the development of all our employees and provides significant opportunities to undertake additional qualifications.

CPD

We are very happy to support, and indeed encourage, Continuing Professional Development. 

PHONE

Blackwood equips all employees with a company mobile phone on joining the company.

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMME

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