Employee benefits

Brooke employees enjoy a competitive benefits package.

The People

Working alongside our passionate and dedicated staff is one of the main attractions of working at Brooke. Staff here are experts in their field, which contributes to informal learning and knowledge sharing opportunities across the organisation.

Pay and pension

  • Annual review of salary in line with cost of living allowance
  • Four percent employer pension contribution, rising to eight percent after one year
  • Market testing UK salaries every two years

Health and wellbeing benefits

  • BUPA health cash plan
  • Employee Assistance Programme and up to six free counselling sessions
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Life assurance/death in service benefit
  • Income protection up to two years for long term sickness
  • Personal Accident cover
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Mental Health First Aiders

Family friendly benefits

  • Enhanced maternity, adoption and paternity leave
  • Shared parental leave

Travel benefits

  • Season ticket loan
  • Travel insurance (for work-related travel)
  • Vaccinations and security training (for work-related travel)

Work life balance

  • 25 days' annual leave and all eight bank holidays
  • Option to buy/sell up to five days of annual leave a year pro rata for part time staff
  • Flexible working
  • Time off in lieu

Professional development

  • Reimbursement of relevant professional membership
  • Blended learning opportunities with a combination of e-learning, face-to-face and virtual classroom delivery
  • Learning Pathways (being introduced in 2022/2023)
  • Overseas travel (if required as part of your role)
  • Secondments, coaching and mentoring opportunities
  • We also run workshops such as Share and Learns, Learning Circles and Focus Groups to support peer learning
  • Performance Management Process includes 1-to-1s, mid year and annual reviews

Have your say

We have a staff consultation group which meets every quarter. Representatives from each directorate are nominated within their own area. They meet with senior management on a quarterly basis with agenda items being raised to discuss and consider further on behalf of staff and each member. In addition, the senior leadership team will take the opportunity to update and consult with the staff consultation group on any organisational or policy changes being considered to get their views.