Rewards, benefits and wellbeing

We value our employees and want them to share in the success that their hard work, dedication and professionalism brings to our children, young people and families.

  • Annual leave

Up to 40 days’ paid holiday each year, including bank holidays for full time staff.

  • Sick leave and pay

Our enhanced sick pay currently outperforms the NHS agenda for change terms and conditions. Employees are entitled to six months full pay and six months half pay from their first day of service.

  • Enhanced parental leave

Maternity pay is matched to the NHS.

  • Pension

We offer two pension schemes through the NHS and Aviva. If you are a contributing NHS pension scheme member within 12 months of joining the hospice and apply within three months of your start date, you can apply to continue your NHS Pension membership. Our generous Aviva pension offers a limit-matched tiered increase of up to 10% contribution for employees and 10% for employers.

  • Life insurance (NHS and Aviva)

Permanent staff cover is two times annual salary.

  • Our EAP service

As a caring and supportive working environment we provide access to a comprehensive confidential service that offers guidance of a range of personal matters, including up to eight sessions of one-to-one counselling services. Areas covered are: family and relationship advice, bereavement and loss, stress, anxiety and depression, child and dependent care, health and lifestyle. This service is accessed in a range of formats, including an app.

  • Occupational health (OH) service

Eligible staff are required to declare their fitness at the start of employment through our OH provider. The service can be accessed to assess and recommend workplace adjustments, as part of our inclusive environment.

  • Free parking is provided at Martin House Children's Hospice, Boston Spa 
  • Sabbaticals

For our staff with over 10 years’ service



  • Simply Health Cash plan 

A contributory reimbursement scheme that provides cover for all staff and family members, covering a range of health and medical services.

  • Education service

Organisational development and new practices in employees' roles is supported by dedicated education practitioner support in our care directorate.

  • Free flu vaccinations (care staff)

All staff are encouraged to vaccinate themselves every year.

  • Free sight tests

We offer a corporate eyecare voucher with Specsavers.

  • Professional indemnity insurance

In compliance with the NMC and GMC, we provide professional indemnity insurance or cover the costs of those eligible staff (for duties on behalf of Martin House) who pay for their own, subject to the terms and conditions for legal liability arising from their actions.

  • Will writing services

Staff currently have access to a free will writing service.

  • Compassionate/bereavement leave

In cases of immediate family bereavement (parent, spouse, partner, child, sibling) staff are granted up to one contractual working week of paid leave.

  • Complimentary refreshments

Complimentary tea, coffee and milk is available onsite.

  • Corporate gym membership

We offer a local gym discount scheme to all staff — offering a reduced, non-contractual (30 days’ notice) membership at 16 leisure centres throughout Leeds and surrounding areas, including Wetherby. This supports our aim to improve the wellbeing and mental health of our staff.

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