Benefits

Find out about the great range of employee benefits and opportunities Sense offers staff.

Annual leave

On joining Sense, full-time staff are given 24 days paid holiday plus bank holidays. This rises up to 28 days the longer you stay with us.

Pension scheme

Our contributory pension scheme options include matching your contributions up to 5% and free financial advice on your pension options.

Salary exchange

Put simply, salary exchange cuts your income tax and National Insurance contributions, and if you have a student loan, reduces your monthly repayments.  You can do salary exchange on your pension contribution and use our tax-free cycle scheme to buy a bike and equipment. 

Life assurance

We give free life assurance that covers twice your salary. 

Discount scheme

We offer a range of employee discounts and 10% off purchases in our charity shops.

Season ticket loan

You can take out a season ticket loan to help you buy a ticket to travel to work.

Recognition and thanks

We celebrate the achievements of every person who works with us, and have an annual Sense Awards scheme that gives recognition and thanks to our top teams and staff.    

Group of people at Sense Awards holding certificates. They are standing in front of a backdrop with the Sense logo on it.

Health and wellbeing support

We offer Sense Sick Pay to top up Statutory Sick Pay to your full pay, based on how long you have worked for us.  We have a wellbeing programme with information, training and online activities to support you. 

Flexible working arrangements and family-friendly policies

We have a wide range of full time and part time roles and offer flexible working arrangements. Our family leave offer includes paying top ups to maternity, adoption and paternity leave to give you full pay for some of your time off. 

Employee assistance programme

We pay for an employee assistance programme that's available to all of our team members 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. This gives you access to independent and confidential telephone counselling support, personal legal advice and financial information and health advice across a range of medical and wellbeing issues.

Recommend a friend

If you recommend a friend or someone in your family to come and work for Sense, you can be paid up to £200 through our employee referral scheme.

We listen to you

We always listen to what our employees think about working at Sense. We do this through our Staff Forum, which meets regularly with our Richard Kramer, our Chief Executive, and through our employee opinion surveys.

Learning and development

Sense has an exceptional induction programme for all employees, which includes face-to-face learning and eLearning on a wide range of topics.

Following your induction, you can take advantage of additional learning and development opportunities. Find out more about our approach to personal development.

Getting involved

You'll have lots of opportunities to get involved with Sense across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, whether it's volunteering (including on our amazing Sense Holidays or Sense Arts, Sport and Wellbeing programmes) or taking part in one of our fundraising activities or events