Benefits

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

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

Recognition and thanks

We celebrate the daily achievements of every person who works with us, including through our annual Sense Awards.    

Group of people at Sense Awards

Competitive annual leave and the opportunity to buy more

On joining Sense you're entitled to 24 days annual leave plus your usual bank holidays. This rises to 26 days after five years' service and 28 days after ten years. We also offer a scheme to buy and sell annual leave up to a maximum of four days.

Pension scheme

We offer a contributory pension scheme where Sense will match your contributions from 1% to 5%, an auto-enrolment pension, free financial advice on pension options and you can use our free 'pension monster' retirement planning tool to help inform your decisions around pensions.

Salary sacrifice schemes

We offer childcare vouchers, the ability to salary sacrifice your pension contributions and a cycle scheme to purchase bikes and equipment.

Health and wellbeing support

As well as an occupational sick pay scheme, we offer access to personal health support, both internally and through our occupational health provider website, HEALTHMATTERS.

Flexible working arrangements and family-friendly policies

We have a wide range of full time and part time roles, and offer flexible working arrangements. If you're looking for a Support Worker role with full flexibility we also have relief roles available. Take a look at our latest vacancies.

Discount schemes

We offer discounts on mobile phone and tablets with EE, and a 10% employee discount in Sense shops.

Assistance programme

Sense's employee assistance programme is available to all of our team members 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. This includes counselling support, health advice, personal legal advice and financial information.

Referral scheme

A member of staff can receive up to £200 for referring a friend or family member to come and work for Sense.

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 with the CEO four times a year, and through our employee opinion surveys.