Your Benefits


Workplace Pension

Pension contributions paid to the pension scheme attract tax relief and you will pay a percentage of your pensionable earnings into the pension scheme. UKHSA will also contribute a generous equivalent percentage of your salary into your pension. 

Season Ticket Loans

We offer an interest free season ticket loan to anyone who has at least 3 months' service with UKHSA and a ticket value of up to £10,000.

Cycle to work

Employees can hire up to £4,000 worth of bike and/or bike equipment a year. The hiring costs are deducted from their gross salary over a period of 12 months, allowing them to make substantial Tax and NI savings

Free eye test & flu jabs

Eye Tests

If you regularly use display screen equipment (DSE) at work (daily, for continuous periods of an hour or more), you are entitled to an eye test and corrective lenses, if necessary, for DSE use at our expense. Further details, including claiming for expenses, are available from the guidance for eye tests policy


Flu Jabs

UKHSA offer staff free flu jabs via various methods based on the your working arrangements (whether you are currently working on -site/off-site). Please note that staff must be paid by UKHSA to qualify. Staff who meet the national flu programme's eligibility criteria (including colleagues with underlying medical conditions) should request their flu vaccination from their GP. 

Staff working on-site will have access to on-site flu clinics from mid-September and colleagues not working on-site can request flu vaccine vouchers from their receiver organisations from 1 October. 

Rent Support

The rental deposit salary advance helps colleagues meet the cost of deposits for privately rented homes. We understand that this cost can be a barrier to people moving location, particularly during times of organisational change. 

Give as you earn

Employees can choose to support any charity of their choice with a regular donation direct from their pay. 

Employee assistance programme (EAP)

UKHSA staff have access to counselling support and a 24-hour confidential information and advice service. 

Civil Service Sports & Gym Discounts

CSSC offers participation in a wide range of sports clubs, social activities and heavy discounts across a range of goods and services, such as cinema tickets. It also offers free entry to all English Heritage and Historic Royal Palaces sites, and a free Tastecard for money off at restaurants, access to its own gyms and discounted rates at nearly 3000 other gyms. UKHSA colleagues also have exclusive discounts to The Gym Group and Anytime Fitness. 

Work-life balance

At UKHSA we believe that work-life balance is important and offer a variety of leave options. 

Annual Leave

On appointment – 26 days which can increase up to 32 days dependent on length of service. UKHSA recognises previous service from the Civil Service, Local Authorities and the NHS for the some service-related benefits, such as annual leave, sick pay and parental leave. 


Maternity/Adoption Leave

Any colleague who is expanding their family either via maternity or adoption is entitled to 52 weeks leave. How much of this will be paid leave will depend on your length of service. UKHSA’s occupational maternity and adoption offer provides 26 weeks at full pay dependent on your length of service. 

Paternity Leave

UKHSA’s occupational paternity offer provides 6 weeks at full pay dependent on your length of service. 

Shared Parental Leave

We offer the opportunity for eligible new parents to take a combined 52-week period jointly with pay mirroring our occupational maternity offer. More details can be found in the Shared Parental Leave Policy.

Special Leave

We understand that you need to balance your work with your domestic and family responsibilities. You can request to take special leave to support you in meeting these commitments. You can receive an additional 6 days paid leave in a 12-month rolling period. Please note this is pro rota if you work part time. There are several types of special leave including dependent care and bereavement leave

Flexible Working

We promote flexible working and different working patterns to suit a variety of needs.


Volunteering provides opportunities for lifelong learning, problem solving, increased awareness of community issues, communications skills and heightened awareness of equality of diversity. You can take up to 5 days special leave with pay for health and social care related activity

The Charity for Civil Servants

Everyone at UKHSA is a Civil Servant which ensure that you are eligible to apply for help from The Charity for Civil Servants.

The Charity for Civil Servants helps you and your financial dependants cope with issues or difficulties by offering information, advice and financial support during your working life and in retirement.(even after you retire or leave the Civil Service).

The charity offers help in 3 areas: Health & Wellbeing, Money & Debt Advice.

Health & Wellbeing

The UKHSA believe staff are the organisation’s most important asset. UKHSA and are committed to supporting the Health & Wellbeing of all staff. 

Occupational Health (OH)

Occupational Health Services are available to all staff via OH doctor and nurses supported by experienced administrators.

The Occupational Health Service also provides clear practical specialist advice for managers and staff incl. return to work from a period of sickness.

Self-referrals or agreed referrals from your line manager can be made at any time and then, appointments are arranged by Telephone and OH are happy to provide room access from these consultations if required/available.

There are many other services that are provided within the OH space including;

• COVID-19 advice (Managing the long-term effects and recovery)

• Pre-placement Work Health Assessments

• New Starters Assessments

• Vaccination & Immunisation Programmes

• Travel Health Advice

• Health Surveillance

• Night Work Assessment

• Workplace Exposure incidents

• Physiotherapy Services (Musculoskeletal)

Mental Wellbeing

Through UKHSA you have free paid access to mental health platforms, including Headspace & Togetherall. You can also sign up to free access to work mental health support, hire books and audiobooks from the wellbeing library at attend mindfulness sessions. 

Mental Health First Aiders

Mental Health First Aiders (MHFAs) are UKHSA staff volunteers who are trained to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue. When you need to talk confidentially, they will listen, reassure and signpost you to the appropriate services. 

Well-Being Champions

Wellbeing Champions are UKHSA staff volunteers who play an important role in improving the health and wellbeing of staff. They are enthusiastic ambassadors of the healthy workplace initiative who inform colleagues of UKHSA’s wellness programmes and resources and champion a healthy workplace culture in their team.

Support Groups & Networks

UKHSA offers a variety of support groups and networks for when you are going through a difficult time, these include; Grief and Bereavement, Cancer Support and Diabetes Support Networks

Workplace Adjustments

When offered a job in UKHSA if you have reasonable adjustment requirements, please discuss with the recruiting manager so that the adjustments and Workplace adjustment passport can be considered and implemented ahead of the date of joining.