What benefits do Youth Sport Trust offer?

Great benefits for great employees

Our employees are our greatest assets and are central to our success. Our reward package includes both cash and non-cash benefits and it is important to us that the package of benefits we offer our employees represents what our employees value.

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All employees are encouraged to join the contributory pension scheme. You will receive 5% employer pension contribution, based on your basic salary. Your contribution will be a minimum of 4%

Group Life Assurance

You will be covered by our Group Life Assurance Scheme.

Free Parking

We provide free parking at SportPark or other designated Loughborough University car parks.

Home-working Allowance

If you are designated a home worker we will support you in setting up your home office.

Interest Free Season Ticket

You could benefit from our 6 month or 12 month interest free season ticket loans for bus, train or tube tickets.

Annual Leave

We provide a generous holiday entitlement of up to 30 days leave each year, of which 5 days are set by the Youth Sport Trust, plus 8 bank holidays (pro-rata for part-time employees).

Buying Additional Annual Leave

You have the opportunity to purchase additional annual leave each year.

Flexible Working

We recognises the need for employees to work flexibly and believe flexible working can increase staff motivation, promote work-life balance, reduce employee stress and improve performance and productivity.

Cash Plan

We recognise the importance of maintaining good health and wish to support you and your family with this. Our cash plan allows you to claim back a proportion of the cost of everyday healthcare and medical expenses including dental and optical costs. You can upgrade your level of cover to include your family by paying an additional contribution.

Sick Pay

We offer a generous occupational sickness scheme to support all employees through period of illness.

Maternity/Adoption Support and Pay

We offer enhanced company maternity/adoption support subject to qualifying criteria. The company maternity and adoption scheme pays 8 weeks full pay, followed by 8 weeks half pay and the remaining 31 weeks statutory maternity pay.

Paternity Support and Pay

We offer enhanced paternity support and pay subject to qualifying criteria. We will make up the difference between your basic salary and statutory pay, so you will receive 2 weeks full pay.

Length of Service Awards

As a token of our appreciation for your loyalty and dedication to the Youth Sport Trust, we provide awards to employees for length of service.

Volunteer Leave

We recognise the importance of volunteering and provide up to 5 days volunteer leave each year, of which 3 days are paid and 2 days are unpaid.

Active 30

We champion a healthy and happy working environment and your wellbeing is important to us. We encourage our people to take advantage of benefits such as our Cash Plan, as well as our “Active 30” initiative, which offers a varied timetable of lunchtime activities, including Boccia, Woodland Walks, Beach Volleyball and Yoga classes to name a few.

Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

We provide an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) to help you with support and advice on any problem and will work with you to find the best way of dealing with it. This is a support service providing counselling via telephone and face to face. It is confidential and available to you free 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Volunteering All our staff are encouraged to take advantage of our volunteer scheme which offers 3 days paid volunteering leave.

Volunteering fits with our values, benefits the local community, helps you to develop and broaden your skills and is good for your wellbeing. We will help you fit volunteering in and around your working week. It can be a one off or part of a regular volunteering activity.