Why work for us
Rewards and benefits
Being a successful water company takes lots of different people, all working hard to keep our essential service flowing. That’s why we’re so passionate about recognising and rewarding the great work our colleagues do. Some of our benefits include:
Pension scheme – Company contribution of up to 10% of salary (based on level of employee contribution)
Flexible and remote working
Life Assurance – 4 x salary
Holiday – Five weeks rising to six weeks after five years
Flexible annual leave – ability to buy or sell holiday each year
Health Cash Plan – employees can claim money back for a wide-range of healthcare costs such as dental, optical, prescription, X-ray and MRI scans
Employee Assistance Programme – confidential counselling and advice
Ride to work scheme
Season ticket loans
Corporate rate deals – EE phone deal, Virgin Media, Toshiba, Bosch and many local gym corporate rates
Health and Wellbeing
We want our people to feel supported at work, which is why looking after our colleagues mental and physical health is our top priority. After going through a transformation period due to the Covid-19 pandemic many of our colleagues are now working remotely. We want to ensure both mental and physical health is looked after no matter what, and we have a range of tools and benefits in place to help:
Mental Health First Aiders
We're proud to have more than 40 trained Mental Health First Aiders in place across the company. They're our 'go to' people for staff who are in times of crisis. They're not there to judge, counsel or advise, but they have been trained and are equipped with the skills to support staff in times of distress. They have the tools available to guide and support staff towards professional help.
Employee Assistance Programme
We offer a 100 per cent confidential helpline to support employees and their family with a range of personal issues. Health Assured, an independent provider, offer the service 24 hours a day. It also offers a range of additional support if required, including face to face counselling.
We have Safety Representatives throughout the business who attend our health and safety committee meetings and work to ensure employees have their voices heard on policy issues.
Work / life balance
We know the best staff want the best terms and conditions, but we also know that a good work/life is about more than that. The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way we all work and we are committed to improving this new agile way of working and communicating in the future. This includes offering more flexible and remote ways of working and using the latest technology to keep in touch.
We're a social bunch (whether in person or via Zoom) and our sports and social club costs just £2 a month and gives our employees the chance to get discounted tickets on all sorts of concerts, West End shows, weekend's away and family days out. We also offer an on-site deli at our head office and weekly keep fit classes.
We also pride ourselves on offering the following
We raise a lot of money for charity and encourage our employees to get involved with fundraising for WaterAid, which we support in its bid to provide clean water to the world’s poorest people. Our staff have volunteered at events such as Glastonbury and have also taken part in the 6 Peak Challenge.
We run a bi-annual award ceremony called STARS to recognise the achievements of our staff and partners to celebrate excellence within our company. We also hold annual long service and recognition awards to celebrate milestone and achievements.
Disability Confident Employer
As a Disability Confident Committed Employer, we're committed to recruiting and retaining people with disabilities, and people with health conditions, for their skills and talent. Please ensure you make us aware of any disabilities when applying to ensure we can support you through the process.