Our aim is to be an excellent employer and create a healthy work environment so you can be the best version of yourself. Our flexible Life Matters benefits package has been designed around the things our people value most to give you choice around what you need to live well at work, rest and play – you’ll have access to all these benefits during your time with us.
Life Matters has six main elements:
1. Mind Matters
Mind Matters Champions are RHP Group employees who’ve been trained to recognise the signs of mental health problems in the workplace, guide you towards professional help and support you through difficult moments.
Our Engagement Champions Group (ECG) are the heartbeat of the organisation and the voice of our employees. They welcome your views about working at RHP so they can share information, take ideas forward and make changes across the business.
Togetherall is a confidential online portal that offers 24/7 mental health support. So if you’re struggling to cope, you don’t have to do it alone. Togetherall offers a safe, and anonymous community to connect from anywhere, at any time.
Your Simplyhealth membership offers you access to up to six structured counselling sessions with an experienced counsellor if it’s more formal support you need.
Our buddy scheme is another support option. It matches employees up so they can keep in touch with one another and check in for a chat. You might feel you’d benefit from having a regular chat to someone from another team - either to check you’re both doing OK, or to get a different perspective on a specific work or home issue.
2. Body Matters
We pay for Level 5 cover with Simplyhealth. This helps you to claim money back on the cost of everyday healthcare, like eye tests, trips to the dentist and physiotherapy. You can also choose to top up your membership the Level 6 (currently the highest level available).
The health of our employees is important, so we offer free flu jabs to all employees and Hepatitis B jabs to caretakers and first aiders.
We offer bike loans through the government scheme (Cyclescheme). You’ll get tax-free, National Insurance free and interest-free help with the cost of buying a bike and equipment.
3. Soul Matters
Work should be something you do, not somewhere you go, so our flexible working approach is all about doing Your Work Your Way so you can be the best version of yourself, get the best out of life and achieve a great outcome for our customers. Flexible working isn’t just home working: it includes flexing your hours to suit you, breaking up your hours throughout the day, working remotely from another location and buying and selling holiday.
Giving back to the community is important to our people. Most companies only allow one day a year for volunteering activities, but at RHP employees who work more than 18 hours a week can have up to two days.
Our social purpose is strong, and our employees value the opportunity to give back to the local community, so having a nominated charity is important. All our fundraising efforts are currently for The Vineyard Community Centre in Richmond.
We offer 27 days’ annual leave and paid leave for eight bank holidays from 1 April to 31 March. For part-time workers, your holiday and bank holiday entitlement is pro-rata. For the times when you have something special planned or need a little extra in your bank account, you can buy or sell your holiday.
4. Money Matters
Fancy an easy pay rise? Start a pension and there you have it! Pensions can be confusing, but the truth is, they’re just a tax-free pot of cash you and RHP pay into, as a way of saving for retirement. We have a Defined Contribution (DC) scheme. If you meet the criteria you’ll automatically be enrolled into our DC pension scheme. You contribute 3% and we’re committed to matching and doubling that, from 6% up to a maximum of 11.3%.
We’re committed to reviewing salaries every year. And we’re a London Living Wage employer, which means we’re voluntarily taking a stand to make sure your pay covers the cost of important stuff – like rent and food bills.
We know there may be times where you need to make big purchases up front and could do with some help. That’s why we have a choice of four interest-free loans that you pay back over a 12-month period: for help with paying for a digital device, season ticket, tenancy deposit or fertility treatment.
Most of us have some form of personal finance outstanding, like credit cards, and often we may be paying high interest rates. Salary Finance offers you a way to pay off your debts quicker, at a lower cost and boost your savings.
5. Family Matters
We offer maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave to help you make time for the people that matter most.
We offer extra paid leave to support you with moving to a new house, caring for someone, getting married, becoming a grandparent or dealing with a bereavement.
We offer an interest-free fertility loan for any employee who is going through fertility treatment, as we know the financial impact it can have.
6. Recognition Matters
Showing appreciation for all things – big and small – goes a long way. It’s only polite after all. But it’s powerful too. Here are the ways you can show thanks at RHP – from wherever you are.
Learn and grow
We take people’s development seriously: it helps us achieve our vision of being an excellent employer and providing excellent customer service.
As part of our commitment to grow and develop talent, we offer apprenticeships across most teams – like finance, housing, estate services, and HR.
Apprenticeships are a great stepping stone at the start of your career, and an opportunity to combine practical on-the-job training with studying. If you’re already in a job you enjoy but need a helping hand to get you moving up the career ladder, apprenticeship courses can help you too.
Once your apprenticeship is complete, we will support you in finding the right employment to suit you: whether or not it’s with RHP Group.
Investing in learning
We put a lot of money towards professional development. To help our people be the best they can be, we provide fun, targeted training opportunities throughout the year.
The RHP Climbing Frame
Our career development programme is all about offering opportunities just for our people. They could involve a permanent change of job, a temporary move to try something different or a meatier project. We help them move up, across or even diagonally to achieve their future career aspirations.
Professional qualifications and fees to professional bodies
Once you pass your trial period, you can claim a year’s subscription to a professional body that relates to your job role.