Employee benefits

From Communications and MEL to Fundraising and Programmes, our team supports hundreds of thousands of members every year. In turn, we support our team, providing a range of enhanced employee benefits that set Hand in Hand apart.

Why work at Hand in Hand?

Work-life balance: We offer home working as standard on Mondays and Fridays. Flexible working requests (including compressed hours) will be considered for all roles.

Positive, inclusive culture: Being an employer of choice is one of Hand in Hand’s six strategic goals. We aim to have an 80% recommender score (measured via our yearly staff survey). We believe diversity drives innovation and excellence and aim to recruit 33% of all new roles from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in the charity sector.

Family-friendly workplace and sector-best parental leave: Hand in Hand is committed to financially empowering families and breaking down restrictive gender stereotypes. We offer employees parental leave at 20 weeks’ full pay or equivalent to new mothers or primary caregivers and 13 weeks’ full pay or equivalent to new fathers or secondary caregivers (this also applies for adoption and surrogacy). We also offer five days paid dependents leave per year.

International travel: Visiting our programmes and meeting the entrepreneurs we support is one of the most exciting and rewarding parts of working for Hand in Hand.

Pension contributions (above and beyond the norm): Join our team and we’ll pay 6.5 percent of earnings into your pension each month. That’s more than double the legal requirement of 3 percent, and almost a third more than the UK average of 4.5 percent.

Homeworking contribution: We provide a monthly contribution towards working from home costs, such as utilities.

Annual leave: 26 days a year, plus bank holidays. Increasing after two years’ service by a day per year up to 30 days a year.

Cycle to Work scheme: Receive a bicycle worth up to £1,000 tax-free, repaid over 12 months by means of salary sacrifice.

Our culture

We believe collaboration is the key to creating change, and, as part of a global organisation, work with colleagues in Kenya, Tanzania, Afghanistan, Sweden, Germany and the US to create and deliver world class programmes. Our flat structure encourages cross-team working – from programmes and fundraising to communications and events.

Like the women we support, Hand in Hand is entrepreneurial by nature. We’re lean, results-focused and excited by innovation. Got a great idea? Let’s try it! There’s no stifling bureaucracy here.

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