Benefits of working for RNIB

What we can offer you

Competitive salary

We offer competitive salaries which are benchmarked against similar organisations and are reviewed annually. All staff on RNIB payscales receive a minimum of the living wage.

Excellent pension schemes

RNIB offers a range of generous pension scheme plans with varying amounts that you and RNIB contribute. RNIB employees are eligible for schemes offering a 6 percent employee contribution and 12.5 percent employer contribution.

BucksVision employees can join the staff pension scheme immediately and contribute up to 10 percent of gross earnings which BucksVision will match. The scheme is the Flexible Retirement Plan invested and administered TPT (formerly The Pensions Trust). You will be automatically enrolled immediately but you will have the option to increase you contributions or should you wish to opt out.

For CIB employees, if you are eligible you’ll be automatically enrolled into the National Employment Savings Trust (NEST) workplace pension scheme. NEST is a straightforward pension scheme that gives you one retirement pot for life.

All eligible teaching staff will be automatically enrolled into the Teachers’ Pension Scheme (TPS). You will have the option to opt out.

Details relating to TPS can be found by clicking through to their website: https://www.teacherspensions.co.uk/members/your-scheme.aspx

All non-teaching staff employed on a Specialist Learning Trust contract will be given the opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS). You will have the option to opt out.

Generous holiday entitlement

Our holiday entitlement starts at 26 days per year plus bank holidays which increases with service. Part-time employees receive a pro-rata entitlement. The holiday year runs from 1 April to 31 March.

Annual Leave Trading

In April of each year, staff will have the opportunity to sell up to 5 days leave back to the organisation or alternatively to buy up to an additional 5 days annual leave.

Maternity Leave

In addition to the statutory maternity leave entitlement for staff who become pregnant, we also provide enhanced maternity benefit for staff who have more than 1 year’s service. We provide up to 2 weeks full paid paternity leave to staff whose partner is pregnant.

Flexible working arrangements

We offer a wide range of flexible working hours, including flexi-time and time off in lieu for many posts.

Life Assurance

All staff are covered under the life assurance policy for 4 times their annual salary.

Assistance with travel costs

We also offer our employees interest-free season ticket loans for rail and bus travel and car parking, following 6 months of employment.

In-house training and development opportunities

Throughout the RNIB Group, we understand the value of developing our employees’ skills and knowledge. Therefore, we invest a lot of resources every year in order to offer our staff a wide range of in-house training and development opportunities, including the opportunity to apply for interest-free loans for external job related training. As part of our development and support initiatives, we promote coaching, mentoring, secondments and job shadowing.

Employee Assistance Programme

The RNIB Group also offers free of charge an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) Helpline, which is confidential and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to all RNIB employees, their immediate family members (living in the same household) and dependent children.

Free eye tests for all staff members

All RNIB Group staff are entitled to a regular eye test, paid for by the organisation.

Childcare benefits

If you have children, we can offer access to a government approved employee benefit offered by Childcare-Plus, that allows you to receive part of your salary free of Tax and National Insurance saving you money.

Cycle to Work scheme

RNIB Group offers the Cycle2work/Cycleplus scheme to all employees, providing the opportunity to purchase a new bike with a tax saving.

Health Cash Plans

Holiday Saturday Fund (HSF) Health Cash Plan is an easy and affordable way to help you spread the cost of health care not covered free by the NHS, The HSF health plan is an inexpensive health cash plan which helps to cover the cost of health care for you and your family.

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