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Employee benefits

  • We offer a generous flexible benefits package, a friendly working environment and the opportunity to develop your career within a professional organisation.

    Annual leave

    Full-time staff get 25 days of annual leave, in addition to public holidays. This increases to:

    • 27 days after two years' service
    • 30 days after five years' service

    If you’re a part-time employee, the allowance is calculated pro rata based on your contracted hours.

    Pension (DC Scheme)

    Defined contribution (DC) schemes are occupational pension schemes where your own contributions and your employer's contributions are both invested.

    Employees can join the pension scheme at any point in the year. However, staff can only join salary sacrifice on 1 January and 1 July each year. For more information on salary sacrifice, staff can email HRD Direct.

    We contribute two times our employees' contributions up to 3.5% of your notional base pay, and one and a half times any contributions you make between 3.5% and 7%. Notional pay is your salary before salary sacrifice.

    If you contribute 7% of your notional base pay, our contribution will be 12.25%. If you contribute more than 7%, our contribution will remain at 12.25%.

    Flexible allowance

    You can take an additional 3% of annual basic salary (non-consolidated, non-pensionable) as income, paid monthly, or use it to buy additional benefits.

    You can only buy additional benefits after you complete your probation. The benefits purchase window opens once a year for you to make your selections.

    Life assurance

    You’re covered for a lump sum life assurance cover of four times your notional base pay if you die while working at the Law Society, up until the age of 70.

    Private medical insurance

    You’re entitled to this taxable benefit at the start of your employment.

    Health screening

    All staff are eligible for this tax-free benefit after they’ve completed two years of employment.

    Season ticket loan

    A season ticket loan of up to £5,000 is available after you complete your probation.

    Help with professional development

    Providing certain conditions are met, we offer:

    • study leave of up to 5 days in a 12-month period to support longer-term programmes of study and sitting exams
    • funding of up to £2,000 and assistance with buying essential materials and books of up to £200 per year

    Maternity leave

    You can take up to 12 months’ absence while on maternity leave. The payment amounts during this time vary depending on your length of service.

    Paternity leave

    You’re entitled to two weeks’ ordinary paternity leave. You can take additional leave of up to 26 weeks, provided certain conditions are met.

    Childcare allowance

    Employees returning from maternity, paternity or adoption leave are eligible for a supplementary allowance of £200 per month for a period of 6 months. This is subject to normal tax and National Insurance deductions.

    Health club membership

    We offer subsidised health club membership after you complete your probation. This is a company-funded and taxable benefit.

    If you wish to confirm the benefits for the role you're interested in, email HRD Direct.

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