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Employee benefits

Our people are what make Hft great.  It’s our employee’s dedication to ensuring that the people we support continue to live the best lives possible that has made Hft the charity that it is today.

So we reward our employees with all kinds of benefits…

Salaries and premiums

We pay competitive rates for our sector and regularly monitor local market information to help ensure we continue to be as competitive as we can. We pay extra if you work on a bank holiday, and we’re also campaigning for the sector to be better funded, to help ensure that people working in learning disability services continue to be paid fairly for the exceptional work they do.


As an employee, you can join our pension scheme from day one of your employment with us. It’s available to all new starters (subject to you meeting eligibility criteria), and Hft will match employee contributions up to a total of 3% of eligible earnings, helping your retirement savings pot to grow.

33 days’ leave

Hft employees receive at least 33 days’ leave (including the 8 statutory bank holidays), pro rata for people who work part time.

Access to an industry-leading training and development programme

As an Hft employee, you’ll be supported to receive all of the training and development you need to excel as a support worker. This includes a comprehensive induction, access to e-learning, coaching, and face to face training. As Hft’s has been recognised by Skills for Care as a training and development Centre of Excellence, you can be confident that the training you’ll receive is among the best in the sector.

Our Investors in People Silver award highlights the value that our staff give to our learning and development programme.

Life Assurance

Hft provides free life assurance for all employees under the age of 65 for the duration of your employment with Hft. If the worst happens, your beneficiary will receive a pay-out equivalent to three times your annual contracted salary at the date of death.

Family-friendly policies

We appreciate the importance of getting the work/life balance right, which is why we’ve introduced a range of family-friendly policies intended to make your life easier.  These range from Parental leave, to consideration of flexible working arrangements such as job sharing where possible.

Staff rewards

  • Hft employees gain access to the Hft Plus benefits package, which not only includes a great number of discounts and rewards across shops, restaurants, gym membership and days out, but also an Employee Assistance Programme, with telephone and face-to-face support options, as well as support for financial wellbeing.
  • We hold an annual awards ceremony that celebrates and showcases the very best examples of how people have used the Fusion Model of Support to achieve great outcomes for the people we support. The Fusion Awards, as they’re known, are popular with employees and help us share best practice and creative ideas across the charity
  • We also give GEM awards in the form of gift vouchers when people go the extra mile. It’s Hft’s way of rewarding you when you make an extra special contribution.

Discounted pay monthly mobile phone contracts

As an Hft employee, you’ll be able to take advantage of Vodafone’s Employee Advantage programme, giving you up to 30% off of up to six pay monthly contracts – share with your family and friends!

As you can see, working for Hft is a rewarding experience in more ways than one. So rewarding in fact, that we’ve launched a Refer a Friend scheme that gives Hft employees the chance to receive a cash reward for introducing their friends and family.

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