We offer a number of benefits, both contractual and non-contractual, as well as access to discount schemes, social events, and a range of different types of leave. Please see below for a summary of our benefits.


Full-time staff are entitled to 25 days annual leave per year, and for every year you work for Plan, your entitlement will increase by another day - up to 30 days after completing five years of service. You’ll also get paid time off for the 8 Bank Holidays each year. Entitlements are pro-rated for part time employees.


We will match employee contributions to our stakeholder pension scheme up to a maximum of 7.5% of basic pay, with the option to join a salary sacrifice scheme.

Parents and Parents to be

We provide enhanced benefits for parents and parents to be, including paid time off to undergo fertility treatment. Subject to meeting qualifying service criteria, we offer employees enhanced maternity / adoption / shared parental pay of up to 10 weeks' at full pay and 29 weeks' at half pay, as well as two weeks’ parental leave for partners at full pay.

Life Assurance

We pay 3 times an employees basic salary to their nominated beneficiary.

Paid time away from work

We understand that there are times when you need time off from work to manage things at home and we offer paid time off for domestic and dependents’ emergencies.

Sick Leave

We provide enhanced sick pay to employees up to a maximum of 12 weeks’ paid time off after one year of service.

Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

Our EAP offers online wellbeing resources, confidential advice on emotional or practical issues 24 hours a day, and up to 6 counselling sessions, where appropriate.

Eye care vouchers

We will pay a £25 contribution towards the cost of an annual eye test and a contribution of up to £50 for spectacles if required for VDU use.

Bike Loan scheme

We offer a salary sacrifice scheme to purchase a bike and cycling accessories.

Social events

We get together as an organisation at least twice each year at our annual summer and winter jollies. We also have a number of other social clubs which meet regularly such as a film club, Plan Pandas (for inter-charity softball games), and a feminist book club - to name a few.


We take a tailored approach to learning and development, with options based on your learning needs. Study loans and grants are available, plus paid time off to prepare for exams.

Season ticket loan

We offer an interest free loan to purchase a season ticket for travel to work.

Get involved

We have a number of employee groups and networks based around issues that are important to our staff, including our Wellbeing Network, Equality Collective and Gender Champions.

Long Service and Staff Awards

On an annual basis we recognise the commitment of our staff at key milestones and we celebrate colleagues who bring our values to life.

Charity Workers Discount scheme

As a Plan UK employee you are eligible to join the Charity Workers Discount Scheme.

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