Benefits and Rewards
YHN believes that our people are our most valuable resource - we are committed to making YHN a great place to work, so as well as competitive salaries we offer a range of benefits to all our staff.
We offer a generous annual leave entitlement of 23 days, leading to 28 days after 5 years’ continuous service. This is in addition to 8 statutory Bank Holidays. Part-time and Job Share employees are entitled to leave pro rata to those of full-time employees.
Work Life Balance
We have a range of flexible working policies including: Job Sharing, Flexible Working, Flexi Time, Flexible Retirement, Career Break, Reservists’ Leave, etc.
Staff are entitled to join the Local Government Pension Scheme.
Our childcare voucher scheme helps you save money on childcare while you are at work.
Bike to Work Scheme
The Bike to Work Scheme is a Government green transport initiative which allows Your Homes Newcastle to offer employees the option of hiring bicycles and cycle equipment over a 12 month period without having to pay tax or National Insurance on the payments. Conditions apply.
Health and Wellbeing
YHN is committed to promoting Health and Wellbeing at work and has a group dedicated to ensuring we keep this high on the agenda.
Employee Assistance Programme (WPO)
Optum provides a wide range of confidential support services for YHN employees, including telephone counselling and advice covering the areas of life, work, relationships, finances and more.
YHN Rewards is a discount and savings website exclusively for YHN employees that will save you money on your shopping and make your salary go further.
Big discounts on mattresses and beds are available to YHN staff.
Free vision checks and £40 towards the cost of glasses for those YHN employees who need a prescription for work use, i.e. VDU.
Staff can use pool cars for business appointments meaning that they can use public transport to and from work, avoiding adding mileage to their own cars and enabling them to go greener.
Payroll giving is a simple, efficient and flexible scheme which allows YHN employees to give to the charity/charities of their choice on a tax free basis.
Employees can access a car lease salary sacrifice scheme. Conditions apply.
Learning and Development
We have a comprehensive range of learning and development opportunities ranging from dedicated training programmes and an online learning system to sponsored study.
In addition to Maternity, Adoption and Paternity Leave, we offer eligible staff Maternity Support Leave, Parental Leave and Special Leave.
Occupational Health Services provide support to us on health issues including counselling, physiotherapy, workplace inspections and advising on reasonable adjustments which can be made to assist people to remain in work.
Staff can enjoy reduced gym-membership rates.
There is free car-parking for employees at many YHN locations.
Metro Tickets and Car-park passes
YHN Metro and carpark passes can be used by employees travelling city-wide on business.
Casual Users Car Allowance
Mileage can be claimed where employees are travelling by car on business.
Sports and Social Committee
The association provides social and sporting events for staff to take part in and support.
All customer-facing staff are provided with uniforms.