Employee Benefits

Employee Benefits

We pride ourselves on taking care of all our staff and provide a competitive and comprehensive range of benefits for you and your family, to compliment your lifestyle.

As an employee of the Wellcome Sanger Institute you will have access to:
  • Auto-enrolment into a generous Group Defined Contribution Pension Scheme, with enhanced company contribution (for more information, see our Pensions page)
  • Life Assurance Cover and a Group Income Protection Scheme (if on a contract of 12 months or more)
  • Private Healthcare Scheme (after 6 months service)
  • 25 days annual leave, increasing each year by 1 day to a maximum of 30 days
  • Eyecare and Dental payment plans
  • Up to two days annual paid Volunteering Leave
  • Membership of our Employee Discount Scheme and Concierge Service.

Work-Life Balance

We appreciate the importance of achieving work-life balance and support this with a number of family-friendly policies and benefits including:

  • Access to both Childcare Voucher and Workplace Nursery Salary Sacrifice Schemes
  • An on-Campus workplace Nursery for parents and carers with pre-school age children
  • A Carer’s Grant Scheme to cover additional costs when attending work-related training or conferences
  • Generous maternity and shared parental leave packages
  • Up to 10 days paid Emergency Carers Leave a year
  • A flexible working policy for those who may wish to apply to amend their working pattern or arrangement

Campus Facilities

Our Campus provides a unique and beautiful working environment with an impressive range of services and facilities including:
  • A free bus service to and from Campus, covering various routes around Cambridge, Saffron Walden and surrounding villages
  • Free parking and car-share initiative
  • A number of venues where you can meet, eat and socialise with colleagues
  • A thriving Sports and Social Club which provides members with subsidised access to a gym, tennis courts, cricket pitch, sports hall, fitness classes and vibrant social calendar of events