Staff Benefits

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You will have access to a number of different benefits when joining the RNCM some of which are summarised below:

Family Friendly Policies

Maternity, Paternity and Adoption pay are paid at an enhanced rate for eligible employees, above the statutory rates of pay. In addition, there are various policies which aim to support the working lives of staff that have caring responsibilities such as the Flexible Working Policy and the Leave of Absence Policy.

Pensions

All eligible staff are automatically entered into the appropriate pension scheme when they join the RNCM. The available pension schemes are Greater Manchester Pension Fund, Teachers Pension Scheme and Universities Superannuation Scheme.

Employee Assistance Provision (EAP) provided by Care First

Care First can assist employees with personal issues and a telephone helpline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days per year. Care First provide completely confidential advice, support and information as well as telephone counselling. The College will not be provided with the details of any staff who contact the service.

Flexible working

The RNCM believes flexible working arrangements can boost employee morale and motivation through higher job satisfaction and an improved sense of work life balance.

Employees who have a minimum of 26 weeks’ continuous service with the College now have the right to request flexible working and have their request considered by their Line Manager.

Training and Development

Staff benefit from regular performance appraisals and access to funding for relevant qualifications or development activities.

Annual entitlement and Long Service Award

Annual leave entitlements for Professional Services staff increase after five and 20 years’ service. In addition, when staff reach the 25 years’ service milestone they are awarded with a gift and certificate from the College.

Discounts

There are a limited number of free tickets available to RNCM staff for most events promoted by the College. These are claimed online using the promotional code stated. Ticket offers for RNCM and other Manchester organisations will be sent via email to RNCM staff.

Staff receive 20% off the Food & Drink menu which includes hot drinks, cakes and snacks in the café. Some soft drinks e.g., water and bar drinks are further discounted.

Loyalty points, vouchers and access to further offers such as 50% off hot drinks on a Friday can be collected on downloading the YOYO APP.

RNCM staff are offered a discounted pay as you go swim rate per swim at the Manchester Aquatics centre.

Cycle to Work Scheme

The Cycle to Work scheme allows staff to make savings on the cost of a new bicycle and associated safety equipment. The scheme allows you to save tax and national insurance contributions as the value of the vouchers is taken out of your salary before tax.

Eye Care Vouchers

The College offers free eye-screening for all staff who use display-screen equipment in the workplace, through Spec saver’s Opticians.

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