At Become we offer a wide range of employment benefits to all Team Members. We’re proud that we support our staff and want to see everyone who works here thrive in their personal and professional life.
Here are some of the benefits that we offer to everyone:
We operate an open and inclusive recruitment process, including anonymising applications (to reduce conscious and unconscious bias) and sharing the list of interview questions in advance of the interview so that candidates have time to prepare and perform to the best of their ability.
Pay and Conditions
We pay competitive salaries – we are a Real London Living Wage employer and commit to ensuring that every member of staff in our organisation will always earn the Real London Living Wage, not just the minimum wage.
We offer generous annual leave, starting at 28 days (plus Bank Holidays), rising to 31 days after 3 years’ service and 33 days after 5 years’ service;
We offer flexible working from the start – many of our team members work non-standard working patterns and we are willing to consider any reasonable request;
We have a contributory pension scheme with Royal London, paying in 5% of annual salary as an employer contribution after your first 3 months;
All Team Members are automatically signed up to our life insurance scheme which pays the equivalent of 3-years’ salary in the hopefully very unlikely event that you die while working for Become;
Perkbox is our rewards and benefits platform – through Perkbox, Team Members get access to a number of offers/deals, and they also run competitions regularly.
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
We are relentless in creating an inclusive culture where everyone feels they are valued and belong and in breaking down barriers that stand in the way of equity, diversity and inclusion;
We seek to challenge and disrupt the power systems and structures that marginalise care-experienced children and young people;
We are a signatory of the Halo Code, which means that we champion the right of Team Members to embrace all Afro-hairstyles;
We are signed up as a Disability Confident employer.
Support with Life Outside Work
Through our life insurance scheme, Team Members have access to virtual GP appointments, mental health support, second medical opinions, an online health check, nutrition consultation and fitness programmes;
We also have access to a Bereavement Helpline and Probate Support;
Our Employee Assistance Programme offers a 24/7 x 365 confidential helpline that allows you to chat to a counsellor at any time;
We are signed up to the Fostering Network’s Fostering Friendly Employer scheme, which ensures that we support our Team Members who are also Foster Carers with paid time off to attend meetings and training, as well as with settling new children into placement;
We encourage Team Members to consider how they can support other charitable organisations as a Trustee so we offer some paid time off to attend Trustee meetings.
Training and Development
All Team Members get a personal training budget – this is an allowance to use on training and development to be agreed with a line manager. This is in addition to a generous organisation-wide package of training held throughout the year;
Octopus Money provide some free training and offer financial coaching to our staff.
Support for Care-Experienced Team Members
We really value the unique skills, insights, perspectives and experiences that care-experienced colleagues bring;
Equally, we recognise that for care-experienced Team Members some of the work we do at Become can be particularly difficult and may have a personal effect so we offer care-experienced staff a range of support including two additional wellbeing days per year;
For care-experienced Team Members, we have an externally-facilitated working group for those who wish to use their experiences to shape organisational culture and work;
We also offer external counselling and emergency emotional support for any care-experienced members of staff who need it.