Benefits enjoyed by our employees

We are committed to offering an attractive benefits package to all Sport England colleagues

Some of these benefits currently include:

  • Annual Leave
    32 days annual leave entitlement in addition to public holidays (pro-rata for part-time colleagues)
  • Pension Scheme
    We provide employees with access to a Group Personal Pension Plan (run by AVIVA). Colleagues can contribute up to 6.5% of salary, and we will contribute up to 11%. There is also a Salary Sacrifice option available. Membership of the pension plan includes life assurance cover
  • Travel Season Ticket Loans
    Interest free loans for season ticket and other work related travel costs up-to the value of £5000. *Applicable to those who successfully pass their six month probationary period*
  • Healthy Lifestyle Benefit
    We provide financial support for employees to undertake regular fitness - based activity. An allowance of £500 per annum is available to every employee. *This is automatically added onto your salary on a monthly basis* 
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
    The Cycle to Work Scheme supports our commitment to promoting healthy living by allowing you to sacrifice part of your salary to obtain a bicycle on which you do not have to pay VAT. In addition, Tax and National Insurance will not be deducted.
  • Family Leave Policies
    We offer generous maternity and paternity support benefits including 9-months enhanced maternity (subject to qualifying conditions) and 3-weeks enhanced paternity pay (subject to qualifying conditions) in addition to statutory rights.
  • Childcare Vouchers
    We operate a Childcare Vouchers Scheme which supports our commitment to work-life balance. It allows parents to save on their childcare costs by sacrificing part of their salary to purchase an equal value of Childcare Vouchers on which Tax and National Insurance are not deducted.
  • Confidential Counselling Service
    A confidential counselling service is available to all colleagues free of charge. This service offers professional counselling and information services designed to help with a range of problems in the workplace or at home.
  • Commitment to Development
    We know that personal growth is a key component to the success of our organisation and therefore we value and invest in learning and development opportunities.

Please note that Sport England is an arms-length body with separate terms and benefits from other Civil Service departments, or public sector employers.

Unfortunately colleagues that join us from other government departments do not retain continuity of service or the ability to maintain active membership of any public sector pension fund.