Benefits enjoyed by our employees

Sport England is committed to offering an attractive benefits package to all Sport England colleagues and these currently include:

Annual Leave
32 days annual leave entitlement in addition to public holidays (pro-rata for part-time colleagues).

Pension Scheme
Sport England provides employees with access to a Group Personal Pension Plan (run by AVIVA). Colleagues can contribute up to 6.5% of salary, and Sport England 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.

Healthy Lifestyle Benefit
Sport England provides financial support for employees to undertake regular fitness - based activity. An allowance of up to a maximum of £500 per annum is available to employees (pro rata for part-time colleagues), who take part in a regular fitness based activity, (eg Gym membership, membership of a sports cub, tennis lessons, yoga)

Cycle to Work Scheme
The Cycle to Work Scheme supports Sport England’s 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
Sport England offers 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
Sport England operates 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
Sport England knows 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 joining Sport England from other government departments do not retain continuity of service or the ability to maintain active membership of any public sector pension fund.