Employee Benefits

There are many benefits to working at Derbyshire Law Centre, from offering ongoing training which drives access to justice for local people to enhanced leave and additional support.

We aim to provide a work situation where colleagues can achieve a work/life balance that’s suitable for them. Because of that we operate flexible and hybrid working policies and our full time roles are 35 hours per week. Our core hours are 9.30 – 4.30pm.

Salary, leave and pension benefits

  • Salary is paid in arrears in 12 equal instalments before the 15th of each month. The collective management structure reviews salaries annually.
  • Derbyshire Law Centre offers an excellent 8% employer pension contribution.
  • Annual leave entitlement to full-time colleagues is 32 days per annum, in addition to statutory bank holidays. Derbyshire Law Centre observes additional discretionary Bank Holidays, resulting in 12 days equivalent. The current total paid annual leave is 44 days for a full time colleague.
  • We offer enhanced maternity pay for eligible colleagues
  • We offer enhanced adoption leave and pay for eligible colleagues
  • Sickness absence: In addition to statutory sickness payments where staff qualify, we offer our own discretionary sick pay scheme and sick dependent scheme, including full pay for a period subject to certain conditions
  • We offer discretionary bereavement leave
  • We operate a recorded TOIL policy to support an appropriate work-life balance
  • We have ring-fenced support for learning and development and provide on-going training as well as educational leave

Additional Support

  • Cycle to work scheme
  • We are a Disability Confident Employer and work with candidates and colleagues to support any adjustments and requirements for the Access to Work Scheme.
  • Free Employee Assistance Programme through the LCN

Free Employee Assistance Programme for Law Centres 

Employees, trustees and volunteers are all entitled to access our free Employee Assistance Programme. This covers employees and in some instances their direct relatives.

This programme is provided by the Law Centre’s Network through Health Assured. The programme covers:

Life support: access to counselling for emotional and mental health issues, including a pathway to structured therapy sessions (employees only).
Legal information: confidential information on debt management, consumer law, property, wills and probate, family law, or neighbour disputes (employees only).
Bereavement and caring support: qualified and experienced counsellors who can help with grief and related legal matters.
Medical Information: qualified medical staff offer support on a range of medical issues offering practical advice and referral.
Online CBT: up to 6 sessions of telephone or online counselling sessions as well as online self-help modules and courses.