Core Benefits 23 days annual leave plus statutory holidays: Allowing you some paid time off for rest and relaxation. This will increase after 2 years of service by one day for each completed year of service to a maximum of 28 days. Birthday day off: Enjoy a paid day away from work to do as you please on your birthday. Life assurance: A lump sum payment for your nominated beneficiary. Employee assistance programme: A confidential telephone and on-line counselling service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Season ticket loan: Helping spread the cost of your annual travel expense, this interest free loan is recovered monthly from your salary. Vodafone discounts: Up to 20% discount on your line rental for you and up to 5 friends. Pension: Employer contribution 4% / Employee contribution 5%. Lifestyle Benefits: Access to discount holidays, family days out and everyday shopping. Eye care vouchers: In partnership with our nominated optician you are entitled to a free annual eye test. Flexible Benefits (salary sacrifice) Give as you earn: Allowing you the ability to donate to a charity of your choice direct from your salary. Private medical insurance: Access to high quality medical care when you need it avoiding the waiting lists. Medical cash plan: Partial reimbursements towards everyday healthcare expenses, such as eyesight tests, glasses or contact lenses and dental treatment. Dental insurance: Reducing the personal cost of routine and restorative dental work for you and your family. Health assessments: Assessing your health from every angle to give you a full overview of your current health and wellbeing. Travel insurance: For yourself or the whole family, you can get the appropriate cover for your travel plans. Discount dining: Catering for all tastes and price ranges, this discount card offers at a vast choice of eateries. Buy/sell annual leave: You are able to flex your annual leave up or down.