Staff benefits

Natural Resource Wales offers an employee culture which creates a great place to work for all. We have a wide range of staff benefits to suit a variety of needs.

Work/life balance

An agile working approach to suit you and your role:

  • a wide variety of work patterns, including full-time working week of 37 hours, part-time, compressed hours, job-share, term-time working, annualised working
  • flexible working arrangements (flexi-time) between 7am and 7pm Monday to Friday, including time off in lieu
  • hybrid working options to work in the office and/or at home or a remote location
  • a weekly wellbeing hour to undertake something of your choice to aid your wellbeing

28 days annual leave a year annually increasing to 33 days over 5 years:

  • carry-over of up to 10 days
  • bring-forward of up to 5 days
  • opportunity to purchase additional annual leave.

Generous additional leave for maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave.

Special leave provisions (paid and unpaid)

  • study leave
  • volunteering
  • jury service
  • career breaks

Financial benefits

  • a competitive salary with annual incremental progression through your pay grade
  • Civil Service Pension Scheme with a Natural Resources Wales contribution from 26.6% to 30.3%
  • loyalty award for long service
  • payment of professional membership fees relevant to your role
  • free parking at NRW offices and many of our recreation sites

Health and wellbeing benefits

Benefits to support active and sustainable travel:

  • Cycle to Work purchase scheme
  • annual season ticket loans
  • bike-friendly policies and facilities
  • corporate bike hire memberships
  • Access to discounts on a range of goods and services including retail, theatre tickets, holidays, insurance, gym membership, and many more

A free Employee Assistance Programme offering:

  • support 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year
  • emotional support, counselling and access to specialist advisors

Career development

  • continued professional development ranging from practical to further and higher education courses
  • leadership development programme approved by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM)
  • performance management process supporting your priorities and personal development
  • structured induction programme welcoming you to NRW
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