Employment Package

The Benefits We Offer

We know that when you begin a career you need to think about how you’ll be looked after by your employer. That’s why Compass make sure to recognise, reward and go above and beyond any kind of legal requirements when it come to things like holiday, flexible working and staff recognition schemes.

Competitive Salary

We’re committed to ensuring that our salaries remain fair, sustainable and stay competitive with roles in the same sector. Subject to performance, all staff (excluding those on casual contracts) have the opportunity to receive a pay increase via regular supervisions and appraisals with their line manager.

Because of the nature of our service, we also offer staff a ‘recommendation bonus’ when they successfully recommend a foster carer or, in certain cases, a member of staff. Full details on the total fees offered will be given to you as part of your formal induction.

Flexible Working

Compass Community believes that the promotion of flexible working can increase staff motivation, promote work-life balance, reduce employee stress, and improve performance and overall productivity.

The underlying principle of this policy is that Compass, will, whenever possible (subject to its operational needs), seek to agree to requests for flexible working made by employees.

Exclusive Discounts

Those little extras are important to us too, so that’s why when you work with us you gain access to our Compass Community Perkbox benefit. Enter giveaways, use your own exclusive discounts and access the wellness hub for 24/7 support. You can read more about our Compass benefits with Perkbox here.

Pensions

Most of us are living longer and not saving enough to have the income we’d like in retirement. The state pension is a foundation for your retirement, but you may want more. Saving into a workplace pension means you can continue to enjoy the things you like when you retire.

All employees working for Compass Community are enrolled into a workplace pension scheme if they are not already in one and;

  • Earn over £10,000 per annum (equivalent to £833 per month);
  • Are aged 22 or over; and
  • Are under state pension age.

Holidays

Full-time Employees are entitled to a competitive annual holiday entitlement. Fostering and Community staff are entitled to 25 days plus bank holidays off.

Birthday Leave
If you are a full-time employee, you’re entitled to your birthday day off too.

Public Holidays
Employees’ public holiday entitlement is detailed in each employee’s Contract of Employment but generally, full-time employees are entitled to all public holidays, part-time employees are entitled to pro rata bank holidays.

Other Leave
We know how important family is, and how you’ll need time to adapt to your personal circumstances, so we offer additional leave.

Maternity Leave
All pregnant employees, regardless of length of service, have the right to take up to 26 weeks’ ordinary maternity leave and up to a further 26 weeks’ additional maternity leave.

Paternity Leave
An employee whose wife, civil partner or partner gives birth to a child, or who is the biological father of the child, is entitled to two weeks’ ordinary paternity leave.

Adoption Leave
An employee who adopts a child through an approved adoption agency is entitled to up to 52 weeks’ adoption leave.

Compassionate Leave
Employees with at least 1 years’ service will be eligible to apply for up to 3 days’ full paid compassionate leave in a rolling 12-month period.

Full details on all employee leave and pay entitlements can be found in the Employee Handbook.