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Rewards and benefits

We offer a wide range of rewards and benefits that all of our employees have access to

Published: 23 September 2020

Last updated: 23 February 2021

This version was printed or saved on: 21 July 2024

Online version: https://www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/careers/guide/rewards-and-benefits

Overview: You will receive a range of benefits as an employee, many of which are flexible and allow you to choose what is right for you.

Work environment

Your Total Reward package offers non-financial benefits and a great work environment. These benefits include:

Pay and pension

Pay

Your salary is determined by the grade and associated pay range of your role. Salaries are reviewed annually in the annual pay review and any changes are applied from 1 April each year. Your pay is made up of a basic salary and a non-guaranteed annual bonus.

Pension

When you join the Commission you will be provided with information about the pension schemes on offer to you. If you are already a member of the Civil Service Pension Scheme, arrangements may be available for you to continue your benefits.

Details of the pension scheme and contribution rates can be found on the Civil Service Pension Scheme website (link opens in a new tab)

Holiday and travel

Holiday

As an employee you will receive:

Travel

You are able to spread the cost of your travel (over 10 months) with a Season Ticket Loan.

Lifestyle and discounts

Lifestyle

Our lifestyle scheme allows you to select benefits which suit your lifestyle and you can save money against these through tax exemptions.

You will be able to select benefits each month during our enrolment window and you will start to receive your benefits from the first of the following month.

Discounts

Our discounts scheme allows you to save money at supermarkets, online shops, the high street and with big name brands.

Tax free childcare

The tax-free childcare scheme is managed directly by government.

To learn more and access this scheme visit:
Tax-Free Childcare

Professional and career development

  At the Gambling Commission we know there is no ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to professional and career development, so we put you in control.

We recognise that we are at our most effective when we can collaborate, bringing our knowledge together internally and externally, to address challenges and exploit opportunities.

To enable us to achieve this, we have a wide learning offering which aims to provide colleagues with the right knowledge and skills for their roles. We use a combination of formal, social, and experiential learning methods.

Some of our current professional and career development opportunities include:

These and other initiatives are in place at the Gambling Commission and we are continuously looking at ways we can keep investing and building so that each colleague can be in control of their own learning journey.

Culture

Collaboration and innovation are very important to the culture here at the Commission. We use bi-annual surveys to gather colleagues’ views on how we can continue to improve as an organisation.

We also have regular communications across the organisation, and this helps to keep everyone updated on what we are doing and make sure we are regulating to the best of our ability.

There is a good balance between work and play. We have an annual conference where we all come together and the whole organisation gets involved with our seasonal activities which include Christmas movies, Halloween fancy dress and more.

Our Ways of Working apply to all colleagues to help us develop our behaviours which support our working culture. They are:

We are proud to say that we are officially certified as a Great Place to Work. We are committed to developing our people and providing them with a rewarding experience where they can embrace diversity, champion wellbeing and strive for a positive work-life balance.

The Great Place To Work logo. Certified November 2022 to November 2023. The logo is is a red and blue background with white writing.

Wellbeing

We believe that feeling good is crucial to doing our best at work.

At the Commission you will have access to a range of wellbeing resources which will help you to feel your best.

Employee Assistance Programme

Our Employee Assistance Programme includes:

Thrive

Thrive is a free mental health app which helps to track your mood or access exercises that help to ease stress or emotional concerns.

Woebot

Woebot is a free health and wellbeing app which uses artificial intelligence to help you improve your overall health and wellbeing.

Occupational health

These are professional medical advisers who can give advice on workplace adjustments that could help you to be at your best at work when managing a health concern. They also provide confidential counselling upon referral.

Mental health first aiders

We have trained mental health first aiders to provide support within the workplace.

Wellbeing programme and initiatives

We run regular wellbeing initiatives to help us feel at our best and to do our best at work.