Benefits of working with us



As well as meaningful work, great colleagues and outstanding training, our paid roles offer:

  • Annual leave – a generous 33 days each year (to include 8 bank holidays)

  • DBS Check – we cover the cost of your DBS check and further renewals once probation passed

  • Company Pension Scheme

  • Wellbeing Support, Advice and Guidance – via our in-house trained ‘Mental Health Champions’ and/or Employee Assistance Program through an online portal or over the telephone

  • We pay for you to attend our comprehensive induction                                                                 and on-going training to include the Care Certificate and                                               E-learning Certs

  • Confidential counselling service

  • Free parking at our most of our sites

  • Cycle to work opportunities

  • Free refreshments

  • Brain Injury Certificates – Level 1 & 2 -  free                                                                                     specialist training in brain injury

  • We can support you to obtain a range of                                                                           qualifications according to roles and support you                                                                           with further development

  • Staff Referral Scheme – earn £50 for referring a                                                                               friend into a support worker position

  • GEM Awards – All of our employees are stars in our                                                                  eyes and each year colleagues make nominations for our                                                           special awards

  • Social events, fundraising and team building – we value all our employees and try to bring people together socially

  • Blue Light cards provided for you to use at Highstreet retailers, days out, gifts, holidays and even when buying a car –  Headway will purchase for you.

  • Long Service Awards – receive 1 day extra annual leave after reaching 5 years and thereon (10 years 2 days etc)

  • Role Anniversary Awards - given at every 5 years in role

  • £300 Voucher awarded for 10 years

  • Special Birthday days – an extra days leave on your ‘milestone birthdays’

  • Health Scheme – employees can opt into the BHSF healthcare plan through which Headway B & S will pay at the basic level. This enables employees to claim back money towards general day to day healthcare such as opticians and dentists

  • Duvet Days – get rewarded for coming into work with an extra day off for full year attendance (from April 2022)

Even though we are a small charity we feel we offer many great benefits that will hopefully make you

'feel valued, feel well balanced & feel looked after'