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Pay and benefits

Alongside competitive basic pay Shelter Scotland also offers employees a wide range of benefits; from generous annual leave and pension entitlements to discounts at more than 2000 different retailers.

Pay and benefits


Shelter Scotland offers all employees a competitive basic salary. For employees based in and around London a regional allowance is also paid.

Annual leave

All Shelter Scotland employees receive 30 days annual leave in addition to 8 bank holidays per annum (pro rata for part time staff and those joining part way through the year).

Planning for the future


Shelter Scotland will contribute a fixed 8.5% of your salary on condition that you contribute at least two per cent of your salary. The pension is open to all employees upon completing three months service and passing the interim probation review.

Life assurance

If you die while employed by Shelter Scotland a nominated member of your family will receive two times your annual salary.

Occupational sick pay

After two months employment you will receive eight weeks full pay and eight weeks half pay in the first year, on a sliding scale up to 24 weeks full pay and 24 weeks half pay after four years service. For the first two months of employment statutory sick pay will be paid.

Other benefits for Shelter Scotland staff

Discount benefits

As an employee you will receive access to a range of discounts at more than 2000 retailers including all the major high street shops and supermarkets.

Cycle hire scheme

Employees can hire bikes through a salary sacrifice scheme which saves tax and national insurance on the cost of the bike.

Childcare vouchers

Employees can receive up to £243 childcare vouchers each month via salary sacrifice; potentially saving you up to £900 per year.

Season ticket loans

An interest-free loan to purchase an annual season ticket for travel to and from work can be arranged. This is limited to £500 during your probation period.

Employee assistance programme

Staff have access to our free confidential personal support service which can help with a wide range of personal and family issues.

Other types of leave

Maternity/adoption leave

Statutory maternity/adoption pay, allowances and leave are available for people with less than one year’s service. After a year, staff are entitled to Shelter Scotland’s generous enhanced occupational allowances.

Co-parental leave

Up to 20 days paid leave (pro rata for part time staff).

Carers leave

Up to five days paid leave per year for the care of sick dependants.