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What we offer

Working hours

Our full-time employees work 35 hours a week. Depending on your role, start and finish times can be agreed between employee and manager around core hours. Where possible, we also offer part-time working and other flexible arrangements.

Annual leave

You will receive 25 days of holiday per year, plus public holidays (we close the Earthwatch office between Christmas and New Year and three days of leave need to be reserved for this). Annual leave is pro rata for part-time and fixed-term employees.

Sick pay

Earthwatch offers enhanced sick pay which increases with length of service.


Your pension contribution of 2% will be matched by a contribution from Earthwatch of 5%.

Life assurance

We will make a single payment of three times your salary as life assurance to the person or persons you choose.

Voluntary Health Cash Plan

Earthwatch employees have the opportunity ​to join a voluntary Health Cash Plan - giving you the ability to claim money back on a variety of health and wellbeing expenses such as eye care, dental, massage, osteopathy, physiotherapy, scans and much more.

Employee assistance programme

A 24/7 free confidential employee assistance helpline, including access to confidential counselling.

Public transport loan

After completing your probation period, you will be able to apply for an interest-free loan to cover public transport costs.

Cycle scheme

An interest-free loan with repayments made over 12 months by salary exchange, which gives exemption from income tax and National Insurance.

Gym membership discount

A 10% discount for direct debit memberships at Oxford City Council fitness facilities, including gyms, swimming pools and the ice rink.

Study leave

Once you have completed your probation period, you can apply for up to five days' leave to facilitate your study (approval of leave and whether it is paid or unpaid is dependent on relevance and affordability).

Discounted expeditions

Earthwatch on occasion offers discounted places on its expeditions to employees (and their families and friends). Annual leave must be used for these.


What can we say? We like cake at Earthwatch and will use any reason, or no reason, as an excuse to eat it. You have been warned!


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