Working hours and flexibility
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.
Flexible homeworking arrangements
Earthwatch is committed to promoting flexible working in order to facilitate effective and efficient working. We have a flexible approach to homeworking wherever it's possible.
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.
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%.
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.
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.
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).
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!