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Career Benefits

We offer a competitive package of rewards and benefits for our employees, as you would expect from a leading scientific organisation:

  • Competitive starting salary
  • Option of a competitive occupational pension scheme and partnership pension which is a 'defined contribution' arrangement, giving you the flexibility to choose the pension that suits you. Please note from 1 April 2015, a new Civil Service pension scheme - alpha (Career Average pension scheme) - will be introduced. This means the final pension is based on a percentage of pensionable earnings from each year of active membership. If you join after 1 April 2015 you will still have the option of joining a partnership pension. You are encouragd to visit Civil Service Pensions for more information.
  • On-the-job and structured learning
  • Encouragement to gain professional qualifications
  • Support for relevant further education
  • Generous annual leave allowance
  • Flexible working hours and patterns may be available, depending on the role
  • Generous paid maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Support for voluntary public service
  • Secure, modern workplace with staff restaurant
  • Free occupational health service provision and independent counselling service to support employees and managers
  • Optional Trade Union membership with a range of benefits and discounts
  • Ample, free car parking at our Buxton site


HSL is part of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and all HSL staff are civil servants and employees of HSE. Full details on all aspects of working for HSE can be found on their careers page here.

Summary of HSE terms and conditions as part of Civil Service Reform 1 April 2015

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