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What we offer

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Working at Arthritis Research UK can be rewarding in many ways. We offer a range of employee benefits and reward and recognition programmes to help you get the most out of working here.

Annual leave

On appointment, you'll be entitled to 25 days annual leave plus public holidays, rising incrementally to 30 days annual leave after 4 years’ service. There are also options available to buy and sell up to five days of additional annual leave.

Flexible ways of working

Working environments and practices encourage and support our employees to have greater control in where, when and how they work. Employees are supported to work flexibly, collaboratively and inclusively to meet individual needs and the needs of the organisation. 


Your pay will be reviewed annually to recognise your performance and impact.


If you qualify you’ll be auto-enrolled into our group personal pension plan provided by Royal London.

To start with you’ll contribute 3% and we’ll put in 6%. After your first year you’ll have the option to increase it to 5% and 10%. You’ll also have access to free and independent pension advice through Inspired Financial Solutions.

Health and well-being

We're committed to the health and well-being of all our employees and aim to be an exemplar employer for people with a musculoskeletal condition.

We're working hard to ensure that our offices, and all our working and management policies and practices support musculoskeletal health and general health and well-being.

We offer all employees the opportunity to access My healthspan, our personal, confidential and holistic health review. My healthspan is designed to enable our people to support and develop their health and wellbeing, in particular their musculoskeletal health.

Eyesight tests

Once every two years you can claim back £20 towards an eyesight test. After you’ve been with us for a year you can also claim back £100 towards prescription glasses or contact lenses.

Transport benefits

If you use public transport to get to the office and your contract is for 12 months or more, you can take advantage of our interest-free season ticket loans. These are also available for car park season tickets. Or if you’d prefer to come into work under your own steam then you might like to sign up to our cycle to work scheme.

Giving something back

We can help you give a little back to any charity of your choice. You can join the payroll giving scheme, which sends a donation directly to your chosen charity from your salary every month.

Life assurance

In the event of death in service, your nominated beneficiary would receive three times your annual salary. This is provided through Zurich.

Advice and support services

You’ll have 24/7 access to our employee assistance programme (EAP). It'll provide you with free, impartial and confidential advice and support to help you live well, be well and work well.

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Arthritis Research UK fund research into the cause, treatment and cure of arthritis. You can support Arthritis Research UK by volunteering, donating or visiting our shops.