Benefits - Environment Agency



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We offer an attractive and competitive benefits package including;

Core Benefits  

  • Based on skills and experience, in which salary ranges are subject to review each year as part of the pay award.

  • The Environment Agency offers a fantastic pension scheme for employees. As part of the Local Government Pension Scheme, you will receive a secure pension income, that’s not based on share prices or stock market fluctuations. The Environment Agency contributes 19% of your pay, with your own contributions ranging between 5.5% and 12.5%, depending on your own pay. You receive tax relief on this contribution, reducing the cost. We also include generous benefits to protect your loved ones. We ensure that your contributions are responsibly invested and managed through the Environment Agency Pension Fund. See more info at

  • Annual holiday entitlement starting at 25 days plus statutory bank holidays (pro-rata for flexible workers). We also offer up to two days paid environmental outcome days each year allowing you the opportunity to give back to the environment some examples of outcome days we have done are; beach cleans, habitat restoration and outreach with schools and universities.

  • Enhanced maternity, adoption and paternity leave, and sickness absence provisions.

Work/life Balance

  • At the Environment Agency we believe it is possible to create a working environment that presents challenge and growth while helping people be themselves at work and live healthy, balanced, purposeful lives.  We want to foster an inclusive working culture where colleagues can work flexibly to support their wider responsibilities through every stage of their life and career. We seek to maximise flexibility in where and when you work, whilst meeting the place-based needs of customers and the environment. We offer flexible working patterns including job share, term time, compressed hours and flexi time scheme. We have option to work flexibly and build up flexi-time credit which allows you take up to 15 additional days leave each year. The use of flexi time schemes is at the discretion of management and subject to business needs

  • A range of travel and transport benefits. Discounts via a variety of holiday providers.

  • A variety of discounts including supermarkets, high street shops, leisure experiences plus many more.

Health & Wellbeing

  • Access to an independent, confidential service provided by Health partners. It’s delivered by a team of health professionals who specialise in occupational medicine, which deals specifically with the relationship between your work and your health.

  • Environment Agency staff who regularly use a computer for their job or need spectacles for their role are entitled to an eye care pack every 2 years. This includes a free eye test.

  • Access to a wide range of confidential information and counselling services completely free.  Help and support topics include mental wellbeing, financial & legal information, bereavement, retirement and many more.

  • Opportunity to benefit from a wide range of subsidised events and discounts

  • Optional discounts provided by a number of external providers and health clubs. This includes free access to the Headspace app.

  • These vary from region to region depending on where you work


    • Season tickets
    • Bicycles
    • Safety equipment
  • Additional paid leave is available for employees taking part in public duties, trade union activities, special/trained forces and for health & safety representatives.

  • Providing guidance on how to manage your finances including information on credit scores, pensions, buying your first house and getting debt-free.

  • Access to an interest free loan to pay for some, or all of a deposit on a privately rented home.

  • Relocation Assistance