Work life balance

CCS has smarter working (hybrid working) principles that gives you the flexibility to adjust your working day. This includes:

  • a minimum of 25 days annual leave increasing to a maximum service-related 30 days, excluding bank holidays (pro-rata for part-time staff)
  • one privilege day to be taken at any point in the year
  • flexitime scheme (available for bands 1 to 6) 
  • working remotely in addition to working in an office location 
  • enhanced maternity, paternity, adoption or shared parental leave
  • generous special leave provision
  • three paid volunteering days per year
  • paid time off for public service duties, for example, armed forces reservists or special constables
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Career development

We want you to love what you do. We can help you get the most out of your career by offering you:

  • a wide range of apprenticeships from level 1 to 6 which are designed to help you develop skills and knowledge across a range of professional areas
  • five days paid learning and development leave per year
  • professional education and training specific to your role for example:
    • Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS)
    • Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)
    • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
  • internal development opportunities to help equip you with new skills and experience in different areas of the business
  • opportunities to develop yourself through shadowing, coaching or mentoring
  • access to over 6,000 online learning courses

Financial rewards

We have an enhanced benefits offering, which includes:

  • a salary that is reviewed annually to remain competitive
  • generous pension scheme: our employer contributions range typically from 27.1% to 30.3% depending on your salary
  • opportunity to receive a discretionary non-consolidated one off payment based on performance
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Inclusion and wellbeing

Being part of a company that believes in workplace wellness can mean the difference between a job you love and a job you don’t. To achieve this we offer all our employees:

  • the opportunity to join our staff networks:
    • Race Equality
    • Faith and Belief
    • Pride
    • Able
    • Social Mobility
    • Gender Equality
    • Carers 
    • Uniformed Services
  • access to a great programme of events that cover all aspects of wellbeing along with access to supportive information on our intranet and our Employee Assistance Programme
  • access to mental health first aiders

Read our wellbeing strategy

Read our inclusion and diversity strategy

Little extras, savings and discounts

Access several health, wellbeing and discount scheme initiatives including: 

  • recognition schemes that offer a monetary voucher for going above and beyond
  • Mylifestyle portal gives colleagues access to a range of high street discounts as well as offers on holidays and days out
  • Unum Dental which provides affordable dental treatment for you and your family
  • Gymflex which offers up to 25% off memberships
  • employee counselling and support programmes
  • Cycle2work allows employees to buy bikes, including electric bikes and accessories (up to a value of £3,000) and spread that cost across 12 months through a salary sacrifice arrangement
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Hi, I’m Bronwen and I am currently working as a Governance and Assurance Assistant, undertaking a Data Analyst Apprenticeship. Joining CCS has proven to be one of the best decisions I’ve made for my personal and professional development. My team really support my apprenticeship and external learning. They have helped me further my studies by contributing time where they can. Working towards a degree in the workplace could have been difficult to manage but CCS is incredibly flexible and promote work-life balance. I’m really proud of what I do in CCS and look forward to developing my career here.
Bronwen
Data Analyst Apprentice
Bronwen