Children UK Reward Summary for UK based Employees

Save the Children UK employee salaries and benefits are benchmarked against the UK charity sector. The reward package includes the following:


A review of salaries usually takes place each April. Salary awards will take into account an assessment of individual performance. A minimum of six months service is required to be eligible.

Hours of Work and Flexible Working

The standard working week at Save the Children UK is 35 hours. Start and finish times can be agreed between employee and manager. Flexibility of working hours may be required to meet Save the Children’s varying needs. A number of posts are offered on a part-time basis and there is potential for job sharing in some roles.

Holiday Entitlement

The basic allowance is 25 days leave per year (pro rata for part timers). After five years this increases to 27.5 days and after 10 years it rises further to 30 days. As well as the 8 public holidays there is an additional “Save the Children Day” immediately before or after Christmas. The date is set by Save the Children UK.

Sick Pay

Maximum sickness pay is one month of full salary and one month of half salary after the first year of service (pro rata before). This increases to a maximum of six months of full pay.