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    Why work at Mayhew? Take a look at our employee benefits and career opportunities in London.

    Annual Leave

    All Mayhew team members receive a basic annual leave entitlement of 33 days (including statutory bank holidays). This increases to 34 days after two years’ service and 35 days after five years. In addition to this, Mayhew gives staff an extra day off on their birthday!

    Buy and Sell Annual Leave

    On completion of two years’ service, staff have the option to buy or sell up to five days annual leave each year in January. This is worked out pro rata for part time staff.

    Extra five days annual leave per year to spend on volunteering

    Permanent members of staff, on completion of 2 years’ service, have the opportunity to have an extra five days paid annual leave a year if they are volunteering on a Mayhew supported project. They must complete a report and presentation to the rest of the team and must not have already bought extra annual leave.

    Sick Pay

    10 days sick pay will be paid to staff in a rolling year. This is paid pro rata for part time staff members.

    Health Cash Plan

    Upon completion of their probation period all staff are invited to join our Health Cash Plan scheme (currently administered by Medicash). The scheme covers/makes a contribution towards a range of benefits including visits to the dentist, optician, physiotherapist, chiropractors etc. Claims can be made up to annual limits for each category of cover.

    Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

    Staff who opt to join our Health Cash Plan are automatically covered under our EAP. This provides access to a 24/7 telephone counselling service and in some circumstances six free face to face counselling sessions.

    Eye Tests

    Mayhew will pay for eye tests for staff that regularly use Display Screen Equipment (DSE) and will also contribute up to £65 for employees who require glasses specifically for DSE usage.

    Low cost Veterinary Treatment

    All Mayhew staff can bring their pets in for low cost veterinary treatment at Mayhew. Charges will be 50% of our standard Mayhew price for all drugs and procedures. In addition, you will not be charged for consultations. Animal food ordered through Mayhew is available at cost price.

    Cycle to Work Scheme

    This scheme is open to all staff (post probation) who wish to buy a bike to use for commuting to and from work, for part of or their entire journey. This is a government sponsored scheme and payments for the bike are taken from the employee’s salary before tax and National Insurance deductions over a 12 month period.

    Season Ticket Loans

    On completion of their probation period an interest free season ticket loan is available to all staff, deductions will be made from the employee’s monthly pay.


    Uniforms are provided for all staff working within animal care and welfare and the veterinary clinic.

    From time to time there may be additional benefits offered to staff. These will be communicated as appropriate.