Benefits at Witherslack Group

To say thank you for our team’s hard work and dedication, we offer one of the best benefits packages in our sector. From a generous holiday allowance to a highly comprehensive healthcare plan, as a Witherslack Group employee there’s a wealth of rewards and extras available.

Join us and you can enjoy


Here at Witherslack Group we recognise the importance of taking care of our employees, that’s why we give them the opportunity to have some valuable down time! We offer 35 days holiday (including Bank Holidays) to all of our full-time employees, or for those working in our schools, some roles offer full school holidays (please check job advert for further details).

Contributory Pension

On joining us, everyone under the age of 74 gets automatically enrolled into a qualifying workplace pension within three months, unless you decide you’d rather not take part and opt out. Your contributions will automatically be set at 4% but you can choose to increase this and the great news is that the company will match your contributions up to 5%, so this is a great way to build that future nest egg!


The Teachers’ Pension Scheme (TPS) is available to employees employed as teachers.

Medicash Healthcare Plan

As a part of our team you’re covered by one of the UK’s leading healthcare cash plans – Medicash. This healthcare plan is completely free and offers cash back on a wide variety of healthcare treatments including: Optical; Dental; Physiotherapy; Complementary and alternative therapies; Specialist consultations; Scans and diagnostics; Health screening; Chiropody; Prescriptions and inoculations; an employee assistance programme with confidential face to face counselling and a 24/7 helpline.

Medicash extras also offers the opportunity to cut your everyday weekly shopping costs with a range of benefits from well-known brands and retailers.

Childcare Savings

We know the young people you help care for may not be the only children in your life, so we’ll help you access Government approved Childcare Vouchers/Tax Free Childcare. These are tax efficient ways of paying for childcare and are available to anyone who meets the criteria.

Cycle to work

Are you looking for an affordable and cost-efficient way of taking up cycling? The Cycle to Work scheme is a tax exempt employee benefit that works through salary sacrifice. That means you can save between 32% and 42% on the overall cost of a bike (depending on your tax circumstances).

Wellbeing Programmes

Our commitment to your wellbeing

We are committed to the wellbeing of our employees and have support in place that is designed to help you feel happy, healthy and motivated. After all the better you feel, the easier it will be for you to offer a market leading level of care and education to our children and young people.


Did you know that with our Employee Assistant Programme you have instant access to financial, emotional or physical support whenever you need it?

Instant access to online information and support

A 24/7 telephone helpline to offer assistance when you need it most

Confidential face to face counselling, information and support

Members discount scheme

Employee Awards Day

We celebrate our people’s success at an Employee Awards day every year. We ask all our employees to nominate the team members they feel have gone above and beyond when it comes to helping our children and young people to excel. The winner at each children’s home and school will then be considered for our Employee of the Year.