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Staff benefits


The Society operates a defined benefit pension scheme, called a cash balance scheme. Both members and the Society make contributions to the scheme and the Society bears the administration costs of running the scheme. The Society's cash balance scheme is contracted in to the State Second Pension.

Life Assurance

All our staff are automatically covered for death in service benefit. This cover is not conditional on becoming a contributory member of the RSPB pension scheme. A lump sum of three times their pensionable salary at the date of the employees death is paid to their beneficiaries or estate.

Relocation policy

We are able to offer a limited amount of financial help towards relocation costs for employees, depending on the circumstances.

Green loans

Employees can apply for an interest-free loan to buy a bicycle or a season ticket.

Free entry to RSPB Nature Reserves and discount on RSPB retail items

Employees can visit any RSPB reserve free and can receive up to 20% off retail items in the RSPBs shops.

Work in a smoke-free atmosphere

We operate a no smoking policy - smoking is prohibited in all buildings and vehicles.

Staff Association

The Staff Association is the official, independent body that exists to protect and promote the interest of its members, to represent their views and to act as a consultative body. It is officially recognised and supported by the Management Board and Council as the formal channel for the communication of staff views. All employees are eligible to join the Staff Association.