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Benefits and Rewards

Employees of the V&A have access to an attractive range of benefits and services, many of which are unique to the V&A.

Our staff have access to:
  • Civil Service Pension Scheme, a generous defined benefit pension scheme where the employee contribution is 3.5% and the employer contribution is between 16.7% - 24.3%
  • Civil Service Injury Benefits Scheme, Benevolent Fund, and Healthcare (a medical insurance scheme)
  • Benenden Healthcare (healthcare society)
  • 44% discounted membership of BUPA
  • Occupational Health Service
  • Leave bank enabling staff to bank up to 35 days annual leave at a time
  • Performance-related bonus system
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption entitlements
  • Generous occupational sick pay scheme to support and reassure them during periods of ill health
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • Ride2Work - Tax free bike scheme
  • Free staff welfare and counselling service
  • Tax efficient charity payroll giving scheme
and other special perks..
  • Complimentary tickets for friends/family to come to all paying exhibitions
  • discounts in V&A shops and restaurants, including publications discounts
  • on-site massage and yoga classes
  • deals and discounts with local shops and restaurants
  • reciprocal agreements with a wide variety of museums and galleries to get in free (often including their paying exhibitions), both in the UK and abroad.