Working at Blueleaf comes with a set of benefits - some large and some small - that make Blueleaf a great place to work.
£1000 refer a friend scheme
We're always on the look-out for great people. So if you have a talented friend, let us know. If we hire them and they pass their probation period then you get a £1000 finder fee. Facebook friends, friends of friends and twitter followers all count!
When you've been with us a year, you're entitled to the bonus / profit share pot. If we as a company hit target this triggers a percentage to be shared with the people that have really made a difference across the year.
We understand that our team have different priorities so we offer flexi-time to allow you to miss the traffic, pick up the kids or catch the second half of Countdown. If this is important to you, we're flexible, as long as you're here between the core hours of 10am to 4pm and 9am on Monday, so you're here for the team meeting. We have a spreadsheet to keep track of the hours we work - just if it's different to the usual hours of 8.30am - 5.00pm.
We call our benefits system 'Flex' because it's designed to be flexible to you. Want to buy more holiday? No problem. Want to sell some back? That's OK too. Change your pension contribution or start private healthcare? Again it's all up to you. It's easy to do and most importantly it's in your control. Each quarter you can shift your dials to increase some benefits and decrease others.
Bike to Work Scheme
If you want to reduce your costs, get fitter and be greener for the planet, why not consider riding to work. Adrian our CEO does often. Because of this we can help through the government bike to work scheme. Basically we save a load of tax by buying the bike and the kit for you. You then simply buy this off us at a much reduced price and can be done over a few months, direct from your salary.
Shit happens days
We all have those days - we’re not sick, we’re not on holiday, sh*t just happened; car trouble, kid trouble, babysitting trouble, boiler trouble and so on. So we give you three 'sh*t happens days' a year - it doesn’t come out of your holidays and you don't get marked as sick. If you have't taken any by the end of the year, we'll reward you with £50 for every day you don't take.
We offer childcare vouchers, which can save parents with kids aged up to 15 over £1,000 a year on childcare. Basically you can buy up to £243 a month of childcare vouchers. This works by coming out of your salary before you pay tax and national insurance saving you 20-30%. Ask Dunc or Pete about this as they both use it to pay for their nursery fees.
We don't have a hard and fast rule when it comes to budgets for external training but we do believe heavily in developing our teams. So if you're interested in attending a course firstly, good on you - it's great that you want to improve your skills. Secondly, let Rob or Adrian know you're interested and they'll see what they can do.
Our own health and fitness site with lots of helpful advice and tips on nutrition and fitness. Click here to visit the site and follow the channel on Slack #bl-livefit. Got something you'd like to see included on the site? Send it in via 'Submit a Link' at the top of the page.
Tuck shop & Red Bull
You may have spotted the Red Bull fridge, just by the printer - feel free to help yourself. If you'd like some sugary goodness to wash down with your Red Bull then why not visit our tuck shop? Dunc makes regular visits to the supermarket so he can flog us cut-price crisps at 30p and chocolate bars at 50p. All profits are given to charity, so if you have one that is close to your heart, let Dunc know.
Forgot your lunch? No problem, every day Kay places an order with local shop/deli Budgens. Simply put what you want in the #lunch-orders channel on slack by 10am and give Kay the readies. Budgens bring the food over around midday. Kay also has a menu if you'd like to see what's on offer and how much it costs.
Friday lunchtimes are generally spent in the Sportsman pub in Tattenhall. This seems to have replaced the long-standing "Chippy Friday" for now but no matter which venue is in favour, you're invited along. We also have an extended lunch on Friday so have an hour rather than the usual half an hour.
ad hoc presents
On your Birthday not only will you get a lovely pressie from bosses but you'll also receive birthday cakes or cheese and biscuits if you're not a cake fan. And if you're really lucky, a birthday song and dance from developer Tom and designer Woody.
We have one every year just before Christmas and it normally involves great food, a drink or two and possibly a little dad dancing.