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Pay & Benefits

Pays and Benefits

One of our key aims is to create a workplace and working experience that are rewarding and valued by all of us. We are committed to creating a dynamic, diverse and inclusive community, providing an excellent working environment that recognises and rewards all its staff. The benefits of working at York St John University include:

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York St John University offer a range of staff benefits and discounts  which are detailed within the 2013-14 Staff Benefits and Wellbeing Booklet. Please note that the discount at 3D Hair and Beauty Salon, page 32, is no longer available.

Further discounts available to York St John University staff are detailed here.


Health Plan - York St John University pays for all employees with one year’s service to have a Simplyhealth plan. The plan will allow you to claim back money (up to your annual limit) towards your everyday healthcare including:

  • £60 towards dental treatment
  • £60 towards optical treatment
  • £150 towards the cost of physiotherapy, acupuncture, podiatry/chiropody, homeopathy
  • £500 towards consultations and scans
  • £100 towards having a health screening
  • Comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme giving you access to six face-to-face counselling sessions and Freephone 24 hours a day, seven days a week helpline for counselling, health and wellbeing advice. Please phone 0800 975 3347.

If you have any questions about your plan please call the Simplyhealth team on 0800 980 7890.


Childcare Vouchers - York St John offers childcare vouchers as a flexible way for employees to meet the needs of childcare. A proportion of salary is ‘sacrificed’ in exchange for the vouchers, which are non-taxable and exempt from NI contributions. For further details on the scheme please download the parent pack.  

Or visit the Computer Share website or call their Customer Service team on 0845 002 1111.


Cycle Purchase Scheme - York St John offers staff the ability to purchase cycles through a salary ‘sacrifice’ scheme. Staff pay monthly through their salary and are exempt from paying income tax and NI on the deduction. Therefore, there is the potential to save up to 40% on the cost of a bike and equipment.

Further details of the scheme are available from the Cycle Scheme website.


Your Wellbeing - YSJActive and HR launched a pilot Wellbeing Scheme for the academic year 2013-2014 focusing on enabling staff to lead a healthier lifestyle.

We would like to say thank you to those who took part in 'Your Wellbeing' this year. Please check back with us in August 2014 for details of the 2014-15 services on offer.


Payroll Giving - is a scheme that enables you to give to any UK charity straight from your gross salary. Payroll Giving is an easy, tax effective way to give, so it costs you less to give more. Click here to find out more or visit http://www.payrollgiving.org.uk/.To set up a regular donation contact the Payroll Team on T: 6934/6615.