At Sintons we pride ourselves on offering all our employees a competitive salary and benefits package. We feel this is a great place to work, with a positive and inclusive environment in which we encourage everyone to achieve excellence in what they do. To reward that excellence our benefits package includes:
Competitive salary – we offer a competitive salary which is reviewed annually alongside your performance. This means that as your contribution and performance develops, you have the opportunity for your salary to do the same.
Discretionary firm bonus scheme – to recognise the importance of everyone working together as a team and to acknowledge everyone’s hard work, a discretionary bonus may be considered by the firm each year based on the achievement of a pre-determined billing target across the firm.
Pension scheme – everyone needs to plan for the future so we offer all employees membership of our pension scheme with Standard Life. Our standard package is a 5% matched contribution; with enhanced contributions as your career develops in the firm.
Holidays – we recognise time away from work is important and therefore offer a generous holiday entitlement of 25 days per annum, increasing to 30 days after 10 years’ service. You may also buy up to an additional week’s holiday. Also, if your birthday falls on one of your working days, you can take the day off….on us!
Life insurance – four times annual salary up to state pension age – from day one of employment. It’s not something we like to think about, but it does give you peace of mind should the worst happen.
Private medical insurance – we offer all our people the opportunity to join BUPA health care scheme, paid via salary deduction at a corporate discounted rate.
Health cash plan – free of charge to support healthcare costs such as eye tests and other optical costs, therapy treatments, such as physiotherapy, dental treatment and private medical insurance policy excess.
Employee Assistance Programme – intended to help you, your partner, or children deal with personal problems that might adversely impact work performance, life, health, and wellbeing.
Long service awards –we value loyalty and reward this after 5 years’ service. We have even had employees with us for 45 years!
Professional membership – we value the qualifications and professional memberships our employees have achieved and hold and are proud to support and fund these memberships where they are linked to their role.
Professional development –we support our people who want to be the best they can be by having access to opportunities to support their professional development. As part of this we hold monthly reviews and annual appraisals and agree personal development plans. We also support our employees to complete additional professional qualifications by offering part or fully funded educational support packages.
Qualification leave – with an aim of providing an opportunity to have an extended break earlier in their career, we offer qualification leave for trainees who have completed their training contract at Sintons and qualify with us; Solicitor Apprentices who have completed their apprenticeship and qualify with us; and employees who have been supported through the firm’s Educational Support Policy to qualify as Chartered Legal Executives.
Maternity/adoption/paternity leave – we offer enhanced maternity and paternity leaves.
Agile working – we are happy to discuss flexible working options to enable you to contribute the best to your work while balancing this with your personal life. We also recognise the benefits of offering flexibility to work in a hybrid way where appropriate to allow time between working remotely and attending the office. In most cases, we offer the opportunity to work at home for up to 40% of an individual’s working hours each week, with the rest of the time in the office.
Travel to work – we provide interest free travel loans to support your travel to work, with monthly deductions from salary. We also encourage car sharing and offer a cycle to work scheme.
Employee introduction bonus scheme – we recognise that our employees are in the best position to introduce friends and colleagues to the firm and offer a bonus for anyone who is recruited via a referral from an employee of Sintons LLP.
Everyday shopping discounts – through our benefits provider, we offer cashback redemption, holiday savings and thousands of other offers.
Additional benefits, including enhanced pension contributions, free car parking and funded private medical insurance are available according to an employee’s position in the firm.