Benefits of Working for Leading Lives

We value and invest in our employees at Leading Lives and provide a friendly, happy, and positive working environment with an inclusive culture where people can draw on their own talents and enthusiasm. 

Leading Lives Staff; Serving Suffolk

We are an award-winning employee-owned social enterprise and provide the opportunity to share in the success of the company through a co-operative membership bonus.

We offer flexible working and the opportunity to gain experience across many different aspects of social care across all our services as well as:

  • Competitive company pension scheme, matching up to 8%

  • Holiday entitlement that increases with service and the opportunity to purchase additional holiday

  • Occupational Sick Pay

  • Business Mileage at 45p per mile

  • Co-operative flexible benefits – cycle to work and staff discount schemes

  • Weekend and bank holiday enhancements

  • Comprehensive paid induction and training. Social care staff will achieve The Care Certificate (nationally recognised qualification)

  • All staff are expected to complete an appropriate qualification (QCF level 3 or 5 depending on their role)

  • Career Pathway Scheme – promoting the opportunity for all staff to develop personally and professionally

  • Recognition and Reward Scheme – AGM Awards Presentation

  • Refer a Friend Scheme

  • Free DBS

  • Credit Union – loans and savings

  • Generous sleep in rates

  • Annual Performance Appraisal and Development scheme

  • Award winning Apprenticeship scheme

  • Occupational Health Support

  • Sabbaticals

  • Free parking – our sites offer free parking, and most are accessible by public transport (roles in our Independence Plus service will require people to have their own transport to get out to customers in the community).

Don't just take our word for it - here is a recent review on
Leading Lives Indeed Review - May 2019

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