Jobs at IMechE
The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) offers a generous benefits package for its employees. Those new to the Institution will find themselves part of an organisation with an impressive history, long tradition and fine reputation. As an accredited Investor in People and a committed equal opportunities employer, we recognise that future success depends entirely on the quality of our employees and their continuing development in order to help them reach their full potential.
We reward our employees for their efforts and achievements, and are dedicated to making their experience of working with us a fulfilling and enjoyable one. Our employee benefits package reflects these values and gives you the opportunity to achieve and maintain a healthy work-life balance.
Our Reward Package
Looking Ahead / Protecting Your Future
Stakeholder Pension Scheme
Our Stakeholder Pension Scheme with Scottish Widows gives employees the opportunity to contribute any amount of their salary towards a pension fund. The Institution will match employee contributions up to 10% of their pensionable salary.
All employees are automatically covered for life assurance worth three times their annual salary in the event of death in service.
Positive Health and Wellness
BUPA Private Medical Insurance
A taxable benefit for which single cover is paid for by the Institution. Members will also have access to BUPA Positive Health; an online programme dedicated to helping you take small positive steps to improve your health and well-being.
Occupational Health Assessments
The Institution will arrange and finance Occupational Health Assessments for employees as required.
Employee Assistance Programme
Our Employee Assistance Programme provides all employees with free, confidential support and advice about their personal, financial and emotional issues, and their call centres are based here in the UK.
Eye Tests and Specs
We will contribute towards the cost of an Eye Test and towards the cost of glasses prescribed for VDU use.
Employees have free access to a small gym with shower facilities onsite at 1 Birdcage Walk.
Annual Learning at Work Day
This day gives employees the opportunity to engage in a number of different activities that encourage learning and wellbeing.
Employees are contracted to work a 36.25 hour week, Monday to Friday.
The Institution is committed to allowing staff to work as flexibly as possible within the demands of the business. Employees currently enjoy home-working, compressed hours and job sharing.
Employees are entitled to a minimum of 26 days Annual Leave, exclusive of public bank holidays. This annual allowance will increase based on your length of service. The holiday year runs from 1 January to 31 December. 1 Birdcage Walk is also closed over Christmas and the New Year, over which time employees receive an additional Institution Day.
Employee Social Group
Our Employee Social Group organises events for employees to participate in throughout the year, from Treasure Hunts to Salsa Evenings.
The Institution’s provision of sick pay and paid maternity/paternity leave currently exceeds the government statutory payments.
Annual Personal Development and Review Plan (PDRP)
The Annual Personal Development and Review Plan (PDRP) gives employees a chance to review their performance at work and identify future development needs.
Training and Development
As an Investor in People, we encourage all employees to learn and develop; training is offered individually, through our annual Corporate Training Plan and also through sponsored study.
Professional Membership Subscription
As an employee of the Institution, you are entitled to free membership to the Institution. In addition to this, we will, as necessary, finance employees for one relevant subscription to a membership body.
Season Ticket Loan
All employees are entitled to an interest free Season Ticket Loan for travel to work after 4 weeks service, repayable via monthly deductions from your salary over a 12 month period.
Cycle to Work Scheme
As an alternative to public transport, the Institution runs a cycle hire scheme allowing employees to save up to 40% on the cost of a bicycle and equipment over a 12 month period, with an option to purchase the bike for one additional month’s payment.
Give as you Earn
Donate to a charity of your choice through monthly deductions from your pre-tax salary. This allows you to benefit from not paying tax on the donations you make and the tax relief is instead passed on to the charity.
Discounted Meals at the ICE
Enjoy a 20% discount on food purchased at the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) café bar at One Great George Street.
To help with the costs of childcare, we offer a salary sacrifice Childcare Vouchers scheme to employees in association with Edenred (formerly Accor Services). Money for your childcare provision is deducted from your pre-tax salary and credited to a voucher scheme online.