Rewards and benefits

As a member of staff, you will have access to a range of benefits including:

Sport and leisure benefits

Active Nation

Employees can sign up to various discounted memberships:

  • Yarborough Leisure Centre for £29 per month or £290 per year.  For this you can use the gym, 25m swimming pool and group exercise classes
  • Birchwood site for £24 per month or £240 per year.  For this you can use the gym, group exercise classes and the immersive cycling studio
  • both sites for £36 per month or £360 per year
  • gym or swim only membership for £25 per month or £250 per year

When signing up for an annual subscription there is no joining fee.


CSSC Sports and Leisure are a standalone not-for-profit organisation. Employees can become a member for £4.50 a month. Up to six of your friends and family can join CSSC and link with your membership – they’ll get the same benefits as you. 

Members will receive:

  • free access to English Heritage, Cadw and Kew Gardens sites
  • discounted tickets including Cineworld, Odeon, Thorpe Park, Alton Towers and LegoLand
  • savings at favourite restaurants with 50% off food with a complimentary Tastecard
  • join virtual fitness classes or access discounts to 3,000 gyms

Deans gym

Dean's Sport and Leisure Centre at Lincoln College offers employees a 12-month premium membership for £22.40 per month. You are also able to sign up with no joining fee.

This membership includes the use of the gym, group exercise classes, the spa and racquet sports facilities.

Energie fitness

Our employees can sign up for a WOW membership (RRP £26 per month) at our Classic membership rate of just £19.99 per month.

The joining and induction fee is also only £10 instead of £30. A WOW membership offers the member a range of benefits, including free signature classes and multi-club access.         


Sodexo offer exclusive discounts at six major supermarkets, over 100 high street chains, 26 restaurant chains, over 42 entertainment venues, and lots of independent stores too - that's over 130,000 locations across the UK.

The Sodexo website contains a wide variety of benefits to staff. They provide market-leading discounts on gift vouchers, re-loadable cards and cinema tickets. Sodexo regularly review the discounts to ensure users have access to savings.

Our employees are able to access the Vodafone advantage scheme via Sodexo. Employees can get exclusive discounts on their mobile phones, tablet and iPad prices and plans. On offer is 15% off SIM only plans on 12 month contracts and 15% off all other handsets, iPad and tablet plan on 24 month contracts.

There are a variety of ways to save:

  • instant discounts online and in-store using e-vouchers 
  • discounted reloadable card for savings in restaurants or shops
  • the Discounts by Sodexo app gives access to further discounts

Support and development

Employee support and counselling service

We offer a free face-to-face employee support and counselling service for professional, strictly confidential, non-judgmental counselling and support to all directorate employees. Some of the most common areas of difficulty are:

  • bereavement
  • difficulties at work
  • domestic and family matters
  • health and sickness problems
  • retirement
  • stress and anxiety

Flexible working arrangements and leave provision

We provide a wide range of flexible working arrangements and leave provision to support you throughout your career, such as:

  • adoption leave
  • annual leave and bank holidays
  • compassionate leave
  • compressed hours
  • disability leave
  • election duty leave
  • family leave
  • five additional days leave after five years' service
  • flexible retirement
  • flexi-leave
  • job sharing
  • purchasing additional annual leave
  • reservist deployment
  • study leave
  • special leave
  • term time only working

Career progression

We support our employees by developing skills, knowledge and behaviours that will support them in their chosen career path. Many of our employees have had varied careers with us having taken advantage of vacancies and secondment opportunities to develop. All our vacancies are advertised on our jobs pages.


Lincs2Learn is our online learning management system.  It brings a host of learning activities and resources direct to your home or work computer, giving you the power to take control of your own development.

You can use Lincs2Learn to book onto face to face training events as well as to access online learning modules. Lincs2Learn allows you to complete all must-do and best practice training modules, such as information assurance, fire safety and display screen equipment.

With the Grow Yourself suite of learning programmes, access courses such as personal development, develop your potential, improving confidence and assertiveness and managing yourself and time.


With Simplyhealth, employees can claim money back towards the costs of managing and maintaining their everyday health and wellbeing.

This product supports everyday healthcare costs, such as routine dental check-ups and treatment; routine eye examinations and prescription eyewear; physiotherapy treatments; 24/7 access to a GP and counselling services.

For example, dental procedures including check-ups and treatment (such as fillings, crowns, bridges, hygienist fees and dentures) are covered for up to £100 (level 1) to up to £280 (level 5).  Prices start from £14.67 or £27.08 for you and your partner.

Travel benefits

Bus travel scheme

The cost of an annual Stagecoach season ticket can be deducted from your pay each month. 

An Inner Zone ticket is £347 and an Outer Zone ticket is £565 per annum.


The Cycle2Work scheme is a cycle hire agreement.  Instalments are deducted directly from your salary. You can choose a cycle or cycle equipment between £100 and £2,000. 

At the end of the hire agreement, you will be offered the opportunity to:

  • take ownership of the cycle at a fair market value, or
  • extend your hire period at no cost

For example, a bike retailing at £600 would cost a 20% tax payer a net salary reduction of £34 per month for 12 months, totalling £408.

Lincoln BIG parking

Through the Lincoln Business Improvement Group, our employees can park in various Lincoln car parks at a reduced rate.


Get up to 30% off airport car parking with SkyPark Secure on over 300 parking services at 28 UK airports.  Airports include East Midlands, Leeds Bradford, Heathrow, Stansted and Gatwick. 

This benefit includes free cancellation cover and exemption from booking fees.