Everything we do is underpinned by our values. We encourage collaboration and act with compassion in everything we do – it’s what enables us to create a culture we can all be proud of. It’s also what drives us to do good beyond the services we deliver and make a meaningful difference to the lives we touch, the people we employ and the communities we serve.
Whether that is by delivering an excellent service to our customers, giving back to the community through a volunteering day or raising funds for the Maximus Foundation UK to support charities that are nominated by our colleagues for funding.
All colleagues enjoy access to the Maximus Benefits Centre, an easy-to-use platform that allows you to choose the benefits that will benefit you. To ensure the benefits we offer are flexible and can be tailored to meet your needs and personal circumstances, we offer a wide range of core, voluntary and benefits extras to pick and choose from.
We offer 25 days annual leave, with the option to buy or sell up to five days of leave during the annual benefits window. To reward long-serving colleagues, your annual leave entitlement increases to 27 after five years with the company.
The Maximus UK Pension Plan gives colleagues they chance to build a pension for retirement. You can contribute up to 5% of your salary and we will match up to 4% of whatever you put in.
For extra peace of mind, we provide Life Insurance for all colleagues from their first day with the business. Should anything happen to you, we will provide a lump sum payment of 3x your basic pay to your nominated beneficiaries.
Medicash Healthcare Cash Plan
All colleagues can save money on a range of treatments and services, and claim reimbursements for dental, optical, physiotherapy, acupuncture, chiropractor, homeopathy and other consultations.
LifeWorks Employee Assistance Programme
If you need extra support, you can access free, confidential support for any legal, financial or personal issue any time of the day, 365 days a year.
Our enhanced packages mean colleagues are entitled to 12 weeks of full maternity pay (including adoption and surrogacy), and six weeks of full paternity pay.
As part of our Volunteer Day Scheme, all colleagues can dedicate one working day to volunteer with a local charity of their choice.
Critical Illness Cover
All colleagues can opt-in to receive financial support of up to £500,000 if they or their partner are diagnosed with a critical illness.
Physical and Mental Health Benefits
We offer Health Assessments, provided by Nuffield Health, for a comprehensive view of your physical and mental health. Colleagues also have access to Ability First, an internal service to support colleagues in overcoming any barriers they have at work. To support mental health, we offer a nine-month support programme called Able Futures that help people manage and overcome their mental health challenges within the workplace. All colleagues also have access to a premium Headspace account, where they can access over one thousand hours of mindfulness, health and sleep content.
Medicash Extra Benefits
In addition to the Medicash Healthcare Cash Plan all colleagues enjoy as part of their core benefits, they can also take advantage of a range of Medicash extras – like great discounts and cashback on everything from gym memberships and beauty treatments to high street retailers and supermarkets. They can also tap into online mental health and wellbeing support from Care first, which offers a wealth of helpful and informative resources on things like stress, debt and workplace wellbeing.
To help take the financial pain out of a trip to the dentist, colleagues can claim back the cost of routine dental fees and specialist treatments. They can also extend their cover to their loved ones.
For colleagues who work from an office, we offer a 12-month interest-free loan to cover the cost of travelling to and from work. We also offer a Cycle to Work scheme so that enthusiastic cyclists can hire a new bike to travel into work, free from tax and National Insurance contributions. For colleagues who like to travel abroad for their holidays, we offer Travel Insurance that covers them and their loved ones for multiple trips and provides Emergency Medical Expenses cover of up to £10 million.
Holiday Trading (buy/sell)
All colleagues can buy or sell up to five days of annual leave for some extra time off or cash in the pocket.
Doing your bit couldn’t be easier. We offer three different ways for colleagues to give back. They can pick a charity and make tax-efficient contributions throughout the year. Alternatively, they can sign up for Payroll Pennies and their salary will be rounded down to the nearest pound so that the remaining pennies can be donated to the Maximus Foundation UK. Finally, they can sign up to Payroll Giving and make hassle-free monthly contributions to the Maximus Foundation UK throughout they year.
What's more, every penny donated to the Maximus Foundation UK is matched by the business and goes directly towards a colleague-nominated charity.
Gender Reassignment Paid Leave
Colleagues are entitled to a maximum of four weeks of paid leave which can be used flexibly for appointments, treatments, surgery and recovery. It doesn't need to be used in one block; it can be used flexibly and when needed.
Neonatal/Premature Paid Leave
As the birth parent, colleagues are entitled to up to four weeks of paid leave. Their partner is also entitled to a maximum of two weeks so that they have shared time off work.
Pregnancy Loss Paid Leave
Anyone who suffers from pregnancy loss is entitled to two weeks of paid leave (including via a surrogate).
Fertility Treatment Paid Leave
In any 12-month period, colleagues are entitled to three days of paid leave to receive and recover from fertility treatment.
Child Bereavement Leave
We offer four weeks of paid leave so that colleagues can spend time with their loved ones without worrying about work or finances.
For partners of birth parents or primary adopters, we offer paid time for colleagues to attend two antenatal, adoption, fostering and surrogacy appointments.
New mothers returning to work can continue breastfeeding or expressing by facilitating paid time in their working day.
Restaurant Discount Card
For colleagues who enjoy eating out, they can take advantage of a Restaurant Discount Card for great deals and discounts on a wide range of restaurants, cinema tickets and days out.
Our development opportunities.
We believe new experiences awaken new career aspirations, and we encourage and support colleagues to explore opportunities to grow and develop their career in a way that’s right for them.
We offer a range of online training and continuous development opportunities so that colleagues can hone their skills, broaden their expertise and thrive in their roles.
In order to give colleagues the space to progress within Maximus, we promote opportunities internally and provide a platform for colleagues to share their skills and expertise with other parts of our business.
It’s how we provide greater variability in the day-to-day role and empower colleagues to shape improvements for the future.
Personal Development Plans
All colleagues are encouraged to create Personal Development Plans so that they can grow and develop in new areas.
We have a dedicated online learning platform with a wide range of training and resources to hone skills and broaden expertise.
We offer more than 100 apprenticeships for colleagues at all levels who want to upskill through an accredited training programme.
Our MentorU programme allows colleagues to tap into the skills and knowledge of senior leaders so that they can realise their progression aspirations.
Ensures everyone has equal access to opportunities and resources. Treats others with honesty, respect, and consideration. Recognises and pursues the unique perspectives, experiences, and talents of every individual to further promote cross-cultural understanding and inclusion throughout the organisation.
Accepts responsibility for self and team, self-reflects and confronts problems, and demonstrates commitment to organisational success. Seeks to deliver quality work and achieve results that meet or exceed standard expectations without compromising others.
Is eager to problem-solve; broadens perspectives and overcomes prejudices to find solutions to complex challenges. Thinks innovatively and with a vision and focus on the future. Seeks opportunities to experiment with new approaches and grow/develop skills.
Demonstrates commitment to meet current and future internal and external customer and client needs. Addresses complaints, makes realistic commitments, and effectively communicates solutions. Seeks to maintain quality and delivery of services that meet or exceed the standard of excellence.
Cares for people and encourages others to do the same. Welcomes perspectives and emotions of others and has the ability to have open conversations that create a culture of compassion, empathy, and support within and beyond the organisation.
Recognises the benefit of working with others (internal and external). Believes collaboration can lead to better and stronger contributions to Maximus. Views partnerships as long-term and meaningful. Engages with trust, mutual respect and personal accountability. Assumes positive intent.