QEF has selected a range of benefits, rewards and recognition to reward staff and recognise contribution.  The range includes financial and non-financial elements and is available to all permanent and fixed term employees.

Annual Leave

QEF’s basic annual leave entitlement for employees is 25 days per annum plus statutory holidays (FTE), with the opportunity to accrue additional days with length of service.   Our annual leave year runs from 1 April to 31 March. 


Employees are entitled to QEF sick pay in accordance with the guidelines detailed in the Staff Handbook.


Employees are automatically enrolled into a QEF Group Personal Pension scheme three months after joining QEF.  QEF is proud to make a contribution higher than its legal obligation.

Life Assurance

A Life Assurance policy is paid for by QEF for all employees.  This provides death in service lump sum payment of four times annual salary. 


Employees are eligible to join the Westfield Health cash plan, which is funded by QEF at no cost to the employee.  The plan enables members to claim dental, optical, therapy and consultancy costs up to an annual limit and there is also a 24 hour employee counselling service.  Employees may increase their annual limits and include additional family members.

Shopping Discounts

Employees can enjoy exclusive discounts from a wide range of high street shops and other suppliers, as part of their Westfield membership. 

Childcare Choices

QEF Payroll can speak to you about Childcare Choices.

Incentives for Care and Rehabilitation

  • Free meal a day
  • Cash rewards for length of service
  • Cash rewards for health and social care training

If you have any questions about the benefits at QEF, please contact a member of the HR team on 01372 841144