Cancer Research UK

We are the world’s largest charity dedicated to saving lives through research. We encourage a flexible working culture, including options such as a 4 day work week (80% salary), flexi-hours, job shares, job-splits, part-time, compressed and core hours.

  • 4 days @ 80% salary
  • 1,000+ employees
  • Hybrid remote

Who we are

At Cancer Research UK, we exist to beat cancer.

‘Beating’ cancer involves discovering how and why it develops and evolves, then using that knowledge to find ways to prevent people developing it, detect it earlier when they do and offer them cutting-edge treatments. We strive to ensure everyone shares in this progress equally, no matter who they are, where they live, or what type of cancer they have.

We are beating cancer every day. But we need to go much further and much faster. And research offers hope – with new ideas, tools, and technologies to unravel cancer’s complexity that were unimaginable just a few years ago.

Each and every one of our employees contributes to our progress, so whatever team you join, you’ll have a part to play.

Working at Cancer Research UK

Each and every one of our employees contributes to our progress and every ounce of effort you put in will be supporting our work to beat cancer. We think that’s impressive. In return, we make sure you are supported by high quality tools, policies and processes to enable you to do your job well.

  • Flexible working: We encourage a flexible working culture, including options such as home-working, reduced or flexi-hours, job shares, job-splits, compressed and core hours.
  • Health & Wellbeing: Health and wellbeing are important to us. Our occupational health and mental wellbeing support are accompanied by online health assessment tools.
  • Annual Leave: For the majority of our roles we offer 25 days holiday a year plus bank holidays, and an extra day for Christmas Eve. You can choose to use the religious bank holidays flexibly.
  • UK-wide savings: Our staff have access to a wide range of discounts, benefits and cashback deals to support you with your financial wellbeing, through our Rewards platform.
  • Pension: Our Retirement Plan is worth up to 12% of salary and offers all employees a flexible way to build a pension fund, no matter which stage of your career you’re at
  • Income Protection and Life Assurance: We provide all staff with free insurance policies, paying 50% of your salary if you are unable to work through illness, and up to 4 times your salary for your beneficiaries should the unthinkable happen and you die while in our employment.

Our benefits

At Cancer Research UK, work-life balance is important to us, that's why we offer:

  • Optional 4 day work week (80% salary) or compressed hours (100% salary)
  • Very flexible working hours
  • Remote working opportunities
  • Generous annual leave
  • Much more

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Cancer Research UK overview

Our Working Week

We encourage a flexible working culture, including options such as a 4 day work week (80% salary), flexi-hours, job shares, job-splits, part-time, compressed and core hours.

Our 4 day week = any day off

Our Vacation Policy

The majority of our roles offer 25 days holiday (for a 5 day week) plus bank holidays, and an extra day for Christmas Eve. You can choose to use the religious bank holidays flexibly. On top of this you can chose to buy up to 1 week’s additional holiday each year.

  • 30 days PTO
  • 52 unpaid days
  • 82 days off per year

Scorecard

Top 5
89 / 100
  • +454 days @ 80% salary
  • +1030 days PTO
  • +9Open to remote working
  • +8Flexible working hours
  • +5Healthcare coverage
  • +12And much more...

Our working Day

  • 7am
    Work between
    7pm
  • 9am
    Typical hours
    5pm

Our Remote Working Policy

We offer remote working opportunities. Some of our team members work 100% remotely within the UK, while other roles require some on-site presence (e.g. 1-2 days per week)

Our Employee Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • Flexible working hours
  • Generous parental leave
  • Equipment allowance

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