Careers at Foot Anstey

Progressive benefits. Serious commitment.

Benefits for you

We believe you can achieve your full potential when your commitment and hard work is matched by a rewarding employee experience. Through our range of benefits, we are committed to supporting our people and helping them at various points in their lives – at work and at home.

Our benefits

We offer a whole range of benefits. Click below to see how we support our people in more ways than you might expect. But there’s so much more that we do – fruit in the office, yoga, massages and Pilates sessions, as well as welcoming dogs into the workplace.

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Market-leading enhanced parental pay

We support our people, through significant stages of their lives by offering market-leading enhanced parental leave. Maternity, adoption and surrogacy leave – 26 weeks at full pay followed by 13 weeks statutory pay.  Paternity leave – full pay for eight weeks.  Shared parental leave – equal to the enhanced pay we offer at the equivalent point during maternity, adoption and surrogacy leave.

Gender-based health and family forming support

Reproductive health issues can take a toll on you physically, emotionally and financially. Whether that’s infertility, you are going through menopause symptoms or experiencing men’s health challenges. We recognise that these struggles can have a significant impact and therefore we provide fully inclusive educational, clinical and financial support for gender-based health.

Emergency back-up care

We offer back-up care through Bright Horizons to all our people to help them to manage emergency child and eldercare when care arrangements have fallen through unexpectedly. There are also options to exchange your hours for tutoring.

Care reimbursement

If you need to attend a work or client event or training outside of normal working hours, and you need to pay for child or adult care, there’s an opportunity to cover those expenses.

Parental buddy scheme

We help people coming back from parental leave to have a buddy who can share experiences and support them back to the workplace in the best possible way.

 Parental coaching

Returning from extended parental leave and working can be stressful. We offer parental return coaching sessions to enable our people to make that transition more confidently.

Flexi hours

All our people can exchange one full day of annual leave for 15 flexi hours, giving you the chance to spend a bit more time with your friends and family.

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Rewarding commitment with a sabbatical

Every five years, you have the chance to take a sabbatical of four weeks, fully paid and with additional spending money to help you to do something special with your time. Whether it’s taking a course you’ve always wanted to or jet setting to a tropical garden… the choice is yours!

Cycle scheme

This is a great way to save money, keep fit and help protect the environment too.

Gym membership

Our Gym Flex scheme gives you the chance to sign up for a gym membership at a discounted price.

Lifestyle hour

Everyone has one hour a week to use as you need – whether taking a bit more time at lunch or finishing an hour earlier on one day.

Holidays

As well as 28 days’ holiday, we also offer you the option to buy up to a week of additional holiday!

Birthday leave

When it’s your birthday, you can take an additional day off in the same month.

Volunteer

Everyone has two days of paid leave to spend on volunteering activities.

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Employee Assistance Programme

When colleagues and members of their household are going through difficult times, our Employee Assistance Programme is there to help.

Private Medical Insurance

If you have any health issues, our private medical insurance is there to help you access the relevant medical care.  This is available to the majority of our people.

Digital GP

You can access a GP 24 hours a day through our partnership with Bupa. This is available to the majority of our people.

Eye tests

We provide support for eye tests and a contribution towards the cost of lenses.

Health cash plan

This plan helps our people to find a simple and affordable way to cover various healthcare costs – from the dentist through to health and wellbeing assessments.

 

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Pension

We have a Group Personal Pension where you can tailor your contributions and we’ll provide additional contributions based on yours.

Reward Gateway

Access a range of discounts on everything from fashion to fridges, from holidays to healthcare, through the Reward Gateway platform.

Referral bonus

Help us to hire more great talent through our referral programme and you’ll be entitled to referral payments of £2000 or £5000.

SmartTech Fund

When it comes to buying tech and household appliances for your home, you can use our SmartTech Fund, in association with Currys PC World.

Electric car scheme

We can help you own an electric car in an efficient and affordable way, with our Tusker scheme.

Conveyancing fee discount

You can save 50% of conveyancing fees when you come to buy or sell a property.

Discounted wills

Save 50% of the typical costs of drawing up a will, for you, your spouse or your cohabiting partner.

Savings and loans

Through London Capital Credit Union, you can access low-cost loans as well as specific savings plans.

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Life assurance

Our life assurance scheme is equivalent to five times your annual salary.

Group Income Protection

If you are unable to work for a long period because of illness or injury, this scheme provides a regular monthly income to support you. This is available for Directors and above.

What do our people say?

Foot Anstey has revisited their maternity and paternity leave offerings, making them, I would say, truly market leading. I think that’s a really important part of trying to bring equality into the workplace.

Hannah Batten Managing Associate

During my Menopause journey I felt fully supported by Foot Anstey and the firm has made the effort to make sure we can talk about menopause and its impact openly.

Nicola Burgess Legal Support Assistant

Getting a sabbatical after five years is such a brilliant opportunity to take time out and do something you’ve always wanted to in the knowledge you have a supportive firm and career to come back to. We really do have some great benefits that support a flexible lifestyle.

Rachael Bristow Senior Manager – Internal Communications

You have a lot of benefits when you come here; we have lifestyle hours, we have flexible hours, we have a really good holiday scheme.

Freya Coombs Apprentice Paralegal

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