Our Benefits

Putting our people first

Find out about the wide variety of benefits available to our employees

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  • Annual leave

  • Cash plan

  • Health and wellbeing

  • Private medical insurance

  • Car scheme

  • Parental leave

  • Professional memberships

  • Cycle to Work scheme

  • Recruitment referral

  • Death in Service

Our Benefits

Speller Metcalfe is a family business, built on a team of dedicated and loyal staff that reflect our values and ethos.

We want to reward their hard work and commitment to us, and as a result offer a number of benefits to those employed across our sites and offices.

Please click on the icons to find out more about each benefit.

Annual leave

All our employees are entitled to 27 days’ paid holiday (not including public holidays).

5+ years’ service: 28 days annual leave entitlement

10+ years’ service: 30 days annual leave entitlement

Cash plan

A health cash plan allows you to claim back some of the costs of routine health expenses for a monthly premium. These include dental check-ups, eye tests, physiotherapy sessions and more.

All our employees are offered a Level 1 membership, with the option to upgrade at your own cost.

Health and wellbeing

Mental health and wellbeing is an absolute priority for Speller Metcalfe.

We provide a number of health and wellbeing workshops to staff, as well as access to a number of Mental Health First Aiders – with over 10% of our workforce trained to support staff.

All staff who do not already qualify on the NHS are also offered an optional annual flu jab and PSA test.

Private medical insurance

All employees are eligible for our private medical insurance scheme, with options to choose from single, couple or family cover (via a salary deduction).

Car scheme

Speller Metcalfe employees are able to access a private car scheme which enables you to lease a hybrid or electric vehicle via a salary sacrifice, in line with our commitment to reach carbon zero by 2032*. This provides access to reduced rates, as well as additional benefits such as inclusive servicing and warranties.

Certain job roles will also be eligible for a car allowance, which is paid as a Benefit in Kind on top of your agreed salary. This forms part of a contractual agreement and will be discussed during the interview process.

*Scope 1 and 2 emissions


Parental leave

Speller Metcalfe offers an enhanced parental leave package, above statutory pay, to our eligible staff:


Two weeks full pay following 2 years’ continuous service. Statutory pay if taken before 2 years’ service.


Under 2 years’ continuous service:

  • 90% pay for the first 6 weeks
  • *SMP for the following 33 weeks

Over 2 years’ continuous service:

  • 90% pay for the first 12 weeks
  • 50% pay for the next 6 weeks
  • *SMP for the following 21 weeks

All staff may also apply to take Shared Parental Leave (SPL) if they meet the required eligibility criteria, as set out by gov.uk:


*SMP: Statutory Maternity Pay

Professional memberships

Speller Metcalfe will pay for a professional membership, which is limited to one per year, per employee. Examples may include the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) or the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Cycle to Work scheme

Speller Metcalfe is enrolled with the government’s national Cycle to Work initiative. Available to all employees, saving an average of 32-42% on a bike and accessories. No upper limit.

Recruitment referral

Staff who refer a successful candidate that passes their probation period will be eligible for a one-off bonus of £500, maximum of one per year.

Death in Service

Death in Service is an employer-provided benefit where a nominated beneficiary receives a tax-free lump sum should a fatal accident occur while you are employed. Available to our salaried staff, Speller Metcalfe will pay 4 x  your basic salary.