We recognise that, whatever job you do or whatever level
you're at, you need to strike a balance between your work life
and your home life.
Flexible working! We offer a range of options for
flexible working, be it part-time work, job sharing or
term-time working. We also offer support for staff wishing to
study or to take a complete break with our career break scheme
of up to nine months’ unpaid leave. Supporting working
parents! Kobind recognises the importance of the family and
the need to support working parents in ways that help them
balance their work and family lives. We want to ensure that
both current and new mums and dads get all the help and
support they need. We give time off for antenatal, midwife,
health visitor and parent craft classes as well as maternity
pay and leave.
Kobind believes that adoptive parents should have the
same support as biological parents. We offer comparable
adoption leave and pay within a policy specially designed for
adoptive parents, including extra support leading up to the
We also offer paid time off for staff undergoing IVF
treatment and for staff undergoing assessment as prospective
foster parents. When the baby arrives, we offer two weeks paid
paternity leave to all dads/partners. Parents can then take
parental leave of up to 18 weeks unpaid leave per child up to
the age of five years. Supporting carers With one in 6 people
in the world now having some form of caring responsibility,
Kobind understands the need to support staff who need to
balance their caring and working commitments. Employees with 2
years continuous service may request up to 9 months unpaid
career leave, for example to travel, carry out voluntary work
or cope with caring responsibilities.
Any decision is at the discretion of the line manager,
and will be based on operational needs as well as the employee
performance, attendance and conduct record. An employee
wishing to take 3 months or more career leave should request
this type of leave 3 months prior to the desired start date.
Employment will be regarded as continuous for the purposes of
this leave and benefits. Supporting the community! Supporting
the community plays a big part in most of our lives, whether
we are supporting schools, health services, charities or local
action groups. Kobind has always had a good relationship with
the wider community from where we draw our staff and our
The company supports its employees in lots of ways,
including when they are on jury service or acting as a school
governor or Justice of the Peace. For ex-service men or women
and those who belong to the Armed Forces Volunteer Service we
offer a weeks paid leave to go on annual training exercises,
and for staff wishing to become candidates for any UK or
European parliament or assembly, we offer a break of up to 5
years. We’re always happy to discuss individual requirements
for other types of public duties such as local authority,
prison or other custodial duties. We want to help staff play
their part. Supporting you - We know there may be times when
our staff would appreciate advice or support in dealing with a
personal situation either at home or at work.
Should you require help, the business use the services of
an independent 24 hour confidential helpline staffed by
advisors who are trained to listen and respond. The helpline
can offer assistance in a range of circumstances including
general counselling, advice on debt or financial problems,
legal problems, abuse, relationship difficulties and state
Rewards and Benefits
At Kobind we feel it is vital that our people are well
rewarded. So when you say yes to Kobind, we will give you
access to a highly competitive total reward package that is
proven to attract, motivate and retain the best people. We are
constantly reviewing the details of the package to make sure it
has got everything our people want in a benefits scheme, but
the things you will be able to enjoy currently include:
We regularly check our salaries against other
companies to make sure we are competitive and keeping up with
changes in the market. We will also review your basic pay
every year, plus we offer extra performance rewards to
recognise individual achievements.
Join one of our Salary Sacrifice schemes, covering
holiday buying, car leasing and cycle to work and you could
save money on tax and National Insurance.
You are entitled to a minimum of 28 days statutory
holiday per year. Obviously, if you work part-time this will
When we do well financially, we want our people to
feel the benefit too. So we have a number of discretionary
bonus schemes on offer that reward our employees for helping
us to reach our goals.
Nowadays we are all aware of how important it is to
save for our retirement. At Kobind, we want to help you along
the way. This is why we offer an excellent Defined
Contribution pension plan, where if you contribute 3% of your
pay Kobind will contribute 6%.
At Kobind your wellbeing is a big priority, and we
want you to be the best you can be. That is why we will offer
you discounted healthcare products and a wellbeing website
with top tips and health guides, to keep you fighting fit.
When you join, you will have the opportunity to
volunteer for one day at a charity of your choice.
This company is just going through humble beginnings and
it would like to become an international platform in a matter
of months. Our success is in large part due to our guiding
Inspiration Generating new ideas that
excite our customers, enthuse our people and enhance our
Innovation Focusing on continuous
improvement, pushing boundaries and encouraging
Integrity Doing the right thing, not
the easy thing; building trust and reinforcing our reputation.
In Touch Understanding what’s
important to our customers, the communities in which we work
and our colleagues.
At Kobind, we strive to identify and select the best
candidate for each role. As part of our assessment process, we
use competency-based interviews to measure key aptitudes,
attributes and values that an individual should demonstrate to
be successful in the job. The number of interviews will vary by
role and line of business. Global Talent Acquisition Process is
Candidates should search and apply for the positions
in which they are interested, possess the skills and match the
minimum job requirements.
Our recruiting team will review all applications and
contact those who best suit the role. In the case of
unsuccessful applications, candidates will be notified.
The assessment and selection process varies between
lines of business. A member of the recruitment team will make
the process clear to each candidate.
All candidates will be required to present proof of
identification, address and eligibility to work in the
respective country during the assessment and selection
process. Only original documents will be accepted.
If an offer is extended, background checks must be
initiated for all external hires or rehires prior to start
date. This includes the following checks: criminal record
bureau, education, credit history, fraud database and
references. Applicants being hired to support certain lines of
business may also be required to complete additional
compliance checks prior to their start date.
If no suitable vacancy is available at the point of
application, an applicants details will be kept on file for
review against future opportunities.