What we do for you

We look after you


There are lots of benefits to working at Macmillan, in addition to knowing that you are contributing to the support of people living with cancer in the UK. 

  • You can sign up for private medical insurance which we pay for (except for your personal tax liability) with the option to buy extra cover for your family. 
  • We give you 25 days holiday a year. You will be given an extra day’s annual leave in the new holiday year following the one in which you complete one year’s continuous service, until you reach the maximum of 30 days. We adjust this if you’re part-time. 
  • Macmillan operates a defined contribution pension scheme run by Legal & General and will match your contributions up to 7.5%. 
  • Macmillan will pay three times your salary as life assurance to the person you choose. 
  • You can apply for a season ticket loan to help keep your travel costs down or take out a loan for gym membership. Both these loans are interest-free. 
  • Macmillan are a part of the Cycle to Work scheme.
  • Each year, we give you a volunteering day to use either for Macmillan or for another charity of your choice.


At Macmillan, the mental and physical well-being of our staff is very important to us.

  • Macmillan offer annual Flu Vaccinations to all employees. 
  • Macmillan employees have free access to a digital gym and wellbeing centre.
  • We trained Wellbeing Champions and Mental Health First Aiders at Macmillan, and have a professional Safeguarding team, meaning that there are a number of safe places for you to go internally if you want to talk to someone about your well-being and mental health. 
  • If you'd prefer to speak to someone external, we have an Employee Assistance Programme, provided by Health Assured, which offers a wide range of completely confidential, free services 365 days of the year, 24 hours a day. 
  • We have developed a range of learning and development initiatives, such as mental health or resilience workshops, to help give our staff access to helpful information and tools to support the management of their own well-being.

I had a knee injury and through the scheme I was given the relevant scans, met with a consultant and was booked in for surgery – all within two weeks!

Katie, HR Coordinator

We reward you

  • At Macmillan, our employees have access to our "Top Banana" discount platform, giving you access to discounts at over 800 brands and shops. 
  • We also have a "Holiday Buying" scheme, meaning you can purchase up to an extra 5 days annual leave a year.
  • We give all our employees a "Macmillan day" off around the Christmas break to say "Thank you" for all your hard work throughout the year. 
  • At Macmillan our high-performance culture represents who we are and this is evident in those who continuously make Macmillan a great place to work. As such, each year we review our salaries to reward people's hard work and impact. 
  • Macmillan is also proud to be a Living Wage Employer since 2014, accredited by the Living Wage Foundation.

We help you grow

  • As an organisation, Macmillan places high value on personal development and we strive to give people the opportunity to realise their full potential. 
  • We know it's important that you get off on the right foot so we plan an induction introducing you to the organisation and its people. It will also set the context of your role in supporting people affected by cancer whilst maintaining our commitment to Macmillan’s values. 
  • We will ensure we support your transition into Macmillan and the challenges this brings. Support will be offered which might include a buddy or a mentor as well as your line manager. 
  • In addition, the HR team will be there to support you throughout your future career. We are focused on creating an environment where you can continue to develop, fulfil your potential and grow your career.