We care about our staff. Their skills help keep our service responding and serving local communities, so a happy and healthy workforce is fundamental to achieving our aims.

We offer the following benefits to help support our colleagues across the organisation:

  • Pension scheme – DAA pay 6%, which is over the 2% statutory minimum Company sick pay
  • Annual leave allowance – DAA provide a minimum of 33 days (inc Bank Holidays), which increases with length of service, over the 28 days statutory minimum
  • Occupational Sick Pay from joining
  • Long Service Awards with gifts
  • Family Leave: maternity, SPL, adoption, paternity
  • Fertility Treatment Leave
  • Paid compassionate / emergency leave
  • Free confidential counselling service
  • Pastoral and Chaplain volunteer support
  • Hastee to support financial wellbeing
  • Leased vehicle options
  • Discounts at a variety of retailers and other companies
  • Flexible working hours and/or remote working
  • Free eye tests for staff with over 50% daily use of VDU
  • Free flu jabs
  • Eligible for Blue Light Card
  • Free refreshments for staff working at one of our buildings (airbase/office/shop)
  • Occupational health and fast-track physiotherapy options
  • Surfwell surf therapy referrals