Employment benefits

At IDS we aim to ensure that our core values based on equity, accountability, engagement and continuous learning are reflected in the environment we work in.

Salary scales

The current IDS salary scales were reviewed on 1 August 2016.

View the IDS Payscales (pdf)

Benefits of working at IDS

There are a number of additional factors that make working here a very positive experience. These include:

  • A competitive incremental pay structure
  • 24 days annual leave plus six additional set closure days at Christmas and Easter
  • A highly desirable career revalued benefits scheme available for all staff
  • A commitment to supporting the learning and development of all our staff - both personally and professionally
  • A Rewards and Incentive Scheme for Fellows (pdf)
  • A family friendly environment with: excellent maternity benefits; childcare vouchers; campus based nursery; maternity support, parental and adoption leave
  • A commitment to flexible working: available to all staff and includes home working options, career break scheme and leave of absence arrangements
  • Occupational Health specialists which includes a counselling service
  • An Employee Assistance Programme (EAP). This offers free, confidential assistance with work, financial, legal, family and personal problems. 24 hours a day, 365 days a year over the telephone or online.
  • Occupational sick pay
  • A campus based sports centre and fully equipped gym offering a range of exercise classes and massage therapies
  • Supported travel options and incentives such as season ticket and bicycle loans plus excellent transport links
  • A number of refreshment facilities and shops across campus, plus our own IDS restaurant and bar
  • A beautiful setting in the Sussex Downs.