We attract, develop and retain the best talent because it’s our people who set us apart.

You will be part of an organisation that has been recognised nationally as an outstanding place to work. In 2021, we were listed 69th in the prestigious 100  Large Best Companies to Work For.  We were also awarded a 2-star accreditation by Best Companies, recognising outstanding levels of workplace engagement and were listed in the 75 Best Companies to Work for in the East of England and the Charity’s 30 Best Companies to Work For.

In 2020, we demonstrated our commitment to changing the way we think and act about mental health in the workplace and signed the Time to Change Employer Pledge.  In 2021 we were awarded the HR Management award by The Charity Times for implementing a range of Wellbeing initiatives.

ARUK really does look after its people, where you will be able to add value and make a difference.

In return, you will be recognised and rewarded for your contribution, and be given the opportunity to develop your skills, knowledge and experience.

You will also work in a supportive environment where our culture is built around our Leadership Attributes, where we are all expected to:

  • Act with integrity
  • Be inspirational
  • Be empowering
  • Be aware of our impact
  • Work in a collaborative way
  • Be accountable

We know that a new job isn’t just about your first day in the office. We want you to feel part of Alzheimer’s Research UK and our dedication to bringing about life-changing treatments for dementia from the moment you are offered the job. That’s why we provide a comprehensive induction process, helping you to understand the role that each team plays within the charity and how vital you are in making breakthroughs possible in dementia research.

Alzheimer’s Research UK would not be able to achieve its vision or make breakthroughs possible without the talent and dedication of its employees.  It is therefore important to offer a range of benefits which are designed to meet both the organisational and individual needs, are market competitive and designed to attract and retain employees.


Holiday Entitlement

Employees receive 25 days holiday per annum, plus the Statutory Public Holidays.  For every 3, 6 and 9 years worked, employees will receive 1 additional day’s leave. There is also the option to buy up to 5 additional days holiday per year or carry over 5 days holiday to the following year.  This holiday entitlement is pro-rated for new starters and part-time employees.



Subject to the eligibility criteria, employees are enrolled in our pension scheme but can opt out if they so wish.  The charity contributes 5% and employees contribute a minimum of 4%.



Employees are offered Private Medical Insurance, a Health Cash Plan, Life Insurance and Income Protection. Our Employee Assistance Programme provides employees and their family members additional support on problems which may be impacting their work/home life, health and wellbeing and is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.


Sick Pay

We offer enhanced Company Sick Pay, where employees receive their normal pay for up to 13 weeks (65 days) of absence through illness in any rolling 12-month period. This is pro-rated for part-time employees.


Family Friendly Policies

Our Family Friendly Policies have been designed to support employees by offering different types of leave that may be taken.  Subject to the eligibility criteria, we also offer enhanced pay.


Cycle to Work Scheme

Employees can purchase a commuter bike, clothing and accessories, whilst spreading the cost over a 12-month period and making savings through a tax break.


Learning & Development

My Personal Growth programme has been designed to enable employees to develop their skills, knowledge and behaviours, add value and drive organisational success.


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