GoCardless allows me the flexibility to balance an executive role as CFO with being a mum to two girls. The flexibility means I am able to fully commit to my role without worrying about disappointing my daughters by not being at key school events.
Catherine Birkett, CFO
How GoCardless supports families
We offer flexible working hours and occasional remote working for all our employees. So, whether it’s going to see your kid’s play or being there for school runs – you can dedicate time to what matters.
We offer benefits, for example: private health insurance (incl. pre-existing conditions), income protection, life insurance, maternity, paternity and shared parental pay, and an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).
Our office is designed to help people continue doing great work. We have a quiet room that can be used for expressing or meditation and prayer. We also have a changing table and kid friendly activities for visiting families.
Sharing the news
A new arrival is always celebrated at GoCardless and we support employees to balance work with new commitments.
Our People Partners and managers discuss our parental policies with each employee.
Flexible working Antenatal appointments, using shared parental leave, and return to work.
Office space We assess your workstation to make sure you're comfortable.
We offer enhanced parental policies:
Primary parent and carer leave 12 weeks full pay and 6 weeks half-pay.
Paternity and secondary parent leave 6 weeks full pay.
Shared parental leave Statutory leave and pay.
Our People Partners and managers make sure new parents can comfortably ease back into work.
Re-onboarding A welcome pack and tailored sessions to find out about any changes or updates.
New ways of working From working from home to trialing reduced hours arrangements.
At GoCardless, parents share a network to support each other.
A dedicated network Get support and share advice. From family-friendly holidays to new buggies
Inclusive events. We organise a range of family friendly events, including parent's and carer's day.
The kids absolutely loved the parents and carers day and now have a totally unrealistic sense of what a real job is 😉
Jon, Senior Manager, BI
"Being a first-time father is scary enough. The enhanced parental leave gave me the chance to support my wife and to get to know my daughter in the most precious stages of her life."
Mark, Director of Talent
“When a member of your team returns after parental leave, things may have changed. It’s important to have a structure to ease back in and give them the flexibility to set their own pace."
Matt, Design Manager
"My team and manager have been incredibly supportive - I can work remotely and they've been very helpful and made sure I have everything I need to express breast milk at work.”
Blanca, Product Designer