Together as ‘Team Bucks’ we have the privilege of doing all that we can to help support the growth of our local Buckinghamshire economy making sure the conditions exist that encourage business to invest, grow and thrive. Our people are essential to making that mission a reality and we are very proud to have so many talented employees from a variety of backgrounds.
Our company values define who we are, how we act and what we want to be. They’re the standard to which we hold ourselves accountable and the standard by which others can judge us by. Above all, we want to be a high performing professional organisation that acts with integrity, treats people with respect and honesty and which makes our employees, clients and customers feel proud to be associated with us.
We work together with consideration and respect for each other and have a strong ethos of sharing and consultation.
We take responsibility for our actions and pride in our achievements.
We behave with integrity and treat each other as equals. We appreciate and recognise every individual’s strengths.
We strive to ensure our talents and resources are used wisely.
We pursue our mission with passion and enthusiasm and we make a real difference to the people, businesses and communities that we serve.
We maintain the respect and confidence of our funders and stakeholders.
As a champion and voice for local business, we have to do more than talk a good game. In our role as an employer, we have to be a great example. Our staff benefits recognise the importance of rewarding achievement and striking the right balance between work and play.
The freedom to work remotely allows employees to better juggle the demands of work and home life, while improving our business agility.
If we can reasonably accommodate staff requirements without affecting performance we will. 37% of our employees work part time hours.
We welcome applications from all and believe people should be treated with dignity and fairness in an environment where everyone is respected and encouraged to achieve their potential.
We look to recruit great talent and foster it further to help all our staff achieve their long-term career goals. And we’ll always be honest about what’s needed to progress.
25 days per year (pro-rata for part-time staff). The holiday year begins on 1st April and ends on 31st March each year.
We operate a holiday purchase scheme which gives employees the ability to buy up to 5 days in each holiday year (pro-rata for part-time employees).
The company operates an auto-enrolment pension scheme with Royal London. The company will pay equivalent to 10% of basic salary into the above pension scheme.
We operate a death in service benefit meaning that if the worst were to happen an insurance scheme would pay 4 x your contractual salary to your nominated person.
HealthShield helps to cover the costs of everyday healthcare such as trips to the dentist or opticians and so much more, depending on your specific membership plan.
For eligible employees, up to 10% payable annually based on Personal and Company performance.
We believe our employees are the best advocates for us as an employer. We will pay a ‘finder’s fee’ for any employee who introduces a new employee to our organisation.
All employees who have worked at Buckinghamshire Business First for a total of 10 consecutive years will qualify for an additional 5 days holiday, taking your annual leave entitlement to 30 days per year.
We endeavour to walk the talk on corporate social responsibility, to create a best in-class work environment. We push to achieve business accreditations that not only prove our commitment to excellence, but push us to raise our standards even higher.
We are a Living Wage employer because we believe a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay. We’re a signatory to the Disability Confident scheme because we take active steps to recruit and nurture people with disabilities and people who have challenges with their health.
We’ve signed the Armed Forces Covenant committing us to support those who are or have served for their country. And we have a Gold Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award for a wide range of initiatives from offsetting our carbon impact through our #NetZeroBucks campaign to mental health and well-being support to our staff.