IPPF offers salaries and benefits which are very competitive in the not-for-profit sector in London. Below are some of the benefits you can expect when you join IPPF. 

Work/life balance

IPPF’s working week is 35 hours and a flexi-time scheme is in operation. 

Annual leave

In your first year you will receive 25 days annual leave, increasing by 1 day for each year of service up to a maximum of 30 days.  

Lifestyle-friendly policies

IPPF wishes to be as supportive as possible to staff who may need to take time off work for emergencies and the unexpected. The flexi-time scheme, family and compassionate leave, parental leave and time off for dependents are geared towards providing work/life support.

IPPF’s maternity policy provides enhanced benefits which exceed the statutory minimum and include adoption, shared parental and assisted conception leave. IPPF also provides financial assistance towards childcare costs. 

Flexible working

All staff are eligible to apply for flexible working after 26 weeks of service. 

Salary and performance-related pay

Salaries are based on a salary scale.

Salary reviews take place each July and are based on performance appraisal. Salaries may also increase in line with the cost of living review which takes place in July each year.

Learning and development

IPPF is committed to supporting your learning and development, both to meet your needs and to achieve organizational objectives. Every member of staff has a personal learning plan and learning opportunities include study support, training courses, conferences, mentoring and lunchtime learning sessions.  IPPF also has a Secondment Policy and a Developmental Opportunities Policy to cover suitable, vacant posts, e.g. maternity cover, restricted projects, etc.  Agreed opportunities are between six months and one year in duration with the facility to return to your substantive post.

Health benefits

IPPF’s health benefits include a free private medical insurance scheme, annual well-person clinics and flu vaccination, free health check for regular travellers and a yearly eye test.


All eligible new staff are automatically enrolled in the stakeholder pension plan. Staff contributions are voluntary - IPPF will contribute to your pension even if you choose not to.

Season ticket and bicycle loans

An interest-free annual season ticket and/or bicycle loan are available.  

Employee assistance programme

This is a free, confidential, 24-hour advice and support line, covering many areas including counselling and financial and legal advice. This is available to you and your immediate family.

Life assurance and permanent health insurance

You will automatically be included in IPPF’s life assurance and permanent health insurance schemes.    

Social events

IPPF allocates funds for staff social activities during the year.