Benefits (UK)

We offer a comprehensive range of benefits to our staff. These include:


Our holiday entitlement is 25 working days in each calendar year, with enhancement for long service. We also operate a holiday banking scheme.

Preferred Working Hours

Most employees in Oxford work a 35-hour week, and many can choose a system of preferred working hours. A variety of different working patterns operate at Kettering.

Pension Scheme

We offer a defined contribution pension scheme. Life assurance cover for scheme members is four times pensionable salary.

Personal Accident

We operate a Personal Accident Scheme, the purpose of which is to provide a lump-sum benefit to staff in the event of death or injury as a result of an accident. The benefit applies at all times, whether or not staff are on Press business.

Maternity/Paternity Benefits

Our maternity and paternity schemes provide leave and benefits significantly in excess of statutory entitlements.


We operate a good short-term sick pay scheme. Members of staff unfortunate enough to suffer a long-term illness or disability could benefit from our Income Protection Scheme.


A childcare voucher salary sacrifice scheme is available to help parents with the cost of childcare by enabling them to benefit from tax and National Insurance savings.

Employee Assistance Programme

Our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) provides staff with a free and confidential information and counselling service on personal issues. The service is provided by an external organization which operates a helpline 24 hours a day, allowing employees to seek advice about any problem from the privacy of their homes.

Travel to Work Scheme

The Press operates a travel to work scheme for annual bus and train tickets. Staff can apply for an interest-free loan repayable over 12 months from salary.

Book Purchases

All members of staff are entitled to a 50 per cent discount on all OUP books.

Restaurant, Espresso Bar, and Shop

Excellent catering facilities on both the Oxford and Kettering sites provide a high standard of food, including healthy eating and vegetarian options. On the Oxford site there is also an Espresso Bar and a shop selling freshly-made sandwiches, baguettes, newspapers, magazines, and other items.

Sports & Social

We have an on-site fitness centre in Oxford, as well as a sports ground in North Oxford catering for soccer, cricket, tennis, and bowls. The Press also has a variety of other social clubs, including a choir, music and drama society, cycling, running and golf clubs.

Please be advised that these details relate to UK posts only.