Employee benefits and wellbeing

Along with providing sector-leading employment benefits as standard, Greenpeace takes the wellbeing of staff incredibly seriously. Enjoy flexible working, healthy food, yoga classes, free counselling, personal development workshops and much more.


Happy and well-supported staff are the key to Greenpeace’s successes within the global environmental movement. The UK office is proud to offer sector-leading salaries and pensions, a generous holiday allowance, and other employment benefits such as a cycle to work scheme.

Our benefits

  • Salaries for our jobs are advertised as and when vacancies arise, so you know upfront if it’s right for you. Each year, a cost of living inflationary increase is considered and is subject to board approval.
  • Our full time working week is 37.5 hours.
  • Annual leave is 25 days per year for full time staff and additional leave is accrued according to length of service up to a maximum of 32 days. Annual leave is applied pro rata for part time staff. Our office is normally closed between Christmas and new year and staff are not required to use annual leave to cover this period.
  • We offer a generous salary sacrifice pension scheme held with Aviva. Greenpeace contributes 8.5% of basic salary, provided employees contribute at least 3%.
  • To assist with meeting the costs of travel to work, employees are able to take advantage of an interest free season ticket loan, or a tax efficient bicycle loan offered through www.cyclescheme.co.uk.
  • We offer a life assurance scheme paying four times the employee’s annual salary in the unfortunate event of death during employment.

Our approach to wellbeing

Employee Assistance Programme

All employees have access to free confidential advice with a qualified counsellor on any issues, offered through our employee assistance programme. The EAP also offers access to a Healthy Advantage app, with a variety of bespoke wellbeing features. Users have access to a library of learning materials personalised to their preferences, including wellbeing articles, videos, weekly mood trackers, 4-week plans and mini health checks.

Flexible working, time off in lieu 

We are happy to consider flexible working requests as part of the recruitment process. Beyond this, all Greenpeace UK staff are eligible to apply for flexible working after six months of service. We also use a time off in lieu system where time off can be agreed with your manager if you have worked significantly more than your contractual hours, to ensure you are achieving a healthy work-life balance.

Work–life balance

Our hybrid working model enables us to enjoy the benefits of both office based and remote working. We ask that staff work from the office in Islington 40% of their time, with 20% required as a minimum. Reasonable adjustments as well as specific office based needs are considered for those with long term health conditions and disabilities. Once a month, we take an organisational ‘breather’ day where the office closes and we have no expectations of output on these days.


We have a health group that aims to make it easier for people who are managing ongoing health conditions, disabilities and different abilities to work at Greenpeace. We also have a wellbeing group that focuses on activities such as mindfulness techniques, yoga relaxation and issues like climate anxiety.


We have a wellbeing room with a wealth of resources. It also can be used equally for prayer and for non-religious contemplation, meditation, relaxation, and has a space to store medication if required.


If you would like to cycle or run to work, or take an active lunch break, we have showers, lockers and a bike shed. Employees also have access to a free cycle maintenance workshop held on site once a month. As an employee of Greenpeace, you can benefit from 4 hours of free cycle training with our friends at Bikeability, to learn how to cycle more safely. We have several bikes that staff can borrow to attend the training and also to commute to work.


We run several learning and development workshops including building personal resilience, courageous conversations and managing mental health at work.

Healthy food

We have a subsidised cafe which serves healthy, organic vegetarian and vegan food for staff and visitors at a fraction of the cost of a typical Islington lunch


We provide free weekly yoga class every Tuesday with an expert instructor covering a range of yoga practices.