Employee Benefits

The following information is designed to provide an overview of PML benefits and requirements. Further information can be obtained from the HR Group, if required. Successful applicants will receive a contract of employment and, once employed, will have access to all of PML’s terms and conditions of service which are held electronically on the staff Intranet site.

  • Annual leave: - 30 days annual leave on appointment
  • Bank Holidays: – 8 days per annum
  • Additional office closure – 2½ days per annum
  • Performance and Development Review: - annual review of performance and development needs.
  • Cycle to Work Arrangements: – can be arranged via salary sacrifice.
  • Fieldwork Allowance: - a daily allowance aimed at staff engaged in off-site sea or coastal activities. 
  • Flexible Working arrangements: - an electronic recording system, enabling flexible working arrangements.
  • Free Healthcare Service: access to GP consultations via phone call or video appointment for employees and family members living in the same house
  • Group Personal Pension Scheme: - a money purchase scheme administered by Royal London with a choice of sustainable investments. A total contribution paid of 10%, of which PML will contribute 6.5% and the staff member will contribute 3.5%. A flexible AVC package is also offered.
  • Incremental pay awards offered annually on anniversary date to pay scale maxima (scientific staff).
  • Intellectual Property: - once an employee of PML, IP remains within the sole ownership of PML. Any doubts about ownership of IP issues prior to any employment with PML must be raised prior to any appointment.
  • Life Cover: - Four times salary in the event of early death in service, funded by PML at no cost to the individual.
  • Merit Award Scheme (operational staff).
  • Merit Promotion Scheme: – PML offers all scientific staff a route to career development through it's Merit Promotion Scheme.
  • Special Bonus Scheme: – an opportunity for staff to gain financial reward for activities achieved considered over and above normal expectations.
  • Sports and Social Club: - PML’s Sports and Social Club facilitate various activities, clubs, teams and social events throughout the year. Staff are also eligible to join the Civil Service Social Club.
  • Staff Development: - identified primarily through the Performance and Development Review, PML is committed to the ongoing professional and personal development of staff.
  • Welfare Service: - provided for all staff who may need additional support through difficult times. There are two Welfare Officers at PML.
  • Employees have 24/7 access to free telephone support and counselling services through our Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Information about Plymouth: - for individuals moving into this area, further information on Plymouth, its amenities and activities can be found on the following web sites: -


PML staff images of the fun run, xmas party and ecover blue mile

There are regular sports & social club activities for staff throughout the year.
Past events have included: charity coffee mornings, BBQs, picnics as well as the yearly 'fun run' and Christmas party.

Living and working in Plymouth

Visit Plymouth has produced a short video about Living and Working in Plymouth which highlights some of the best features Plymouth has to offer. 



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