Employee Benefits | The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Employee Benefits

Employee Development

Probationary Review Period

The first twelve months of employment will be a probationary period during which suitability for the position will be assessed and monitored. It will provide an opportunity for individuals to discuss training and development needs with their line manager.

Appraisal Scheme

Central has an appraisal scheme in place that aims to provide a focused, evaluative review of employee performance against agreed objectives. The objectives are drawn from the Corporate Plan and other related documents for the year ahead. The appraisal process is also used as an opportunity for individuals to discuss training and development needs with their line manager.

Annual Leave Entitlement

Central’s annual leave year runs from 1st October – 30th September. Excluding bank holidays, all full-time employees are entitled to 35 working days, (pro rata based on your start date) per annual leave year. This amount is inclusive of seven closure days taken around public holidays in December, January, April and August. For part-time employees the entitlement is pro rata based on the contractual fraction.

Maternity/Paternity/Adoption Leave

Central operates maternity, paternity, and parental leave in accordance with statutory guidelines.


All eligible employees are automatically enrolled into a workplace pension scheme.  Central has two pension schemes:

Salary Sacrifice Schemes

Childcare Voucher Scheme

Central operates the childcare voucher salary sacrifice scheme. For further details see www.computersharevoucherservices.com.

Cycle to Work Scheme

Central operates the cycle to work salary sacrifice scheme. For more details see www.evanscycles.com/ride-to-work.

Season Ticket Loan

Subject to proof of receipt, Central provides an interest-free annual season ticket loan.

Eyesight Tests

Subject to proof of receipt, Central reimburses the cost of an eye test for eligible workers that excessively use display screen equipment.