Quick facts

About Salix Finance

Salix provides interest-free government funding to the public sector to improve energy efficiency, reduce carbon emissions and lower energy bills. Salix was established in 2004 as an independent, publicly funded company, dedicated to providing the public sector with loans for energy efficiency projects.

Over the past few years, Salix has grown to over 50 employees with an expansion in the amount of funding made available by the government for further investment into the public sector. Salix has a flat structure, delegating responsibility to small teams to plan and deliver the programmes offered by Salix.

Salix is an equal opportunities employer and celebrates diversity. People are friendly and uphold the company values. The company offers a great work-life balance and training for all staff. There is the opportunity to travel and develop professional relationships. Responsibility is given and actively encouraged, with encouragement into management roles.

Employee wellbeing is of paramount importance to Salix. Staff are invited to take part in activities such as wellbeing walks at lunchtimes. On 'World Mental Health Day' in October 2019, Salix gave staff an hour and a half of time to reflect on their wellbeing in the workplace and all staff were involved in various activities throughout the day. Activities included a climb up the monument to the 'Great Fire of London', a visit to the museum of London and a shared yoga class.


What is it like to work for Salix Finance

My Manager
My Manager
When recommended as part of their career development plan, staff are given access to mentors, who provide guidance on professional effectiveness and personal development. Mentors have helped staff with improving interview, negotiation and presentation skills.

Personal Growth
Personal Growth
Salix provide an Interactive Leadership Training and Coaching course. This three-day course is available to all staff in their second year with Salix and is an advanced leadership training course, developed at Harvard University. The course examines purpose and values that drive individual decision making and it heightens personal awareness and motivation. This course immerses participants in different leadership challenges and scenarios and evaluates the outcomes achieved. 

Wellbeing
Wellbeing
Salix have a flexible-working policy which allows staff to accrue additional time up over a two-week period and work a 9-day fortnight. The purpose of the policy is to give staff more flexibility around their day-to-day lives, personal and work commitments. 

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Benefits:

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 40% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Women
    Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Holidays
    Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 28 days annual leave to all employees after one year

  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

    Companies offering private health insurance for all employees

  • Pensions
    Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary scheme to all employees, or one in which the employer's contribution is at least 5%

  • Development
    Development

    Companies that provide support for non-work related training to all staff

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to all staff

Company Statistics

  • UK sites:

    1

  • Staff Turnover:

    23%

  • Average Age:

    31

  • Earning £35,000+:

    31%

  • Male : Female:

    37% / 63%

  • Staff:

    52

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