Amgueddfa Cymru Staff Benefits

Annual leave

27 days on appointment, rising to 32 days after 5 years service, plus a privilege day at Christmas and 8 bank holidays (for full time staff). The days are pro-rated for staff who work part-time.


In order to enable staff to meet their work life balance requirements and help manage their time as effectively as possible, we operate a flextime system. The scheme is open to all staff except for those who work on a rota basis. New staff will be informed on appointment of their eligibility for the scheme.


We operate a Career Average Revalued Earnings occupational pension scheme (the "National Museum of Wales Pension Scheme"). If you are employed by the Museum under a permanent or fixed term contract of 2 years or more, you will automatically join the Scheme as part of your employment contract.

The employee contribution paid depends on your grade and the amount of your pensionable earnings. Currently staff categorised as Grade A pay 6%, Grades B and C pay 8%, and Grade D and above pay 9%.

The Museum operates a Salary Exchange Scheme for members of the Scheme. Participation is voluntary and is not suitable for all employees.

Training & development

We are committed to providing excellent training and development opportunities for all employees. We provide a comprehensive Induction Training session for all new members of staff on appointment.

Family friendly working practices

We offer a range of family friendly working practices such as maternity/paternity leave, adoption leave, career breaks, extended leave and variable working.

Travel Loan Scheme

Staff may apply for an interest free travel loan to purchase an annual or quarterly bus or rail season ticket up to the value of £1,500 or a bicycle up to the value of £300.

Display Screen Equipment

Amgueddfa Cymru will arrange (for employees who normally use display screen equipment (DSE) for continuous or near-continuous spells of an hour or more at a time on a daily basis) to have discounted rate on spectacles

Benefit schemes:

Benenden Healthcare: Providers of first class healthcare without expensive medical insurance.

WHA (Welsh Hospitals & Health Services Association) can help you with everyday health care costs such as dental, optical and physiotherapy.

Cardiff and Vale Credit Union, a savings and loans organization, owned and run by its members for the benefit of its members. It offers a simple and convenient place to save and gives access to low cost loans.

Staff discount scheme

All staff are entitled to 20% discount in Amgueddfa Cymru's shops and 25% discount in the cafes.

Trade unions

Staff members have the right to belong to a registered trade union and to take part at any appropriate time in the activities of the organization to which you belong, including the right to apply for and hold office. The Unions we recognise are Prospect, PCS and FDA.