Channel 4 Employee Benefits

As one of the UK’s public service broadcasters, Channel 4 serves up some of the most innovative content for British audiences. From hard-hitting dramas like It’s A Sin to the nation’s favourite The Great British Bake Off, Channel 4 is a well-respected brand. That extends to its staff, many of their employees are proud to work for the organisation, but the benefits on offer certainly help.


Channel 4 operate a defined contributions pension plan – the more you pay in, the more you’ll receive in your retirement. However, the required contributions vary depending on the employee’s age.

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Private Medical

BUPA provides private medical insurance for all Channel 4 employees. They’ll get access to high-quality healthcare while avoiding long waiting lists. Channel 4 funds this for all employees, though private medical insurance is a taxable benefit and staff are expected to cover this.

In addition, Channel 4 employees can access competitive rates for Critical Illness Cover, Dental Insurance, Travel Insurance and health screenings.

Annual Leave

Staff at Channel 4 receive 26 days of annual leave, including a day off for their birthday.

Employees can also buy an additional 10 days of annual, or opt to sell 5 days every year.


Channel 4 offers a standard bonus rate depending on an employee’s seniority within the business. It works as follows:

Staff levelBonus
Head of…20%
Executive team30% – 50%

It should be noted that staff members working within the 4Sales advertising business have a separate commission structure.

Additional Benefits

Channel 4 offer a range of additional benefits – including a discounted annual membership to GymFlex providing access to over 1,700 health clubs and gyms across the UK.

Season ticket loans are available, allowing employees to save money buying an annual season ticket and repay it (interest-free) across the following 12 months.

Channel 4 Jobs

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