Employee benefits

Looking after

our people

At Lily’s Kitchen we believe that everyone should enjoy their time at work. We reward the care our people put into their job, by caring for them in return. Our benefits are designed to make our people smile, allow them to save for their future, and also give back to friends and family. Some start immediately on joining and others after three months in the business.

Paying fair

We are a living wage employer. We’ve always paid our employees well above the Living Wage, but this year we have made it official by becoming Living Wage Certified!

caring for each other

The health and wellbeing of our staff is a top priority for us, which is why everyone on the Lily’s Kitchen team is given access to private healthcare and private dental from day one. We also have mental health first aiders who can help support colleagues, as well as offering mental health training with Mind. In 2021 we were awarded Silver in the Mind Mental Health Index. Other benefits include an employee assistance programme, access to the Calm app, a cycle to work scheme, and life assurance.


Pets are part of the family too – yours and ours. Our office is dog-friendly: with a giant treats jar, luxurious beds for a snooze, food and water bowls and even doggy doors into our meeting rooms so your furry friend will be well taken care of while you work. We also offer three days Pawternity Leave to new pet parents so that you can bond with your dog or cat when you welcome them home.


Our team has enjoyed flexible working options for some time. The scheme allows our people to be the most productive so their work is not only done, but gets done to the best possible standard while maintaining a good work-life balance. Following the Coronavirus crisis, we’ve further extended flexible working to enable our team to work to the best of their ability, safely.

part time and flexi-time working

We support part-time workers, and flexible hours to enable our team to work in a way that suits them, their colleagues and their family lives.


Staff work from our office two/three days a week, and the remainder from home. We’ll provide the equipment you need for a safe home-working environment.

flexible support for returning to work

We offer parental and carer support, as well as comeback coaching for people who have had some time away, e.g., for parental leave. ​

Enjoy some me time

We offer our people 25 days holiday plus 8 days bank holiday for them to enjoy some time to relax and unwind. If you have been at Lily’s for a while will say thank you and give you some more holiday!


We offer a pension plan with contributions that go beyond what we’re legally obliged to offer. We have the option of a salary exchange scheme and a majority of contributions are defaulted to an ethical fund that reflects our team’s attitudes and needs.


Everyone on our team is eligible for a discretionary non-contractual bonus scheme. Each year the benefits will be communicated separately

Share the lily's Kitchen love - and a discount

We love to spread the word about Lily’s Kitchen - and we offer our people a discount to pass onto their family and friends as well as a generous discount for their own furry friend.

having fun together

We work with lots of lovely, like-minded people at Lily’s Kitchen and enjoy doing things together:

Breakfast Club


Sports clubs





Charity Baking

Volunteering day

Giving Back

We care about the community around us. For everyone on our team, we’ve sponsored dogs in the care of Dogs Trust who are searching for their forever home, as well as the planting of trees in the National Forest, Leicestershire.


Giving back is important to us and every permanent employee gets three days a year to volunteer their time to a charity that is in our community and close to their hearts, as well as a fourth company-wide volunteer day.

Dog friendly

Having our four-legged friends at work is incredibly beneficial – it helps us feel more social and relaxed and gives a great opportunity to get outside for some air during the working day.

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work with us

We are looking for talented people with the drive to succeed and make a positive impact. Take a look at our current opportunities here.

training and development

At Lily’s Kitchen we offer a full programme of professional training and individual development opportunities.


Henrietta’s adorable border terrier, Lily is at the heart of the family, and her battle with itchy skin became the inspiration for our healthy food for cats and dogs.