Employee wellbeing is high on our agenda and we strive to promote a socially friendly, welcoming work atmosphere. We are firmly of the view that a happy team is a productive team.

We offer opportunities to develop personally and professionally and we encourage employees to balance their work and their personal lives.

In addition to living our values we strive to continue to be a Great Place to Work.

Please click on the interactive wheel below to learn more about how we are a great place to work. Click in the middle of the wheel to watch our Chief Executive, Stuart Payne, discuss the importance of our values and how they underpin everything we do.

Values and behaviours

Our values and behaviours are at the heart of everything we do. Created by our people, they guide how we act and how we expect to be treated, providing a sound basis for decisions.


Values Definition


In our work we are honest and straightforward. We are open and data-led in our analysis, proportionate and balanced in our decisions.


We are reasonable and responsible in exercising our powers and take the appropriate actions to deliver our commitments with pace.


We are a respectful and inclusive organisation that supports collaboration. We seek to understand the views of others and engender trust.


We support security of supply, whilst championing the transition to net zero, holding all parties to account.

Key Benefits

Flexible 37 hour working week with optional Hybrid working model (home/office) based on minimum requirement of 40% office working and up to 2 accruable flex days per month. Work life balance is very important to us and we offer several flexible working options, including job share and part-time

Competitive Pension. Employer contribution ~4-6 times greater than Employee Contribution depending on grade and salary. Find out more here.

Death in Service Benefit.

25 days annual leave, rising to 30 days,  plus 4 fixed and 4 flexible bank holidays per year. The NSTA offers all staff the opportunity to either “buy” or “sell” up to five days annual leave per year (pro rated for part time staff.

Maternity pay full pay first 26 weeks where eligible.

Shared Parental Leave available where eligible.

10 days Paternity Leave available where eligible.

Cycle to work scheme.

Childcare scheme.