We aim to be an employer of choice

At SDS, we put customers at the heart of what we do. We'll make use of your strengths so you can deliver the best for our customers in a culture of fairness and everyday leadership. 

We'll always help you to improve yourself with dedicated hours for professional development and the flexibility to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

We're an inclusive place to work

At SDS we are ambitious about diversity and inclusion. If you've got the right skills for the job, we want to hear from you. We encourage applications from the right candidates regardless of age, disability, race, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, religion or belief.

We have an LGBTI+ Allies network Group which is open to all colleagues to help drive LGBTI+ inclusion.

Benefits at SDS

You’ll receive competitive pay, generous holiday entitlement, and a number of ways to work flexibly. Our full benefits package includes:

  • 30 days annual leave
  • 13 days public holiday
  • Flexi-time scheme
  • The ability to use ‘work from anywhere’ technology at manager’s discretion and subject to business requirement
  • Excellent professional development support
  • Local Government Pension Scheme - career average revalued earnings scheme with an employer contribution rate of 22.3%. More information can be found at www.spfo.org.uk
  • Work and family policy - flexible working options for parents and carers
  • Partnership arrangements with two recognised Trade Unions
  • Employee Assistance Programme - free, confidential and impartial advice and support

Added benefits

  • Childcare Vouchers
  • iSave – a wide range of exclusive discounts, savings and cash back benefits from a range of high street retailers and online stores
  • Cycle 2 Work scheme
  • Interest-free rail season ticket loans

Our Young Talent Programme

If you're a recent graduate or school leaver discover our Young Talent Programme.


Working in Career Information, Advice and Guidance at SDS

Are you a Career Information, Advice and Guidance professional or are you interested in getting into this rewarding industry?

Have a look at our video to hear about the benefits and lifestyle of a career in the career service at SDS and what makes our careers advisers so passionate about their jobs.