Employee Assistance Programme
Our EAP Provider MCL Medics provide
advice to staff on financial management and debt support with colleagues able
to gain information from their website or App and speak to an MCL colleague.
Click here to gain info
on how to access this service.
We have partnered with Salary
Finance, an award-winning financial wellbeing provider that helps employees
better manage their finances. Salary Finance offer access to
affordable, salary-deducted loans, a range of savings and investment products,
and access to financial education so colleagues can better understand budget
Head to the Salary Finance
see what they can offer you, including:
offering education and support on all money matters
loans that could help you to save money on debt repayments – payments come
straight from your monthly salary, simple and hassle-free
range of workplace ISA products
For information, when you apply
for a product with Salary Finance, your credit history and loan details are
kept confidential. Edinburgh Napier won't know any of the details.
Pensions can be
confusing and often forgotten about and it may be worth getting some advice on
pension contributions to help with future planning. There are several ways
in which you can increase your pension scheme payments on both the Lothian
Pension Fund and the Scottish Teachers' Superannuation Scheme. Each
pension scheme offers slightly different options. Click here for more
information or contact Payroll to chat over
options and they can signpost you to our various pension partners dependent on
whether you are professional services or academic colleagues.
Scottish University Credit Union
Edinburgh Napier University has also
joined Heriot-Watt University and the University of Edinburgh by enabling its
staff to become members of First Scottish University Credit Union
Limited (FSUCUL). FSUCUL was set up in 1991 by 12 staff at Heriot-Watt
University but now boasts over 200 members. Membership is free and open to
all staff at Edinburgh Napier and is a great way to save money straight from
payroll deduction and also apply for affordable loans. Find out more here or contact them on 0131 451 8005
or email email@example.com
The University is also part of the Santander
Universities network. Through this partnership, Santander is funding
scholarships, mobility awards and projects at the University for students but
it also offers staff a flexible ISA – click here for more information.
Contact details: Bhav Joshi, Branch Manager, Santander Universities, Tel:
05511431354, email: Bhavika.Joshi@santander.co.uk
Remember there are also external organisations who can provide support such
Advice Scotland who offer confidential advice
concerning debts, Citizen’s Advice Scotland offer
advice on many financial/debt concerns face to face through their website
and Support in Mind run a dedicated mental
health and money advice service in Scotland.
Finally, many staff are unaware of the other things on offer within the
university which can help with financial wellbeing such as the Premium
Benefits Scheme. If you are a full-time, part-time,
permanent or fixed-term member of staff you are eligible to join the staff
benefits scheme which provides staff with a range of discounts on eating out,
shopping and professional services. A huge range on offer and worth checking
out…new carpets, opticians, vets, mortgage advice, kids parties… Click here to learn more.
Bike to Work
The Bike to Work Scheme is
an employee benefit that saves you on the cost of a bike or accessories. Employees
pay nothing upfront, and the repayments are taken tax efficiently from your
salary over a 12 month period.
Enterprise Car Club
The cost of running a car has also increased any some colleagues may be
thinking of non-car ownership for the future but may need a car on occasions.
The University is a corporate member of the Enterprise Car Club. As
a result, both staff and students over 21 years of age can obtain a year’s
free personal membership. To claim your first year’s free personal membership,
get your promotional code by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org before
completing the enrolment form with Enterprise Car Club.
Catering at Napier: Enjoy
Colleagues can use the Enjoy app to pay for food and drinks at
our campus cafes. Not only can this help you budget, but you can collect
loyalty points when you spend! Learn more about the Enjoy app here.
Our Wellbeing Collection provides a specially chosen collection of books, films, and apps to help overcome experiences, thoughts and feelings that can be stressful or uncomfortable. This is advertised to students but it is accessible to all colleagues. Our collection covers a range of topics and includes guided self-help approaches to supporting mental health, personal development and achievement. Click here to read more about the Wellbeing Collection.