Human Resources

The Sustainable Sussex Car Benefit Scheme

Find out how you could be driving away in a brand new lower-carbon car as part of our Sustainable Sussex Car Benefit Scheme.

How you can benefit

We have partnered with Tusker (a UK-based vehicle management and leasing company), to enable our staff to access new and affordable electric and plug-in hybrid cars so we can support lower carbon commuting – to and from work and beyond. 

This scheme forms part of our vision to become one of the most sustainable universities in the world.

Find out more about our sustainabilty strategy

By taking steps to travel more sustainably, we can work together to reduce our community's carbon footprint. We want to support all of our staff to use other sustainable travel alternatives to driving, including:

About the scheme

A fixed monthly amount is taken directly from your gross salary. In addition to a brand new, lower-carbon car, the scheme also includes:

  • no deposit
  • maintenance of the vehicle including all servicing, batteries, exhausts and tyres
  • fully comprehensive motor insurance including all business travel for you
  • annual road tax
  • home charging point with standard installation*
  • roadside assistance (homestart and recovery UK and European cover)
  • relief car for when your car is off the road (if selected). 

How to access the scheme

Check your eligibility for the scheme, get a quote and see the range of cars available.

To access the site you will need to log in. To create an account, you will need your employee number (found on your payslip) and your company code, which for Sussex is: TUOS.

If you need further help, or you want to chat to Tusker about ordering a car, you can get in contact by phone: 0333 400 7431 or email:

Please note: You will need to earn above the National Living Wage after the salary sacrifice amount has been taken from your gross salary, which means you will need to earn a minimum gross contractual salary of £29,000 to access cars on the scheme *subject to other deductions. If you earn lower than this amount, you will not be able to see any cars on the scheme as this will take your salary below National Living Wage. Should you have any questions around your eligibility, please contact the reward team at

About Tusker

Tusker have been committed to reducing emissions and moving towards sustainable transport for a long time having been a carbon neutral organisation for over 10 years.

Tusker are founding members of the EV100 (a group of organisations championing the move to zero emissions) and have multiple awards for their commitment to the environment, having offset over 200,000 tonnes of carbon through various verified carbon offsetting projects overseas and in the UK. 

More guidance

Find out more about the scheme including: 

*Subject to eligibility