Rewards and Benefits
At Vision Express we believe in rewarding our people with a highly competitive total reward package in return for their hard work and contribution to the company.
Our benefits and rewards are designed to attract, motivate and retain the very best in the business. Naturally the offer varies according to your role but, whatever part you play in our success, we think we're offering the kind of package you'd really like to see.
Our Core Benefits include:
We regularly benchmark our salaries against the market to ensure that we're competitive. In order to maintain our competitiveness, we'll review your basic salary every year.
Generous Bonus Schemes
Vision Express offers excellent bonus schemes linked to team and company performance (subject to role).
All of our employees are provided with Life Assurance as part of their package
Vision Express provides the mechanism for all employees to contribute to a pension via a Stakeholder pension scheme which you can join at any time. Subject to your role within the company, Vision Express will also make an additional contribution to your pension which really adds to its value.
To recognise the hard work and effort by everyone at Vision Express. The company enhances the statutory minimum requirement for annual leave. Annual leave entitlement operates on a service related scale.
At Vision Express your eyewear and eye care is naturally of paramount importance to us and with this in mind we operate a generous discount scheme for our employees and their family and friends.
Voluntary benefits - VE Rewards
Our voluntary benefits package has been designed to ensure that there is something for everyone and contains a wide range of offers, discounts and benefits that are exclusive to Vision Express. Through this scheme we are able to offer you and your family access to a wide choice of exciting products and services including retail, leisure and holiday discounts all designed to provide you with real money savings. The package also contains further options and offers designed specifically with your health and wellbeing in mind.
Employees can take advantage of tax and national insurance savings through the purchase of childcare vouchers.
Family Friendly Policies
We understand that it is important to find the right balance between your personal and professional life. To support our employees in achieving this we offer a range of family friendly policies including:
Maternity, Paternity & Adoption
To reward the loyalty and commitment of our employees, in addition to the statutory maternity/adoption & paternity schemes, Vision Express operates a service related 'enhanced' maternity/adoption and paternity scheme.
Flexible Working & Career Breaks
We are committed to ensuring that all employees are given the opportunity to balance their working life with their commitments and interests outside of work and therefore flexible working and career breaks policies are in place.
Time off for Dependents/Emergency Leave
All employees may request to take a reasonable amount of unpaid leave to deal with unplanned emergencies/dependent care.
Employees with greater than one year's continuous service who have a child or adopt a child are entitled to take up to 18 weeks of unpaid leave.
Long Service Awards
Our employees loyalty and commitment to Vision Express is extremely valuable to us, those employees who achieve 10, 15 and 20 years service will have the occasion celebrated with a gift and a presentation ceremony.
Employee Assistance Programme
At Vision Express we understand that during your employment you may need advice and support from time to time with life's daily challenges, which is why we provide you and your family access to a free and confidential support line. This offers unlimited access to counsellors and specialist advisors who can help with a wide range of personal and work related issues.
Training & Development
We know that in order to continue to deliver our high standards of quality and customer service, we must continually invest in the development of our people.
Vision Express provides the climate for all employee's to take shared ownership of their continued growth and development and the company uses a variety of ongoing training schemes to creatively develop our staff. These include our Key to Success Path, our registered Optical CET Programmes and for those employee's who wish to propel their careers forward and seek new challenges within the business, our Internal Management Development Programmes.
Vision Express is also committed to the continuous professional development of our staff, through the provision of support and sponsorship, to achieve accredited professional qualifications positioned to further enhance the skills and talents of our employees.
Your training requirements will continue to be regularly reviewed, with a wide variety of training and development initiatives offered to you to help develop your skills and potential further.
Role Specific Benefits
In addition to our core benefits we also offer a number of role specific benefits which include permanent health insurance, private medical cover, company car/car allowance, fuel cards and location supplements. Further details are available on application.