Staff Benefits

Venturerstrust logo rgbFor all staff on Venturers Trust contracts and working over 10 contractual hours per week

Venturers Trust is fortunate to be able to recruit and retain the very best staff. In addition to contractual entitlements such as annual leave and occupational pension, we recognize the important role our staff play by providing for them a range of benefits as well as flexible employment arrangements and a  family-friendly approach.

 

Our current staff benefits include the following: 

(A PDF Staff Benefits Booklet is available for download at the bottom of this page)

Wellbeing Health Cash Plan

A valuable Medical Cash Plan that provides cover for routine healthcare, please see table below showing what you can claim for:

Up to four children under the age of 18

Covered children will share an annual limit

FREE

100% reimbursement up to the annual limits for each adult

Optical

£55

 

Dental

£55

 

Dental accident

£200

 

Physiotherapy, osteopathy, chiropractic, acupuncture, homeopathy

£150

 

 

Chiropody / podiatry and reflexology

£25

 

Diagnostic consultations, tests and scans

£250

 

NHS prescription charges

£15

 

 

This cover also includes a range of benefits designed to help support your overall health and wellbeing such as specialist scans and selected private package surgeries. Benefits for children of employees are included free. 

Your Simply Health account will be registered by the HR Central Team and you will receive a welcome email from Simply Health detailing all the information you require to redeem the benefits. 

 

For further information about what is available, please visit the Simply Health website via clicking here: www.simplyhealth.co.uk/businesses/health-cover

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Employee Assistance Programme

The EAP offers cover for employees and their immediate family members residing at the same address, including children in full-time education.  

 

The service provides access to: 

• Stress helpline 

• Structured telephone counselling 

• Referral to face to face counselling 

• Referral to serious illness and accident support 

• Tax advice 

• Legal advice (the EAP will not provide employment law advice) 

• Elderly care 

• Medical information 

 

For further information about the EAP, please visit the website via clicking here: www.healthassured.org/employee-assistance-programmes/

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Perkbox - Retail Discounts

Through Perkbox, we provide a discount retail platform for our staff offering an extensive range of free goods/services and discounts including:

free mobile phone insurance, free breakdown cover, as well as discounts from companies including Tesco, Sainsbury’s, M & S, Boots, Amazon, Argos, Apple, HP, Cineworld, Vue and thousands more. 

 

The Wellness Hub provides access to free programmes and heavily discounted use of several national health and fitness centres. 

Once you have been registered on Perkbox by the HR Central Team, you will receive a welcome email from Perkbox detailing all the information you require to redeem the benefits. 

 

Find out more about Perkbox discounts by downloading the app or visiting the website via clicking here: www.perkbox.com/uk

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Higher Degree Support Funding

Significant contribution to the funding of an MSc in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Bristol by the Trust and the University of Bristol as our joint sponsors. Limited spaces are available, please contact your Principal to register your interest and obtain their endorsement before completing an application to apply for the funding.

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Travel Ticket Loans

The option to purchase a season travel ticket with an interest free loan, deducted from salary in monthly instalments over a 12 month period. 

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Bicycle Purchase Loans

After having successfully passed the probationary period employees are eligible to request a Bicycle Purchase loan up to the value of £1,000 through the ‘Cycle to Work’ scheme. This will be repaid by 12 equal monthly payments direct from your salary.

Please contact payroll@venturerstrust.org to advise that you wish to join this scheme.

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ICT Loans

After having successfully passed the probationary period employees are eligible to request an ICT loan up to the value of £1,000 through the ‘Tech’ scheme. This will be repaid by 12 equal monthly payments direct from your salary.

Please contact payroll@venturerstrust.org to advise that you wish to join this scheme.

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Long Service Award

A gift of up to £400 is available to all staff on a permanent contract working over 10 hours per week and after 25 years continual service. The Trust recognises previous service for all employees that have joined the Trust under TUPE transfers.

 

Relocation Support

An interest free loan to staff who are relocating repayable over 2 years up to £5,000 or the equivalent of 2 month’s salary.

The Trust relocation allowance can only be used to cover either wholly or partly to the maximum allowance value, ‘qualifying’ costs including:

• the costs of buying or selling a home

• moving costs

• buying certain things for a new home

• bridging loans

Professional Introduction Incentive

£250 payable following the successful completion of the probationary period of the new member of staff to the member of staff who made the introduction. 

Free gym use at the Sports Centre*

* Currently only available to Merchants’ Academy and Venturers’ Academy staff. 

Free use of the MA Sport & Fitness Sports Centre in Withywood and subsidised prices for the many classes available. Please visit the sports centre to complete an application and arrange an induction programme.

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