In 2020, we launched three additional benefits for all employees. The first is an optional 20-minute health check-up by a qualified health assessor from our provider, Healthy Performance. This is a confidential face-to-face appointment and you’ll get your results the same day.
We’re also giving you access to a range of financial wellbeing benefits and financial education from our partners Salary Finance. Their products are all about making things hassle-free, whether it be for savings or loans, it’s all about simplicity, with all payments taken from your monthly salary.
Finally, we have partnered up with wellbeing experts Unmind to give you and a loved one access to their digital workplace mental health platform. Designed to empower employees to measure, understand and improve their mental wellbeing.
Without getting too philosophical, we believe work’s something you do, rather than a place or a period of time. We’re on a mission to help everyone at Virgin Media work in ways that help them thrive. It’s not necessarily about where or when you work, but how well you’re doing the job. You’ll find the three main principles below. Your manager will give you more details and agree your SMART working plan with you when you join.
If it fits with the business, your clients, your team and your manager, you can choose to work anytime between 7am and 7pm – as long as there’s enough team cover between the core hours of 10am and 4pm.
As well as core hours, you’ll have one core workplace. You’ll spend most of your time there, but there’s also potential to use other locations that work for Virgin Media, our customers, your team and you. This might be at home, at other Virgin Media offices, onsite with a customer, at the zoo (if the zoo’s your client). It’s about working wherever you can be most efficient.
We’re always looking for ways to make our Virgin Media offices even more SMART working-friendly, featuring things like team neighbourhoods, hot desks, stand-up meeting rooms, interactive displays, deskless offices and vibrant leisure spaces. We know one size doesn’t fit all, so we’ve got different workspaces for different types of activity. It’s all designed to feel comfortable, relaxed and somewhere you’ll enjoy spending time.
SMART working isn’t the same as flexible working, which of course we’re open to. If you want to make changes to your contract or amend the usual working arrangements for your role, you can put a request in for flexible working. We’ll do what we can to help.