We are committed to ensuring that our pay is competitive in the marketplace. To do this, all roles are benchmarked against industry data and salaries are reviewed annually which ensures that pay is competitive for the role you do.
We run a competitive bonus scheme that rewards great all round performance.
All staff receive a minimum of 32 days annual leave a year (pro rata), including an allowance for bank holidays (rising to 33 by 2017); with Veterinary Surgeons receiving a minimum of 33 days annual leave a year (pro rata).
By becoming a CVS employee you will also be enrolled into our company pension scheme; we have recently completed the automatic enrolment process for workplace pensions, a scheme which all eligible employees are required to be a part of. CVS will also contribute towards your pension fund alongside your own payments, helping you build up your savings for retirement.
Company Car/Car Allowance
If you’re joining us in a field-based or regional role, we’ll provide you with a company car. For some roles we offer a car allowance, which will be highlighted in the relevant job description for the role.
Private Healthcare Insurance
All our Regional and Clinical Directors are entitled to membership of our BUPA private healthcare scheme.
Save As You Earn (SAYE)
As an employee of CVS you are in the unique position of being able to benefit personally from the Company’s potential future growth and resulting prosperity by joining the Save as You Earn (SAYE) Scheme. Employees can choose to save as little as £10 a month up to a maximum of £500 a month – saved in a convenient way taken directly from your salary, enabling you to buy shares if you wish to do so at the end of your SAYE contract.
Savings Through Work
At CVS we have partnered up with Savings though work who offer a world of generous discounts at a selected group of retailers to our employees and their family. With discounts of up to 20% on thousands of goods and services, both online and in high street stores. You can take advantage of special discounts on a wide range of holidays, leisure attractions, products and services.
This Scheme allows employees to claim tax and national insurance relief up to the value of £243 per month (£55 per week) spent on childcare, saving in the region of £1,000 per year. The vouchers can be used to pay for registered or approved childcare ie childminders, nannies and au pairs, pre-school care such as nursery schools, play schools and crèches and care for older children such as out of schools clubs.
Cycle to Work
To encourage more people to commute by bike the government has created a tax relief scheme that offers huge savings on the cost of a new bike and safety equipment. This cost can be spread over a year and you benefit from the tax and national insurance savings of up to 42%. Bikes can be from over 1,950 retailers nationwide.
Discounted Gym Membership
As an employee of CVS you will be able to purchase gym membership at discounted corporate rates from over 2,000 participating health clubs gyms and leisure centres. Saving up to 50% on the cost of membership for you and your partner even if you are already an existing gym member.
Discounted Treatment for your Pet
To help with the cost of veterinary care for your pets we offer employees discount on the total bill for treatment and also cost price drugs and consumables. Employees also receive discounts on the cost of pet food.
Animed Direct is our online veterinary dispensary, CVS employees are able to benefit from discount on animal medicines, products and food.
Employee Assistance Programme
We all have times in our life when we need a little extra support. That is why CVS have teamed up with BUPA to provide a service that’s there to help you take care of your emotional health. The Employee Assistance Helpline is a free, confidential telephone support line that is open to you and your family 24-hours a day, 7 days a week
What is MiVoice?
At CVS we greatly value the contribution our employees make to the overall success of our business. We recognise that we have exceptionally talented people and we welcome their input and involvement. Employees from across the business join together at our regional and national MiVoice meetings to help shape the future of our company and take an active part in its decision making.
“MiVoice has given me the opportunity to learn about changes and developments within CVS and has given me the opportunity to influence these ideas. I have certainly seen several changes come about following on from discussions at MiVoice meetings. It has also been a great opportunity to meet with colleagues from other CVS practices and share ideas.”
The annual CVS Conference and Awards Ceremony is the highlight of every year.
Colleagues from across the group come together for two days of first-class CPD culminating in the annual awards and dinner where the success of outstanding teams and individuals, within the business, is recognised and celebrated.