Benefits for you

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Vista is committed to the overall health and wellbeing of its employees, and is pleased to offer a quality, competitive benefits package that provides valuable health care, financial and lifestyle options.

Salary – We pay staff monthly on 24th. All staff are paid a minimum of National Living Wage, regardless of age. Pay is reviewed annually.

Annual leave – our minimum annual leave is 31 days (Pro rata if part time), including 8 bank holidays (32 days in 2022/23 due to an extra bank holiday).

Birthdays – we don’t think anyone should spend their birthday at work, so all staff get the day off (or the next working day) in addition to their annual leave.

Maternity/ paternity, adoption leave and shared leave – Vista provides generous leave above the statutory requirement – 3 months full pay for maternity/ adoption and shared leave. 4 weeks full pay for paternity leave.

Pension – Vista operates a stakeholder pension scheme which staff are auto-enrolled into unless they opt out. Vista contributes a minimum of 3% to this.

Life Assurance – Those in our pension scheme also receive life assurance, paying two times your salary if you die whilst in our employment, offering security to your loved ones.

Sick leave – Vista pays enhanced sick leave dependent on length of service. More details can be found in your employment contract.

We care about people – this is one of our values and very important to us. We know life does not always go to plan, and we will do all we can to support our staff in difficult times.

Flexible working – Vista strives to offer flexibility to our workforce wherever it is practical, with hybrid working, home working, reduced hours and flexible work patterns all considered.

Employee Assistance programme – offering confidential advice and support 24/7 to you and your family on matters of work, legal, family, relationships and money.

Salary Sacrifice – we offer schemes for buying bikes and mobile phones in a cost-effective way and will honour existing childcare vouchers schemes.

Health care scheme – we will help to pay for optical, dental, therapeutic and medical consultations. We provide free eye tests for all staff, regardless of their role.

Savings scheme – offered through Clockwise credit union, money is taken straight from your salary into savings scheme, the organisation can also give guidance if you are concerned about money.

Discount schemes – as part of the social care workforce you will qualify for a Blue Light Card ( ) and can also sign up to Charity Worker Discounts (Charity worker discounts). Both schemes offer discounts on shopping, eating out, entertainment and more.

Vista is a charity – your role makes a real difference to the lives of people affected by sight loss in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

For more information about working for us, please visit our join our team page.
To read more about our employee benefits, please download our handbook below. If you are unable to access these documents and would like them in an alternative format, contact the marketing team at

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Managing a range of services can be challenging, but the diversity of what we offer for local people is something I'm very proud of.

Steve has worked for Vista for over ten years, and now has responsibility for almost forty members of staff.

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I’m very lucky to be part of a wonderful team, who all have the same aspirations for people living with sight loss.

Cath has worked for Vista for twelve years, and now manages a range of community services.

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