Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Health Cash Plan provider
  • Year established:
    1877
  • Website:
    http://www.healthshield.co.uk
  • Contact
    • Electra Way, Crewe Business Park, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 6HS

About Health Shield Friendly Society Limited

Since its inception in 1877, Health Shield have become an award-winning provider of health cash plans, now covering over 295,000 members and their families.

The organisation has no shareholders and is accountable only to its members and regulatory bodies, helping members to cover the costs of their everyday healthcare needs. Through this work, the organisation looks to improve the health and wellbeing of as many people as possible.

Health Shield are also dedicated to offering a positive working environment to all members of staff.

Each year, staff are invited to a summer event to celebrate everything that is good about working for the organisation. Other events include a summer BBQ, pub quizzes and coffee mornings, as well as an Office Olympics event.

Chief Executive Jonathan Burton works hard to communicate strategies that will propel the organisation forward through creating a culture of energy and excitement within the charity. Jonathan encourages all employees to understand and share the same beliefs and behaviours and observe them in their working lives.


What is it like to work for Health Shield Friendly Society Limited

Leadership
Leadership
The senior management team deliver regular briefings to staff and everyone gets a monthly mood survey to identify areas of concern. Extra benefits include flexitime, health and wellbeing initiatives, healthcare and an employee-development allowance.
My Team
My Team
Success at the organisation means building good relationships and cultivating shared values. An annual Health Shield Day offers fun challenges, such as a Formula 1 challenge, trips to Alton Towers and the Crystal Maze. Social events include bake-offs, pub quizzes and fancy dress.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
Each manager nominates employees from their department for a merit award each year. These are people who’ve gone the extra mile, for example staff who took on additional responsibilities or whose roles were extended. In 2018, this equated to a 7.5% salary increase.

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Benefits:

  • Holidays
    Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 28 days annual leave to all employees

  • Gym
    Gym

    Companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or offering subsidised gym membership for all employees

  • Development
    Development

    Non work related training supported

Company Statistics

  • UK sites:

    1

  • Staff:

    166

  • Earning £35,000+:

    23%

  • Male : Female:

    34% / 66%

  • Average Age:

    41

  • Staff Turnover:

    9%

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