Our People Strategy
This strategy focuses on 5 key areas:
1. Recruitment - Getting the right people for the job
2. Policy - How we do things
3. Development - Developing Our People for now and in the future
4. Reward - Rewarding and recognising Our People
5. Wellbeing - Supporting the health and wellbeing of Our People
Live Active Leisure strives to provide a positive and enjoyable workplace environment for Our People by engaging them in the operation and development of our business.
Recruitment – Getting the right people for the job
Live Active, actively promotes equality of opportunity for all. Therefore, if you have the right mix of talent, skills, experience and enthusiasm we will welcome your application irrespective of gender, marital status, race, ethnic origin, nationality, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, religion or age. The selection of Our People will be based on skills, qualifications and experience.
Policy - How we do things
Live Active is committed to implementing fair and effective policy and practice for recruiting and retaining people with criminal convictions based on full assessment of the risks involved.
Having a criminal record will not necessarily debar you from working with Live Active Leisure. This will depend on the nature of the position, together with the circumstances and background of your offences. All positions are either subject to membership of the PVG Scheme or a satisfactory basic Disclosure Scotland check. The membership requirement or check depends upon the post applied for and the essential criteria on the Person Specification applicable to the post will advise you of this.
The company requires two satisfactory written references to be received prior to you being offered employment.
Reward - Rewarding and recognising Our People
Everyone working within Live Active Leisure contributes to the overall experience of our customers as they aim to live more active lives. We believe that ‘value’ is a ‘two-way street’ and our benefits package is just one of the many ways the Company demonstrates the value that is attached to Our People’s, enthusiasm, flexibility and commitment.
Our People are supported towards their retirement. Live Active does this by providing the opportunity for Our People to contribute to a pension scheme and in turn makes a significant contribution to the ‘pension pot’.
We want Our People to enjoy their ‘time out’, Live Active offers an enhanced annual leave package of 32 days per year, rising to 37 after 5 year’s continuous employment. This is pro-rata for part-time employees.
Occupational Sick, Maternity, Adoption and Paternity Pay
We aim to ensure that Our People avoid financial worry during times of illness and life changing events by offering a comprehensive range of occupational pay packages.
Child Care Vouchers and Cycle to Work Scheme and two non-cash benefits that Our People can take advantage of.
Free Access to Fitness
We want to encourage Our People to adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle and to support this, free casual access is offered to contracted employees.
Some of our other promotional and discounted offers for Our People…… include
• Eye Care savings
• Chiropractic Services
• Health Cash Plan
• Confidential Counselling
• Association of Scottish Visitor Attraction Membership
• Beauty Treatment Discounts
• Discounted Hire Car Rates
• Solicitor Fee savings
• Credit Union Savings Plans
HWL Bronze Award – HWL Logo
The Healthy Working Lives initiative supports employers and employees to develop health promotion and safety themes in the workplace in a practical, logical way, that's beneficial to all.
Achieving a Healthy Working Lives Award celebrates success and helps organisations reap the benefits of providing a healthier and safer workplace.
Live Active Leisure in maintaining its Bronze Award for Our People, has continued to demonstrate good management around sickness absence and health and safety in the workplace such as preventative management towards potential accidents/incidents in the workplace, and a smoking policy.
In addition in 2013/2014 Live Active has promoted general health initiatives which have included Bowel Cancer Awareness, Mental Health Issues, 5 x 50, Walk to Work Week, Fit in 14, Cycle Scheme, & a Healthy Working Lives Company Challenge Trophy.
Live Active Leisure is currently working through the Silver Award requirements.
Our Company Counsellor can provide counselling to help Our People balance work, family and personal life.
Carer & Compassionate Leave
We understand that Our People have dependants and there may be occasions when they require assistance. Live Active offers up to 3 days paid time off to deal with the emergency.
Live Active Leisure uses the Work Positive survey by Healthy Working Lives. The survey is designed to support the management of health and safety in the workplace and gets feedback from Our People on their health needs and risks to safety and health at work.
Our People have access to professional care and advice that can minimise the impact of ill-health and facilitate an early but safe return to work.