approach to health and life insurance
Who we are
Our ambition is to be the UK’s best health and protection insurer and a powerful force for social good. Being the ‘best’ doesn’t necessarily mean the biggest, but for us, it’s about having the greatest impact on society and making a positive difference in the world.
In August 2015, our parent company Discovery was named by Fortune magazine as one of the top 51 companies in their Change the World list which looks at social impact. Discovery was the only insurance company to make the list, and was placed ahead of brands like IBM, Nike and Unilever.
We’re very proud of what we’ve achieved and we know that through our innovative approach we can continue to look for ways to solve today’s greatest health problems. If you’re interested in making a difference, Vitality could be the place for you.
We’re always on the look out for people who are positive, smart, energetic, self-driven, go-getters whose own values align to those of Vitality. If you believe that anything is possible, you could be just the person we’re looking for.
Our core purpose
Our core purpose is to make people healthier and to enhance and protect their lives. This underpins everything we do, from the actions we take on a daily basis to the big decisions we make, such as who we partner with.
We think our people are the most important part of our organisation, so we make sure they feel special from the day they join to the day they leave. Our drive to succeed creates a fast paced, performance led environment where people are rewarded for their contribution and achievements.
Liberating the best in our people
We value each person’s unique talents and skills and we look for people who have the ability to think differently and bring our ideas to life. We know that people flourish and do their best when they have the freedom to play with their creativity and believe that anything is possible.
We’ve always known that if we want to stand out we have to be that company that does things differently. Our approach to health is grounded in science and we know that to be leaders in our field we need to continuously gain knowledge.
We’re well known for our innovative products and this is rooted in a culture of creativity and exploration. We believe that it’s better to try and fail than to not to try at all and always wonder what might have happened if we’d only been braver.
Business astuteness and prudence
We do things differently but we also know that we need to balance this with the needs of the business and of our customers. We understand the risks and we make sound decisions based on this knowledge but we don’t get tied up in red tape.
We believe that every interaction we have with a customer is an opportunity to create a lifelong fan of our company. We don’t settle for satisfied customers, we want customers who are bowled over by the service and products they get from us.
We never stand still, we’re always looking forward at how we can take our business and ourselves to the next level. Our people have a belief that anything is possible and we strive to achieve the very best, anything less simply isn’t an option.
Every decision we make is underpinned by these values so that we can always ensure that we do the right thing for our customers, our colleagues, our suppliers and our business. For us, integrity, honesty and fairness come before anything else, including financial gain.
What we do
Within the Vitality family we have two main businesses - Vitality Health, which provides private medical insurance, and Vitality Life that offers a range of protection products including life insurance, serious illness cover and income protection.
We believe that life is better when you look after your health and we extend this belief to our employees who are based in three locations - Bournemouth, London and Stockport.
If you choose a career with Vitality not only will you benefit from a supportive environment where you can develop and thrive and competitive salary and bonus scheme, you’ll also be able to take advantage of our huge range of exclusive health related rewards and incentives including half price gym membership, discounts on trainers and fitness devices, British Airways flights, stays at Champneys, free drinks at Starbucks and monthly iTunes vouchers to name but a few! Read more about how the Vitality programme works.
We have a history of innovation and pushing boundaries and we’re proud of what we’ve achieved. We choose people who are passionate about what they do, and who can bring that extra special something to our business, you know, that extra sparkle. We believe we have the power to make a positive change in the world … do you?
You can find lots more about what life’s like when you join our Vitality family across our website, but if you have any other questions, you can contact our Recruitment team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Daniel Selmon, HR Business Partner.