Company Benefits

Company Benefits

It's important to us to offer a well-rounded benefits package to our employees. That’s why we focus on a total rewards package, work life balance and wellbeing to ensure as many aspects are on offer as possible.

A Healthy Work/Life Balance

At Chess we promote a healthy work / life balance for our employees by offering a well-rounded array of benefits that support this. Our holiday entitlement is a generous 28 days plus UK bank Holidays per calendar year, with the opportunity to purchase up to an additional five days leave should you wish to do so, this is complimented with lunch time finishes every Friday for all our employees.

We recognise that hybrid working is a sought-after perk across the UK, so, where role responsibilities permit, we accommodate this and supply our people with the IT equipment needed to make this possible.

Total Reward Package

A strong total rewards package is something that not only helps attract people to work at Chess but also keeps our employees engaged and motivated.

At Chess we want our staff to feel valued and fully invested in our business, by offering Share schemes to our employees they too can benefit from our successes. By referring someone from your network for a role at Chess you could also be in line for an additional bonus should they be successful in their application.

One of our green benefits is a salary sacrifice electric car scheme where you can save money on a range of vehicles and have access to charging points at all three of our sites.

Other aspects that make up our total reward package include:

- 5% matched pension contribution

- Online rewards hub with access to discounts, vouchers and cashback for a host of well-known brands

- Life assurance

- Income protection

- Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave

By continually reviewing our benefits offering and ensuring we are open with our salary bandings when advertising our vacancies, we can build a strong trusting relationship with our people, knowing that as a business we will do our utmost to give them as much as possible through our total reward package.


Chess also offers benefits that invest in our employee's wellbeing, aside from the financial aspect, we provide benefits that impact our people’s physical health and mental wellbeing too.


From our cycle to work scheme and discounted gym memberships, to wellbeing app subscriptions and 24/7 access to remote GPs, we provide many options to ensure our employee's wellbeing is supported.


Incorporating wellbeing initiatives on site is also important to us, we have mental health first aiders at each of our sites who regularly meet, discuss and put on events that support our employees’ wellbeing such as time to talk day walking routes and hired massage therapists offering workplace massages.