Real Living Wage Employer

9th April 2021

‘A fair day’s pay for a hard day’s work’

We are very proud to be a part of the OPTIMA HEALTH family, which IS NOW ACCREDITED AS A LIVING WAGE EMPLOYER. OUR LIVING WAGE COMMITMENT WILL SEE ALL EMPLOYEES RECEIVE A MINIMUM HOURLY WAGE OF £9.50 (£10.85 IN LONDON).

The real Living Wage is the only rate calculated according to the costs of living. It provides a voluntary benchmark for employers that wish to ensure their staff earn a wage they can live on, not just the government minimum. Since 2011 the Living Wage movement has delivered a pay rise to over 250,000 people and put over £1.3 billion extra into the pockets of low paid workers.

Our Help EAP hub is situated in Sheffield, a region with one of the highest proportions of non-Living Wage jobs in the country, but despite this, Optima Health has committed to pay the real Living Wage and deliver a fair day’s pay for a hard day’s work.

“The Living Wage has helped thousands of employees all over the country, and here at Optima Health we wanted to be a part of that change. As the UK’s leading occupational health and wellbeing company, we always aim to make sure our employees are looked after mentally, physically and financially.”

Simon Arnold CEO


Laura Gardiner, Director, Living Wage Foundation said: “We’re delighted that Optima Health has joined the movement of 7,000 responsible employers across the UK who voluntarily commit to go further than the government minimum to make sure all their staff earn enough to live on.

“They join thousands of small businesses, as well as household names such as Burberry, Barclays, Chelsea and Everton Football Clubs and many more. These businesses recognise that paying the real Living Wage is the mark of a responsible employer and they, like Optima Health, believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay.”