"The teams all work well together and even at the highest levels of the business, we have a very friendly and open way of working."

Charlotte Yates | Associate Director, Change Management

Our culture

Join us and you’ll find there’s a real buzz about the place. We work at a very fast pace, and it’s in our nature to collaborate, support and inspire each other to achieve the best outcomes..

It’s an approach based on open communication – such as our Science Live sessions where you’ll learn about our latest scientific work. Or the regular company-wide updates from senior leaders on how the business is progressing, where we encourage questions and feedback to support ongoing improvement.

You’ll discover an inclusive environment built on mutual respect, where you can get involved in a range of social activities, from sports clubs and team lunches to barbecues and the cake club. It’s a place where many build long-lasting friendships.

In short, you’ll find a friendly, open culture that welcomes your opinions, encourages your personal and professional development and enables you to build a rewarding and enjoyable career.

Rewards and benefits

As well as finding extensive professional support to further your skills and develop your career, you’ll also enjoy the rewards to match. Competitive and regularly bench-marked salaries are supplemented with a benefits package designed to support you and your family, as you help us to improve patients’ lives.

Bonus Scheme

Enabling you to share in our success and be recognised for your personal contribution

Private Medical Insurance

For you, with discounts for your immediate family.

Permanent Health Insurance

Supporting you if you can’t work for 26 weeks or more due to long-term illness or injury.

Dental Insurance Scheme

For you, with discounts for your immediate family.

Medical Care Direct

Providing private healthcare support for you and your immediate family.

Life Assurance

Your nominated person(s) receives a payment equivalent to four times your annual salary if you die in service.

Give As You Earn

Support your chosen charity with regular donations through your salary.

Pensions and Advice

Company contributory pension scheme and access to independent financial advice to help you plan.

Share Save

Buy Vectura shares each month at a fixed, discounted price for as little as £5 per month.

Share Incentive Plan

Vectura may award you a number of free shares on an annual basis. You can also buy £10-£150 of shares a month from your salary and we’ll match your contribution in shares.

Cycle Scheme

Keep fit and save money on a new bike, with up to 39% savings over the hire period (usually 12 months).

Annual Season Ticket Loan

An interest-free loan to buy an annual train season ticket between your home and work.

Employee Assistance Programme

Free, 24/7 confidential support for a range of personal issues.

Recruitment Bounty

Recommend a friend to us and you qualify to receive a bonus of up to £1,000.

Learning and development

Bringing the best out of you
Professional qualifications
Broadening your knowledge

Bringing the best out of you

Join us and you’ll be working in a collaborative atmosphere, alongside highly experienced colleagues. It’s an ideal environment to develop your existing skills and learn new ones.

At the same time, we’re committed to investing in your learning and development to enable you to achieve your full potential. Our career framework helps you to understand the skills you need to progress either vertically or laterally within our organisation.

Whatever your role, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to continuously develop from using our on-line learning solutions, to on-the-job coaching, leading a new initiative, attending a seminar or going on a variety of internal or external training courses from day one. These enable you to enhanceyour specific technical skills through to your leadership or change management capabilities, for example, depending on your role and career aspirations. It’s all designed to help you develop and to realise your ambitions and potential.

Professional qualifications

We are delighted to run a Vocational Qualification programme, which gives anyone in Vectura the chance to gain a professional qualification relating to their work.

To apply, you’ll need to put together a proposal for the relevant course, explaining how it will have a positive impact for you and the company. If successful, we’ll give you all the support you need to gain the qualification, from paying course fees to giving you time off for study.

This is a great opportunity to further your knowledge and can be a real boost for your career, enabling you to move into new roles or areas of the business. In the past, we’ve supported people in a range of qualifications, from Master’s degrees to professional certification.

Broadening your knowledge

As one of our scientists or engineers, you’ll be at the forefront of your field. So when you join us, we’ll give you every opportunity to continuously improve your knowledge of the latest industry thinking and developments. 

For example, we’ll encourage you to represent Vectura at relevant conferences and publish papers to reinforce our – and your – standing in the pharmaceuticals industry. We’ll also give you the chance to work closely with our partners around the world, visiting their sites and getting to know more about their methodologies. By understanding their challenges and benefiting from their expertise, you’ll gain exposure to a broad range of thinking, which will ultimately help you in your work.

Flexible working

We aim to be as flexible as possible when it comes to fitting work around your personal commitments, depending on your team and the demands of your specific role.

For example, as a scientist, you may have a set of core hours when we’ll expect you to be in the lab and you can choose when you start and finish your day around these.

In other teams, you may find opportunities to work from home, depending on your role. You’ll need to talk to your line manager to work out what suits you and the business best.

An inclusive employer

There’s a culture of openness, based on trust and respect.

We believe that to achieve the most innovative solutions, we need people who contribute different viewpoints and perspectives. So, whatever your background, you’ll find a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere here that respects you for your individuality and encourages you to stretch yourself.

Our collegiate approach, our commitment to open communication and our corporate values and behaviours mean you’ll be working closely with people from a wide range of disciplines, sharing knowledge and inspiring new ideas. In short, you’ll find an environment built on mutual trust and respect, where you can perform and thrive.

Meet our people

Helen Spain | VP, Regulatory Affairs

"You’re immersed in a broad spectrum of activities within a supportive and flexible organisation."

It’s a very collaborative and supportive team-based environment, where people go out of their way to help each other. It’s very positive and you can learn and develop a lot – you can’t avoid it here, because you’re immersed in a broad spectrum of activities.

It is a flexible organisation too, offering different sites tools and technology to support flexible working.

Elizabeth Knowles | VP, Investor Relations and Corporate Finance

"I recently returned from maternity leave and the business has really helped with the transition."

I joined Vectura in 2012 as a Finance Accountant and I’ve loved being able to grow and develop with the business. 

One of the things that initially attracted me to the role at Vectura was its diversity, it involved Financial Reporting but also had involvement in the operational side of Finance.  Having come from a practice background it was great to get involved in implementing new practices and procedures.  

It’s a genuinely collaborative environment. I work with a wide cross-section of the organisation, including the scientists and device engineers. In a different environment this could be challenging as I don’t have a scientific, but the team here really take the time to explain their work to you in a way that is easily understandable.  

Sameh Abdrabo | Team Leader, Pharmaceutical Development

"It was a fresh challenge and a chance to develop skills in a new area."

When I joined Vectura in 2015 I hadn’t worked on inhaled therapies before, so it was a fresh challenge and a chance to develop skills in a new area. 

The site at Muttenz is a very interesting, multi-cultural environment. It’s not a huge site – around 75 people – so it’s easy to get to know people, because we don’t have the barriers that you find in bigger organisations. This improves the efficiency of our teamwork. It’s a small team, but the variety of cultures and expertise means we have plenty of good ideas and can put them into practice.