Work with us
For the last two years we've been named in the Health Service Journal's 'Top 120 Places to Work in the NHS' as we recognise that our most important asset is our workforce.
We believe it’s important to support staff and give them the opportunity to fulfil their potential.
We therefore offer various staff benefits and have policies that assist our people to achieve a healthy work-life balance. These include:
- access to special leave and flexible working policies
- a full and varied annual training and development programme, as well as access to continuing professional development
- a bursary scheme to enable staff to undertake any external training of their choice
- a wide range of flexible working options, such as part-time working, flexible start and finish times, job shares, term-time working, home working, sabbaticals and career breaks
- full access to our professional multidisciplinary library
- access to confidential occupational health services
- a dedicated advice and consultation service, which provides support to staff experiencing difficulties either with work or in their personal lives – this includes advice on debt management, employment, anxiety, depression, bereavement and relationship difficulties
- onsite yoga classes
- cycle-to-work scheme
- child care voucher scheme
- eye care voucher scheme
- onsite medical rooms and prayer facilities
- staff and student cafeteria
- subsidised recreation club and gym memberships
- interest-free season ticket loan scheme
- a generous NHS pension scheme
We also provide dedicated advice, support and information on childcare vouchers, tax credits, carers leave, flexible retirement options, pensions advice and benefits, and maternity and paternity leave issues.
We are committed to providing an open dialogue with our staff and to giving them the opportunity to influence our work.
Staff motivation is reflected in our consistently high NHS survey scores for staff satisfaction and engagement and low rates of staff turnover and sickness absence.
We recognise that people bring a range of different work and personal styles, and different values, beliefs and attitudes. We are committed to promoting a culture in which these differences are appreciated and nurtured, so that everyone has the opportunity to reach their full potential.
We greatly value all contributions to the delivery of our health services and training, and we seek to ensure our staff are treated with dignity, respect and consideration.
We actively promote equality of opportunity, and continually ensure our workplaces are free from discrimination and harassment. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the communities we serve, as we firmly believe this ensures our services are appropriate, accessible and responsive to the needs of our users.
Hear from some of our staff:
“Being able to access the Trust’s Bursary scheme was of great benefit to me as the financial assistance enabled me to retrain in the provision of alternative therapies. I have since become a registered EFT Practitioner which has further helped in my career development.”
Claudia Thomas, Clinician
“I work term-time only which is excellent as I am able to spend the holidays with my children. Without this provision it would be very difficult to manage working and bringing up a family. As well as this, flexible working means I can adjust my hours to fit in with my family, which was especially important when the children were really young as it meant that I didn’t miss any of their performances at school.”
Amanda Hawke, PA to the Chief Executuve