Benefits for our staff
Working at the Tavistock and Portman brings many benefits. Not only are you part of a unique organisation with a distinctive approach and learning at its heart, there are also a range of tangible opportunities for being part of our staff body.
In addition to the benefits below we 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.
Staff cycle scheme
This is a salary sacrifice
scheme where the cost of cycles & cycle equipment is deducted from staff
salary every month. All staff directly employed (except bank staff) are
eligible to apply.
This is a salary sacrifice
scheme whereby childcare vouchers are issued to staff who have children in
approved childcare. This includes childminder, nursery, registered nanny, after
school clubs and holiday play scheme.
Eye care vouchers
All staff who use VDU
(computer screen) are entitled to an eye test every two years (or less if
required by the optician).
There are two types of vouchers available: Eye test vouchers and Spectacles vouchers. The HR team will be able to provide more information on this.
Trade Unions represent and campaign on behalf of all groups of staff employed here. Regular campaigns are held in support and in defence of public services and for improved pay and conditions. The unions here provide support and specialist advice to our individual subscribing members.We have a formal recognition agreement with the main health sector trade unions, which currently include: British Medical Association, Managers in Partnership, Royal College of Nursing, Unite, UNISON.
Health services discounts
Previously known as NHS
Discounts, this website will help employees find exclusive discounts, good
deals and money-saving offers. Staff can save on weekly shopping, major
purchases and holidays. For example, Nando's are currently offering 20 per cent off their food if you bring your NHS ID with you.
The Department of Health
recommends that all frontline workers in the health service should be immunised
against flu every year. The Trust provides this free vaccination to all staff. It
is important that as many staff as possible get immunised, as this ensures we
protect ourselves, those close to us, our patients and the services we provide.
The Trust has a multi-faith
prayer room available to all members of staff. The room is based on the ground
floor (room near the library) and it contains a bed and prayer mats.
Located on the 5th floor of
the Tavistock Centre open from 8am to 5pm (6pm on Tuesdays). The café offers
breakfast, sandwiches, hot meals and beverages at reasonable prices.
This room is primarily for
medical emergencies and as a rest room. It is situated on the ground floor of
the Tavistock Centre. It contains a bed, additional first aid supplies and has
and adjacent toilet and sink.
Bike racks and showers
There are a number of bike
racks available to staff on a first-come-first-serve basis. The racks are
located by the main entrance of the Tavistock building and in the underground
Car parking facilities
Limited car parking is
available for staff. Payment can be made monthly by direct deduction from your
Recreation club at the Royal Free Hospital
All staff are eligible for
membership of the Royal Free Hospital Recreational Club. Staff can make use of
a wide range of facilities including: a fitness room, a sports hall, a swimming
pool, as well as taking part in other health and fitness activities available at
Season ticket loan
The Trust offers
interest-free loans for annual travel tickets. The loan is repaid over 10
months, by deduction from your pay. There is a 1% charge towards admin costs.
Staff required to travel as
part of their role, can have their travel expenses reimbursed by the Trust.
Staff and student cafeteria
Located on the fifth floor of the Tavistock Centre, our café is open from 8am to 5pm (6pm on Tuesdays). It offers breakfast, sandwiches, hot meals and beverages at reasonable prices.
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