Why work for us

There are real benefits to joining our team

Our vision is to provide outstanding care for our local community, and to do this we know we need happy and motivated staff. We are pleased that our teams are amongst the 20% most motivated in the country.

In joining our Trust you’ll be joining a passionate team who strive to do their best for our patients every single day.

In return we respect the diversity of everyone who works for us, provide a package of family friendly initiatives and benefits to attract the best people and to retain the great people we have already working here.

So, whether you’re a gym bunny, love the arts and culture, or have to have the latest gadgets, we’ve got something for everyone.

We:

  • are big on encouraging our people to be advocates of healthy living, as part of the NHS family
  • offer an extensive wellbeing programme, rapid access to physiotherapy and other services
  • provide many fitness initiatives in-house and there are several gyms and facilities locally.

Working for us, you’ll also have access to all the benefits provided by the NHS, including a generous pension scheme, and annual leave allowance.

Health and wellbeing for staff

Our award winning Health and Wellbeing Team are on hand to help you stay healthy at work and get the best work-life balance.

We love sports, complimentary therapies and leading our colleagues in healthy challenges and events. We’re also proud to offer a wide range of benefits so you can spoil yourself – or someone you love – every now and then.

We’ve introduced healthy hikes around Queen’s Hospital – our walks are the perfect place to get away from it all during your break, take in some fresh air and have a quick work out with a friend.

Occupational Health services

We provide Occupational health services for our staff, other NHS organisations, private clients and the voluntary sector, making sure you have a healthy workforce with the best work-life balance.

Occupational Health services for our staff 

Our team includes occupational health doctors, specialist nurse practitioners, occupational health advisors, physiotherapists, psychologists and health and wellbeing advisors. We’ve been accredited by the Safe, Effective, and Quality Occupational Health Service (SEQOHS) since 2015.

Occupational Health services for external clients 

We provide a comprehensive Occupational Health service developed to support human resource and health and safety functions.

We strive to understand our clients’ businesses by conducting initial needs assessments and developing resultant risk-based solutions to effectively manage and control with any related risks. Working with an effective occupational health service can help to promote a happy and healthy working environment for your staff as well as providing cost savings to your organisation providing a sickness absence reduction.

Our range of services includes:

  • Pre-placement assessments (fitness for work assessments)
  • Health reviews during employment (management referrals)
  • Walk in clinics for immunisations and blood tests
  • Health surveillance
  • Psychology services
  • Physiotherapy services
  • Immunisations
  • Drug and alcohol testing

For more information, read our occupational health guide further down this page. Our guide will provide you with an overview of the range of services available from our multi-disciplinary SEQOHS accredited team.

Please contact Tracy Geraghty, Business Co-Ordinator for more information: tracy.geraghty@nhs.netbhrut.business_occupational.health@nhs.net, 01708 504 162.

Health and wellbeing for staff

We want to keep you healthy and happy, so we offer a range of sports, activities and relaxing therapies.

Sports and exercise

  • netball
  • yoga and pilates
  • aerobics and body conditioning
  • table tennis

Pampering and complimentary therapies

  • massage
  • reflexology
  • sport massage
  • acupuncture
  • chiropody

Motivational and healthy events

  • Walk to Work
  • Cycle to Work
  • Global Corporate Challenge
  • Fitfor15
  • Work out at Work Day
  • The Big Dance
  • Fruity Friday
  • Healthy Holidays week

We also offer links to other health and wellbeing services, including mental health therapies and the employee assistance programme.

UCLPartners

Our Trust, along with Queen Mary, is part of UCLPartners – one of the world’s leading centres of medical discovery, healthcare innovation, improvement and education.

UCLPartners is an academic health science partnership dedicated to speeding up the delivery of medical breakthroughs, proven healthcare innovation and excellence in education for the benefit of patients and populations.

For medical professionals this means we offer an exciting and often fast-moving environment, where constant improvement is a priority.

The partnership serves a population of six million people in north east and north central London, south and west Hertfordshire, south Bedfordshire and south west and mid Essex.

Its benefits are far reaching with measurable health gain for patients and populations across London, the UK and globally.

Visit the UCLPartners website to find out more or read about staff education and learning.

Accommodation

We offer accommodation for our staff and to outside agencies working with us through two housing associations. Both sites are close to our hospitals, near bus routes and train station and offer limited permit parking.

Diversity and inclusion

We serve a large and diverse community across North east London and beyond. We have high standards and expectations for our staff and the standard of care we provide, to ensure that everyone who visits and works at our hospitals is respected and their diversity embraced. This means:

  • we offer equal access to employment, promotion and development
  • we provide equal access to services
  • we take into account the needs of all groups as we develop new ways of working and services
  • we have equality and human rights embedded across our hospitals, our business planning process and within our governance structures.

We will ensure that equality and human rights are part of the personal development of all staff.

Read more about our commitment to equality and diversity.

Car scheme

Get a brand new car, fully maintained and insured every three years, in exchange for a ‘salary sacrifice’ – a fixed monthly reduction from your gross salary, taken before tax and National Insurance, that could cost you less than a normal personal car lease.

NHS benefits

There are generic benefits that are the same wherever you work within the NHS including paid annual leave and access to the NHS Pensions Scheme.

Paid annual leave

When you start working for the NHS you receive the following days annual leave, pro-rata, plus bank holidays:

  • 27 days when you start
  • 29 days after five years service
  • 33 days after 10 years service

For information on banding and pay, visit NHS Employers.

NHS Pension Scheme

The NHS Pension Scheme is still one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK. When you start working for the NHS you automatically become a member and you will get an excellent package of pension benefits.

Read more about your pension options at NHS Business Services Authority.

Our staff benefits

As well as the fantasitc NHS benefits, here are just some of the benefits our staff love:

Salary sacrifice scheme (pay for goods straight from your paycheck, before tax)

  • bikes, cars and car parking
  • technology and white goods
  • childcare vouchers

Discounts and memberships

  • gym memberships
  • free eye tests
  • taste card
  • Costco
  • My Trust Benefits
  • Doddle parcel service

Reward and recognition

When our staff demonstrate our PRIDE values of Passion, Responsibility, Innovation, Drive and Empowerment we make sure they are recognised.

There are several initiatives including:

In everything that we do, we promote great management and leadership and make sure that we say 'thank you' for the great work of our teams every single day.

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