Benefits & Rewards

Whatever your role, as a valuable member of our team you will enjoy a range of benefits.

Pension

The NHS Pension scheme is still one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK.  When you start working for the NHS you will automatically become a member (unless you opt-out) and you will get an excellent package of pension benefits, including life assurance and ill health retirement benefits. 

Family friendly

We operate a range of family friendly policies, including generous maternity, paternity and adoption entitlements.  We run our own on-site nurseries offering flexible, affordable childcare exclusively for our staff, with the option of paying some, or all of, your fees through salary sacrifice to save on tax, NI and pension contributions.  We also operate a childcare voucher salary sacrifice scheme, through Kiddivouchers, enabling all parents to save on the cost of childcare for nursery and school age children.

Work life balance

All staff benefit from a generous NHS annual leave entitlement.  When you start working for the NHS, you will receive the following days annual leave allowance (pro-rata for part-timers), plus bank holidays:

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

You also have the opportunity to buy and sell leave each year (subject to approval).

We also offer flexible working arrangements and a career break scheme.

Health & Wellbeing

All staff can access Occupational Health service and our in-house Staff Support counselling service, should they require it.  We offer free flu vaccinations to all our staff each year as well as access to free smoking cessation services and money advisory services.  We also run popular resilience workshops for staff and on-site meditation sessions.

We have negotiated a range of discounted membership rates at local gyms and health clubs for our staff.

We also offer our staff a choice of two different cycle to work salary sacrifice schemes via Halfords and Cyclescheme.co.uk and we have an active Bicycle User Group who meet regularly and stage cycling events. Find out more about Health & Wellbeing.

Social 

We want our Trust to be more than just a workplace and we encourage our staff to come together to stage events and activities to help build a sense of staff community.  We have a very successful staff choir who perform regularly across the County.  We also hold regular, fun competitions such as ‘Artworks’ and the ‘Tremendous Trust Bake Off’.  Staff can also join in five a side football, cinema trips and other events hosted by our Staff Benefits group.

Discounts

As an NHS employee, you will instantly be able to access some great discounts with National retailers and service providers.  We’ve also negotiated a range of discounts with local businesses on your behalf so you can get great deals on almost anything.

Appreciation and recognition

We like to recognise the efforts and achievements of all our staff, and we do so through our annual Staff Excellence Awards which celebrates success and contribution across a variety of areas.  We also offer Long Service Awards.

Travel

We operate a free bus service between our two main hospital sites and Cheltenham Racecourse Park & Ride so staff can travel to work for free.  We also have an agreement with Stagecoach to provide discounted bus fares across the County to all our staff.  We also offer staff parking on-site at heavily discounted rates.

Accommodation

For certain roles, we can provide staff accommodation through our housing partner, Spectrum Housing.  Find out more about accommodation for staff.