Working Here

Reasons to join our organisation

  • You'll enjoy a rewarding career helping clinicians to improve health and health services for our local communities.
  • You'll be part of one of the largest and most well developed CSUs in the country, including areas with challenging health needs.
  • You'll have options for career development and progression.
  • We'll support you to develop new skills in a more commercial and customer-focused environment.
  • You'll be part of a diverse team, with a commitment to reflect the diverse communities which we serve.
  • You'll be able to apply your skills and knowledge to develop more innovative ways of working.
  • You'll also enjoy one of the most competitive and flexible benefits packages offered by any employer in the UK.

Pay and conditions

Everyone who joins the NHS is guaranteed a salary that matches their ability and responsibilities, and given every opportunity to increase it through training and development. The NHS pay system, known as Agenda for Change (AfC), applies to all staff except doctors, dentists, and very senior managers. Benefits include:

  • A standard working week of 37.5 hours.
  • Pay enhancements to reward out of hours, shift and overtime working.
  • Holiday entitlement of 27 days a year, plus eight general and public holidays. This rises to 33 days after 10 years of service.
  • Better career and pay progression based on the application of knowledge and skills.
  • Annual personal development reviews to support career aspirations.

Helping you find the right work-life balance

The NHS recognises the importance of a healthy balance between work and life. The Improving Working Lives initiative was introduced in 2000, and has helped bring about a real culture change within the NHS - reducing stress, increasing motivation, and improving productivity among staff.

Flexible working means that

  • Part time roles and job-share opportunities are often available, as well as term-time only, evening and weekend positions.
  • If you are studying for a qualification, raising a family, or juggling other responsibilities, we will do everything we can to combine these commitments with your work.
  • Many people in the NHS take an extended break to look after young children or other dependents who need special care.
  • You will also have access to occupational health services, such as counselling.

Fulfil your potential

The NHS is committed to offering learning and development opportunities for all full-time and part-time employees. No matter where you start within the NHS, you will have access to extra training and be given every chance to progress within the organisation.

Join one of the UK's best pension schemes

The NHS Pension Scheme is one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK. Every new employee automatically becomes a member and you will get an excellent package of pension benefits, fully protected against inflation and guaranteed by the government. Visit the NHS Business Services Authority website to find out about terms and conditions.