Benefits

London location

Our services are mainly based in the London boroughs of Haringey and Islington in north London. Our diverse local community is rich in culture, shopping and nightlife and on the doorstep of all that central London has to offer.

Training and career progression

We have an excellent reputation for the training and career progression opportunities we offer our employees. Our in-house training portfolio is extensive and is supplemented by courses provided by local colleges and universities. The Whittington Hospital is rated as one of the best hospitals for training by junior doctors and our renowned postgraduate medical education centre attracts students from all over the world.

NHS pension scheme

Direct employees of the NHS between the ages of 16 and 75 are eligible to join the NHS pension scheme. On joining the scheme pension contributions will be automatically deducted from your salary and shown on your payslip. In addition to your contributions, the Trust also contributes the equivalent of 14 per cent of your pensionable pay towards your scheme benefits. Contributions are based on pay before tax meaning you receive tax relief on the contributions you pay.
 
Visit the NHS Business Services Authority website for more information about the NHS pension scheme

Flexible working

We recognise that to continue to attract and retain the best staff, we need to support them to achieve a healthy work-life balance. All employees who have a minimum of 26 weeks continuous service can make a request for flexible working. We’re committed to accommodating the needs of our employees wherever possible and within service needs.

There are a range of opportunities available for colleagues to discuss with their manager including:
  • Part-time working
  • Job sharing
  • Change in working hours
  • Flexi-time
  • Term time working
  • Annualised hours
  • Career breaks
  • Team based self-rostering

Childcare vouchers

Childcare vouchers are an employee benefit aimed at helping working parents pay for their childcare costs. Fideliti childcare vouchers are available to all of our employees using registered childcare for children from 0-16 years.

The scheme allows employees to exchange up to £243 per month directly from their gross salary, before tax and national insurance are deducted, to pay for childcare costs. This allows employees to save up to approximately £933 per year.

Visit the Fideliti childcare voucher scheme website

Health and wellbeing

Our award winning occupational health and wellbeing service are available to support colleagues with all health and wellbeing issues in the workplace and at home. We have a programme of popular activities including lunchtime walks, massage therapy and sports tournaments. An independent employee assistance programme is available to provide advice and counselling in a range of areas including family issues, coping with stress and depression, financial and debt planning and careers coaching.

Season ticket loan

Permanent employees can apply for a loan to cover the cost of an annual travel season ticket after a qualifying period of six months, for travel between home and Whittington Health sites using Transport for London services. The loan is usually repaid through salary deductions over 12 months.

Discounts

We work with the My Trust Benefits website to let our colleagues know about ways to save money with hundreds of well-known brands and local businesses including gyms, restaurants and beauty therapists.

Visit the My Trust Benefits website

Accomodation

Residential accommodation is available at The Whittington Hospital.

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