The culture at St Andrew's Healthcare

At St Andrew’s Healthcare, we’ve developed a positive, welcoming and inclusive culture, where everyone feels involved and equality and fairness are an everyday reality.  Our patients and your colleagues will expect you to live the St Andrew’s CARE values of Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence every single day.

With us, you will be encouraged to work in creative ways and put your own ideas and thoughts forward. Your opinions matter; our managers are always ready to listen.

You can balance the demands of work and life more easily, thanks to family friendly policies and smarter shift planning.

You will have our full support for your learning and development, including funding for training activities and qualifications. We’ll give you the tools to take ownership of your own career and progress in the way that’s right for you.

You can explore different aspects of mental health or specialise in the field that interests you. There are structured career pathways enabling you to progress and achieve your ambitions - including remaining in clinical roles or moving into management.

All of our teams have their part to play in transforming lives and making amazing things happen, and you will be able to see the positive effect you have on people’s futures.

Our CARE Values

Our CARE values were defined by the people who work here and the people we support. Our patients and your future colleagues will expect you to live the St Andrew’s CARE values of Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence every single day. 

They shape our behaviours and feed into everything we do, including recruitment, selection and career progression. 

Compassion: Be supportive, understanding and care for patients, their families and all in the community.

Accountability: Be proactive, take ownership and responsibility, do what you say you will.

Respect: Act with integrity, be real, be open, be honest.

Excellence: Innovate, learn and deliver - whatever you do, do it well.

We highlight the people that have lived our values every month through our CARE Awards, and then at the end of the year at our Annual Awards event - a great date in the St Andrew's Healthcare calendar.

We celebrate our diversity and strive for equality

We want everyone to be able to be themselves in the workplace and feel valued and respected for the diversity they bring to our workforce.

Equality, diversity and human rights training is given to all staff to ensure equality of opportunity, to tackle discrimination and to foster good relations between different groups of people.

We monitor workforce diversity to help us identify any imbalances and differing outcomes for groups of people.

We are also proud to be a Mindful Employer, and members of the Disability Confident scheme.

We are also proud of our employee networks, which include:

  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Group​ - St Andrew’s has had an active LGBTQ+ network for several years. Its aim is to help people to feel they can ‘bring their whole self to work’, because those that feel they must hide their identity in the workplace often suffer in terms of both wellbeing and performance.
  • ABLE - Our ABLE employee network group is focussed on promoting equality of opportunity, and positive attitudes towards people with disabilities. Its overarching purpose is to enable positive physical and mental wellbeing in the workplace. This group is open to all staff interested in disability equality.
  • WiSH Network - Women in St Andrew's Healthcare - In 2019 we launched the WiSH network, which is fully inclusive and open to all staff. The Network aims to ensure all members feel they have a voice, and can play a part in positive change within St Andrew’s.
  • BAME Network - Our active BAME Network offers peer support and networking opportunities. The network is open to individuals who identify as BAME, but also to allies and people interested in raising awareness of the issues that BAME people face. The Network has a calendar of events throughout the year, tailored to the needs and tastes of members of our BAME community.


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Gender Pay Gap Report Inclusion and Diversity report 2021