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.

According to Stonewall, St Andrew's Healthcare is the UK's most inclusive employer in the healthcare sector - we're in the top 100 employers for equality nationwide. We are also proud to be a Mindful Employer, and members of the Disability Confident scheme.

There is a proactive network of equality groups that help to raise awareness about equality matters, support staff experiencing issues and work to improve equality and inclusion in the workplace.

  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Group​ - Supporting Everyone’s Sexual and Gender Identity
  • Race and Culture Equality Group - Supporting Everyone’s Race and Cultural Equality
  • ABLE Group - Supporting Everyone’s Mental and Physical Wellbeing
  • Equality and Diversity Champions Group - Promoting Respect, Dignity and Equality for All


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Annual Equality and Diversity Report Gender Pay Gap Report