Pay and benefits

We regularly benchmark our salary and benefits against another similar organisations.

Salaries are competitive within our sector and recognise the skills and experience that each individual brings to the Charity.

All salaries are reviewed annually and we recognise excellent and outstanding performance.

Special duty pay - The majority of our operational staff are scheduled to work five days out of seven, which may include weekend and evening working as part of the normal working pattern. Working these patterns attracts enhanced rates of pay, which can account for a significant additional portion of your earnings.

Additional hours - Should you wish to work additional hours, there is an opportunity to increase your earnings further by undertaking extra shifts hours through our Bureau. Details and the rates of pay applicable are available on request.

Registered/unregistered allowance - An annual allowance is paid to all clinical operational staff who care directly for our patients. There are two levels; one for registered staff (£1,641) and another for unregistered staff (£683).


Core benefits

Pension scheme - Automatic enrolment if you are eligible. This is based on 1% employee and 1% employer contributions. You can choose to join the main scheme, which is based on a contribution of 4% from the Charity and your minimum contribution of 3%.

Life Assurance - If you choose to join the main pension scheme, you become eligible for life assurance at three times your basic salary.

Cycle2work - Government-approved ‘salary sacrifice’ initiative allowing you to hire a bike and accessories from the Charity for the purpose of cycling to work. The hire amount is free of tax and National Insurance, which means you can make significant savings on a new bike while keeping fit, reducing your carbon footprint and spending less time in your car.

St Andrew's Car Scheme - the opportunity to obtain a fully maintained, fuel efficient car in a cost efficient way. 

Childcare Vouchers - the Charity offers childcare vouchers. You could make significant savings each year in tax and National Insurance (NI) contributions when paying for childcare for children up to the age of 16.

Healthcare cash plan -  run by health insurance company Simplyhealth, you can receive money back on essential healthcare costs, including dental and optical bills, therapy treatments and consultations, in return for a regular monthly contribution from your net pay.

Payroll giving - a tax-efficient way for you to make contributions to a charity or charities of your choice.

More great reasons to join us

Generous holiday entitlement
Sick pay
Local and national discounts
Family friendly policies

Equal opportunities for all staff
Free on-site parking
Free flu and hepatitis jabs
Library and free sports facilities at some sites
Church and multi-faith prayer rooms at some sites

Major emphasis on learning and career development
Employee Assistance Programme
Staff wellbeing programme
Safecall whistle-blowing service