Staff benefits

Our staff are our greatest asset. We could not deliver our ambition to provide all patients with safe and compassionate care without supporting all our staff and developing them to their full potential. We want Barts Health to be an attractive place to work and we offer a range of benefits for our staff. If you work with us, we have a wide range of both NHS and exclusive benefits.

Pay and conditions

Pay and conditions

Your package will include:

  • Pay that reflects your ability and responsibilities, with the opportunity to increase your salary through training and development. All our jobs are subject to either Inner or Outer London Weighting, depending on location.
  • At least 27 days annual leave on top of public or bank holidays.
  • Automatic membership of the NHS Pension Scheme unless you opt out. The NHS Pension scheme is one of the most generous schemes in the UK.

Saving you money

Salary sacrifice scheme

Salary sacrifice allows you to buy electrical items through your salary and pay them off over a set period of time. This saves you 25% of the cost of buying them outright and you can use this scheme on all home electronics, from tablets to washing machines.

You can lease a brand new car, fully maintained and insured, in the same way, again saving you 25% on the cost of a standard lease deal.

Childcare vouchers

Childcare vouchers save parents around £900 per year. You buy them with your salary and then use them in a setting of your choice.

Season ticket loan

Buying an annual season ticket works out much cheaper then monthly or weekly tickets. We will lend you the money for an annual ticket and deduct it from your salary each month.

On-site nurseries

Our on-site nurseries offer a 10% discount and priority booking to you while you work which cuts down on your journey to and from work and you are never far from your child if there is an emergency.

Barracudas activity day camp

Those of you with older children can take advantage of reduced rated in Barracudas activity day camps in the summer holidays. We have a unique booking code giving you £10 off per week and half price early and late clubs which run 8am-6pm.

Money back for your routine health appointments

Simplyhealth work in partnership with us to offer a health cash plan at reduced rates. This helps you to budget for optical, dental, complementary therapy and even prescription charges for you and your family from only £3.10 a week.

Health Service Benefits

Health Service Benefits offers free membership and provides exclusive discounts for all NHS staff from local and national high street companies such as Dorothy Perkins, Burtons, Ticketmaster, Halfords, Halifax and Vision Express. Register free at www.healthservicediscounts.com

Red Guava

Red Guava is a similar discount site offering NHS employees special deals on all kinds of spending, such as holidays, car insurance, day trips and days out. We have a unique code you can access when you come to work with us.

PS cashback Black Card

NHS staff can earn 5% back on everyday spending. Our staff are able to buy the card at a reduced rate.

Eating

All our hospitals have plenty of places for you to eat or grab a snack while you work, and we have a special deal with Fresh Café in Whitechapel to deliver lunches (free) to Royal London Hospital and Mile End Hospital as well as providing a discount to all NHS staff.

Nandos offer a 20% discount as a “thank you” to all NHS staff. Just show your ID when you order and your discount will be applied to your bill.

Entertainment

We work in partnership with London theatres and venues to secure heavily discounted – sometimes free – tickets for theatre, concerts and events.

Days out and mini-breaks

Throughout the year we run discounted mini-breaks and days out which are open to all staff, their friends and families.

Healthy you

Working in healthcare, we tend to be aware of the need to eat well, be active, stop smoking and moderate alcohol, but just like anyone else, sometimes we need help incorporating this into our lifestyle.

We recommend staff take a moment to consider their help by taking part in Public Health England’s online quiz which takes your lifestyle into account and gives you an overall score and then links to online help just for you.

MOT health checks

The Occupational Health Service is able to offer all staff and MOT health check, checking blood pressure, weight, height, glucose and cholesterol levels, urine testing and BMI (body mass index) offering you an assessment of your vital signs and signposting to further support if you need it.

Maintaining a healthy weight

We are currently negotiating with leading weight management organisations to offer subsidised support for staff who would like help with managing their weight.

Quit smoking

Barts Health is a smoke free trust. If you would like help to stop smoking then we have lots of resources available to help you - from drop in clinics to lunchtime talks.

Get active

We’re not just committed to helping our patients get and stay fit and healthy – we help our staff do the same. Our vision and values underline our commitment to promoting good health for all, and helping you to get active is a key part of how we can achieve that.

Physiotherapy

Our staff physiotherapy service is free and available at The Royal London, Whipps Cross and (in the near future) Newham hospitals.

Keeping active

This doesn’t have to mean going to a gym or exercise class, it can mean getting off the tube or bus a couple of stops early or walking up the stairs instead of waiting for the lift.

To help you on the way the Improving Working Lives team can let you know exactly what's out there in the shape of exercise classes and subsidised gyms, as well as offering tips on building more activity into your working day.

Exercise classes

We organise a host of regular classes around the Trust including pilates, core stability, circuits, 20:20:20, bums, tums and thighs, Zumba, step Zumba, yoga and tai chi. All classes take place in the workplace and a pass gives you access to two classes a week for six months and costs just £25.

Cycle to work

The Barts Health Cycle to Work scheme gives staff the opportunity to purchase a bicycle and/or cycle equipment (helmets, lights, locks, etc) up to a £750 limit and make savings of up to 42%.

StepJockey

StepJockey is designed to get us more active at work, by using the stairs instead of the lifts. We’ll be installing smart signs across the main staircase at The Royal London Hospital (17 floors’ worth!) and launching StepJockey’s unique workplace activity app. The smart signs give the calorie count for taking the stairs - and alongside StepJockey’s workplace activity app, will help us feel a little healthier every day. The app allows you to measure active vs sitting time while at work and track stair climbs to take part in unique challenges

Support services

Employee Assistance Programme

For confidential advice from someone outside our organisation, you can call our Employee Assistance Programme on 0800 085 1376 at any time.

Dignity at Work Advocates

Trained Dignity at Work Advocates are available to help provide advice, and to resolve any issues you experience at an early stage.

SpeakInConfidence

SpeakInConfidence is an online system that provides a way for you to anonymously and directly raise ideas and concerns with our senior leadership, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The web-based service is run by a third party and allows anyone to send an anonymous message to any of our executive leaders.

The Guardian Service

The Guardian Service is a safe and independent route for you to raise issues or concerns that affect you, the safety of our patients or your ability to do your job well. It offers an opportunity to talk through the issue before it is raised formally, get support and work to see if a resolution can be found.

It can be anonymous, and any concerns can remain confidential unless you agree for it to be raised with the relevant people within the organisation.