Our occupational health team provides a range of services that focusses on your wellbeing at work, including fast track physiotherapy and health screening.
We know that juggling work and childcare commitments can be a challenge for the best of us, that’s why we have a dedicated Childcare Co-ordinator.
All of our staff have access to our free emotional and mental health support service Thrive. The service provides a safe and confidential space, and also offers short-term support for up to six sessions to explore difficulties and coping strategies.
We have a dedicated staff fitness centre on our Sunderland site which is open Monday to Friday 6am to midnight and Saturday and Sunday 6am -10pm. The gym has just recently been refurbished and includes a fully equipped gym with the latest cardio and weight training equipment, aerobics studio, sauna and steam room, shower and changing facilities and coffee lounge / relaxation area. We offer a very competitive membership package which includes use of the gym and all classes.
We are committed to ensuring a high standard of training and development to all members of staff. We have a regular appraisal system which includes a personal development plan.
We have excellent training facilities and an extensive range of clinical and non-clinical training programmes and management development opportunities, including skills training, NVQ, IM&T, professional development, HR, workshops, health and safety and management development programmes.
In partnership with Cyclescheme, we offer the opportunity to take advantage of the government's Cycle to Work initiative and purchase a bike via salary sacrifice.
You can lease a brand new car via Knowles. In line with the Trust's Green Travel Plan, the types of cars available are limited to CO2 emissions of no more than 155k/mg.
We have a staff restaurant on both of our main hospital sites as well as in the Education Centre and Eye Infirmary, which provide a range of hot/cold meals, snacks, salads, sandwiches, confectionary and beverages.
This lottery is open to all staff. In addition to substantial cash prizes the lottery provides income for staff amenities and benefits including Employee Benefits Day.
You can make significant savings on both rail and bus travel via our Metro Discount Saver Scheme and Go North East's Buzzfare scheme.
Working for the NHS means you can enjoy a number of discounts on the high street or online. When you join the team we’ll give you details on how you can sign up and save money.