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Employee benefits

University Hospitals of North Midlands is a great place to work. We employ more than 11,000 staff in Staffordshire, making us a major employer in the area. As a forward thinking progressive employer we aim to make the benefits of working at the hospital commensurate with our employment standing. 

​Interested in working with us? Find out all of the benefits you can expect as a member of the UHNM family.

Pay
Incremental scales subject to annual review and based on your responsibilities and skills.

Holidays
At least 27 days’ holiday a year, rising when employment milestones are reached. Holiday minimums exclude Bank Holidays which are given over and above.

NHS Pension Scheme
The NHS is one of very few employers still offering a retirement package based on either your final salary or a percentage of your pay over your whole career.

Flexible working
Our range of flexible working options are designed to help you, as a parent or carer, balance your work and home life.

We also offer:

  • Maternity leave and pay
  • Maternity Support leave and pay
  • Adoption leave and pay
  • Shared Parental leave and pay
  • Parental leave

Having a healthy workforce is important to us. We have a rolling programme of events for the health and wellbeing of our staff. The events vary from a simple awareness raising campaign to health checks to discounted complimentary therapies available on site:

Emotional wellbeing sessions
Staff Physiotherapy
Occupational health services
Counselling services
Stress Management
Walking routes
Ping pong tables
University Hospital Orchestra
Unversity Hospital Choir
Cycle to work scheme
Financial support and guidance
Freedom to speak up guardians

Pot Luck - Our Staff Lottery
Why not enter our very own lottery. With monthly prize draws with over £2,000 of cash prizes to be won and additional Grand Prize Draws.

Recognition scheme
We operate a range of recognition schemes for our staff such as:

Employee of the Month
Team of the Month
CEO Award
UHNM Hero
Values recognition scheme
A Night Full of Stars - staff awards ceremony
Long service retirement awards

Health service discounts - nationally available to all NHS staff.
Public Transport discounts
Salary sacrifice schemes - including home electronics and cars

We're committed to offering development and learning opportunities, whether you're full-time or part-time, to extend your range of skills and knowledge, enabling you to realise your full potential. 

The NHS strives to reflect the many different communities it serves. There is no place for discrimination in the NHS on the grounds of ethnicity, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion/belief, age, working patterns and marital status. Positive efforts are made to recruit staff from the many diverse sections of society and to ensure that all staff are treated fairly. 

Are you interested in coming back to nursing? You may need to undertake a return to practice course if you are no longer a registered nurse. There's also a specific return to practice programme if you wish to return and work as a general practice nurse.