Our offer to our colleagues
Our People are key to the Trust being a fantastic place to work, to providing the best service for our customers and communities, and role modelling everything the Trust stands for.
So, we believe it’s incredibly important that our colleagues are rewarded and recognised for everything they bring to the Trust. If you are thinking about applying to be a member of our team, we hope that the below offers you all the information you need to encourage your application.
We are committed to ensuring our salaries are and remain competitive, alongside annual cost of living reviews.
All colleagues can sign up to our 5% employer contribution pension scheme with a life insurance benefit.
Generous Annual Leave entitlement
We understand that rest and family time is important, so we offer our colleagues a generous annual leave entitlement which starts from 24 days, plus bank holidays, which increases by 1 additional day for each year of service, over the first 5 years.
You will also have the opportunity to purchase up to an additional 5 days each year.
You will also get your Birthday off!
Health & Wellbeing
We take wellbeing and health seriously and offer a free Employee Assistance Scheme to all of our colleagues and their immediate family, along with our own mental health first aiders.
We offer free flu vaccinations (seasonal), contributions towards eye tests are provided, as is access to an occupational health and counselling service.
Colleagues have the opportunity to opt into a BUPA healthcare cash plan or a yearly Health and Wellbeing payment to put towards a variety of purchases that support, well, your health and wellbeing.
We offer enhanced maternity/adoption leave pay and adopt a positive approach to supporting our colleagues with families.
The Trust also provides a contribution to the cost of nursery or afterschool care to help with childcare costs.
Hybrid and flexible working
We have built a way of working that is agile, and means that work is something we do, not somewhere we go. Colleagues in certain roles are able to work from home and will have the technology and tools to enable them to do this.
Please speak to us about what flexible working options will be open to the role you are considering.
Learning and Development
Continuous development is important to us, and the Trust is committed to providing learning and development opportunities to support colleagues to meet the constant changes and challenges of day-to-day work. We will encourage you to take part in learning and development activities that are beneficial to both you and the Trust.
Colleagues are also able to claim back to cost of professional memberships that are a requirement for their role.
All colleagues will receive a ‘thank you’ gift for their continuous service starting at 5 years’ service and every 5 years after that.
We also offer a retirement gift for eligible colleagues that choose to spend their final career years with us.
Our people are important and therefore so is your voice and opinion. All colleagues are provided the opportunity to give feedback and join various colleague forum, to help shape the Trust.
Giving something back
We are very proud of the work our ‘giving something back’ colleague team do in encouraging all colleagues to get involved in activities and raising money for our chosen charity of the year.
And there is more:
- A newly renovated office to work from
- A new fleet of work vans
- A cycle to work scheme
- Free onsite parking and bike storage
- Discounted gym and phone schemes