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Flexible working and staff benefits

EPUT staff benefits and flexible working

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Flexible working 

Flexible working is a vital part of improving working lives and has a demonstrable impact on recruitment, retention and return to work.

The Trust has developed flexible working in line with the needs of our employees. Through this, flexible working arrangements are introduced that are innovative and diverse, but which reflect the needs of the individual whilst continuing to meet the needs of the service. The Flexible Working Guide which includes the Policy and Procedure ensures that the Trust has a systematic and planned approach to promoting and support flexible working practices.

The Trust has a number of flexible working options available and continues to develop new ways of working to improve working lives. The following is a list of flexible working options:

  • Self-rostering
  • Staggered working hours or flexi-time
  • Temporary reduced or increased hours
  • Permanently reduced or increased hours
  • Part-time working
  • Job share
  • Term-time
  • Term-time plus
  • Term-time extra
  • Annual hours
  • Phased return to work
  • Home working
  • Career break.

Career Development 

One-to-one support from a dedicated supervisor who will provide guidance, motivation and clinical support

Excellent training support and facilities, working closely with a number of universities and integrated care systems to fund and support your professional development.

Join leadership development programmes such as the Edward Jenner Programme and the Mery Seacole Programme to build the foundation of your career progression within the NHS

Plan for the future 

Salary sacrifice schemes including: Lease cars, cycle to work and season ticket loans.

Harmonised holiday entitlements of 27 days per year, plus eight general and public holidays, rising to 33 days after 10 years’ service, and buy and sell annual leave.

One of the UK’s best pension schemes, providing an excellent pension benefits available to all new employees.

NHS Working Longer Review, supporting staff to work longer and pre-retirement courses.

Inclusive and welcoming work culture

Join a welcoming community with lots to get involved in, including engagement events, challenges, competitions and staff recognition awards

Fantastic support and investment into employee health and wellbeing, partnering with Age UK, Disability Two Ticks and Mindful Employer, as well as internal support from dedicated resources.

Supportive Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Network which upholds equality and inclusion within EPUT and ensure that everyone has a voice.

Occupational health and counselling provision, which includes a 24-hour counselling support line for staff and access to advice about a range of issues, such as finance and debt, consumer rights, housing, welfare and family rights and domestic violence.

Get Involved 

An active staff side body to represent staff issues and a range of recognised staff and professional unions.

‘Listening to You’ hub where staff can provide feedback, and Freedom to Speak Up policy to anonymously raise concerns.

Discounts for NHS Staff 

You can find great discounts for NHS staff through schemes such as:

Blue Light Card:

Health Service Discounts:

Tickets for Good:

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