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Date: 5 April 2020

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Staff benefits

When working at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB), you are entitled to the following staff benefits:

  • A minimum of 202.5 hours' annual leave increasing with length of service. A minimum of 25 days for medics
  • Final salary pension scheme
  • Occupational sick pay scheme
  • Uniform provision for some posts
  • A range of policies and initiatives, including flexible working, which help staff to balance their work and lives outside of work
  • Nursery/childcare services, including discounts at holiday play schemes

For further details on childcare and carer facilities, please contact the Staff Experience team:

Email: StaffExperience@uhb.nhs.uk

  • Leisure and social facilities
  • The Morris Centre Leisure and Social Club is located on the Queen Elizabeth Hospital site. Membership is available to all members of staff by application to the Centre. For details of fees, please call 0121 472 3237. Facilities include:
    • swimming
    • aerobics
    • multi-gym
    • solarium/sun terrace
    • squash court
    • club bar
    • private function room
  • The Trust has shower and secure cycle facilities
  • Staff can also apply for discounted membership at a number of gyms and health clubs
  • Occupational Health department offering a wide range of services, including:
    • health screening for new employees
    • health education
    • access to a staff support officer/counsellor
    • information regarding health and safety
  • Staff support service and pastoral care:
    • A confidential counselling service is available to all members of staff. 24-hour answer machine service is available
    • Supervision offered to staff using counselling skills
    • Stress management training
  • Chapels open 24 hours a day for quiet meditation on both hospital sites. The Chaplaincy department is multi-denominational
  • Training and development opportunities, including a two-day corporate induction programme for all new employees
  • A wide range of discounts available for retail and leisure opportunities via the staff benefits intranet site. Some examples:
    • The Centro/Travel West Midlands Travel Scheme, offering significant discount on commuting costs
    • Free park and ride service between Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham and Selly Oak Hospital
    • Staff car parking facilities at discounted rates with the option of salary sacrifice for more cost-effective parking
    • Subsidised staff restaurant facilities
  • Banking facilities at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham

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