A Great Place to Work

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We want our trust to be a great place to work. Therefore, we offer a wide range of support and benefits for our staff, including:

  • flexible working
  • buying and selling leave
  • NHS pension scheme
  • staff counselling
  • Occupational Health support
  • NHS discounts, including gym memberships
  • continuous service benefits, including your annual leave entitlement if you are returning to the NHS
  • long service awards
  • Support for the Armed Forces

Read on to find out more about the support and benefits you could recieve as one of our employees.

I have always felt well supported in my roles by colleagues and my managers and I now enjoy being able to offer support to those that I manage as well as leading from a Clinical perspective for our patients.

Charlotte Gater – Ward Manager

Equality and Diversity

Our Equality and Diversity team plays an essential role in ensuring that the Trust: rainbow flag

  • meets or exceeds its statutory and legal duties;
  • responds proactively to equality and diversity legislation and policy;
  • and demonstrates best practice in delivering key performance and assurance targets, such as the Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) and the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index (WEI).

Our team also provide leadership and advice on all aspects of equality, diversity and human rights within the Trust; this includes employment, service delivery and community engagement.

See our Equality and Diversity page for more information.

Raising Concerns

Freedom to speak up guardianOur Trust's values promote the importance of collaborative working and ensuring that all employees are able to contribute to their workplaces, the services we offer, and the Trust as a whole.


Freedom to Speak Up

Our Freedom to Speak Up (FTSU) agenda is supported by a network of FTSU Champions who are available to offer advice and support to those wishing to raise concerns.

Our FTSU Guardian's role is to support staff in raising concerns by offering an independent and confidential service, as per recommendations from the Francis Freedom to Speak Up Review. We take your concerns seriously and FTSU enables our staff to feel confident that their voices will be heard.


Open Conversations

Open Conversations are your chance to have your views heard by the Trust’s senior team.


Staff survey

We take part in the annual NHS National Staff Survey and welcome as many views as possible.

Staff Health and Wellbeing

We treat staff health and wellbeing as crucial to ensuring that we are able to support our patients to the best of our ability. 

NHS Staff smilingOur fantastic offer includes:

  • An internal Staff Counselling team
  • A Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Service specifically for staff
  • Staff Mindfulness support
  • Spiritual Health Support
  • Staff Health and Wellbeing Days (i.e. massage and relaxation clinics)
  • Post Incident Support
  • Working towards Carers Accreditation for our staff
  • Financial Benefits
  • And more!

Schemes and Discounts

Lease car scheme

If you have to travel as part of your job, the Trust will make a contribution to a lease based on your business mileage. If you are in a current lease car scheme with another NHS employer, you may be able to transfer into the Trust scheme.



We offer a salary sacrifice bike scheme on a regular basis for all employees. This is aimed at supporting staff to have a healthier, greener alternative transport option.


Easyrider and Robin Hood card

We are now offering access not only to the Nottingham City Transport Easyrider Travel Pass Scheme but also to Nottingham City Card Robin Hood Travel Pass Scheme which allows access to Nottingham buses, trams, trains and cycles. This enables lower cost and greener travel around Nottingham.


Childcare vouchers

You can take a portion of your salary as childcare vouchers, which are not subject to tax or National Insurance deductions.


Gym discounts

As a member of our staff, you will be able to claim gym discounts at the following places:people working out at the gym

  • Barnsley Premier Leisure
  • Bannatyne
  • Buena Vids Health and Fitness
  • Gedling Borough Council
  • Holme Pierrepont Country Park Gym
  • Leicester City Council
  • Rushcliffe Borough Council
  • The Lenton Centre

Please note, the above information may change and please check the specific website for the latest membership rates.

Salary, Pension and Benefits


Our employees are paid the National NHS Salary. This works in bands as below.

  • Band 2 - £17,652 - £19,020
  • Band 3 - £18,813 - £20,795
  • Band 4 - £21,089 - £23,761image of a wooden home and stacks of coins
  • Band 5 - £24,214 - £30,112
  • Band 6 - £30,401 - £37,267
  • Band 7 - £37,570 - £43,772
  • Band 8a - £44,606 - £50,819
  • Band 8b - £52,306 - £60,983
  • Band 8c - £61,777 - £72,597
  • Band 8d - £73,936 - £86,687
  • Band 9 - £89,537 - £103,860

Each salary rises to its upper limit after 6 years working with us.

The above figures are for 2019-2020 and are subject to change. Visit https://www.nhsemployers.org/pay-pensions-and-reward/agenda-for-change/pay-scales/annual for more details.


NHS Pension Scheme

If you are approaching retirement age, we offer a number of highly competitive pension schemes with lots of benefits.

Staff can ‘step down’ to a different role, for example, to reduce their level of responsibility while remaining in NHS employment. This supports the organisation to retain the individual’s skills and experience while supporting the staff member to approach retirement.

Staff can ‘wind down’ to retirement by remaining in their current post but reduce the number of hours or days they work, or staff can ‘draw down’ by taking part of their pension benefits and continuing in NHS employment.

You may also be able to re-join the scheme if you return to NHS employment after retiring, and if you choose to retire later than your normal pension age (NPA), your pension benefits will be increased by the application of late retirement factors.

Early retirement reduction buy out (ERRBO) is for members of the 2015 Scheme only. You can buy out the reduction that would apply if you claimed your NHS pension before your NPA.


Relocation expenses

Employees who are moving home for the purposes of their employment with the Trust should suffer minimal financial disturbance. Therefore, relocation expenses will be considered to support recruitment of newly appointed staff by assisting with the costs of relocating. Expenses will be considered where the expected duration of employment is at least 2 years (excluding Training Doctors who are subject to a separate agreement).

Staff Recognition

OSCARSOscars winners on stage

The Outstanding Service Contribution and Recognition Scheme (OSCARS) is our awards scheme for our staff and volunteers. Each year, the OSCARS is commemorated with an awards ceremony, where the nominees, nominators and guests are invited to acknowledge and celebrate the outstanding work of our staff and volunteers.


Positive Stars

Each month a ‘Positive Star’ is recognised within the organisation; someone who has made a real difference to a colleague, team or patients. We want to shout from the rooftops about our amazing staff and show how much they are appreciated.

Our positive stars are nominated by colleagues within the organisation for demonstrating extraordinary care and/or compassion, introducing positive change, generating great ideas, fantastic staff or patient engagement, being an inspiration or anything that has made a difference.

All staff who are nominated receive a certificate of recognition with at least one member of staff per month being selected to have a visit from a senior leader to recognise their good work.

This initiative is a key aspect of our staff recognition agenda, which is complemented by our OSCARS and many local initiatives.


Staff Testimonials

“Now more than ever, is the best time to join the Trust. We are in the process of reflecting on the things that need to be improved and are focussed heavily on being confident to stand up and make the changes needed to give excellent care. Collectively as a Trust we recognise that treating both our colleagues and our self with compassion and care is essential in helping our patients, and without the support for staff we cannot give the great care our patients deserve.”

Richard, Ward Manager


“For me the trust is a good place to work because I can see leaders who demonstrate credibility, respect and fairness. […] If someone wants a job that will make a real difference to the lives of the patients then this trust is the place to work.”

Sharon, Modern Matron


“Notts trust will always reward those who are compassionate, seek out opportunities and driven towards personal growth. If this speaks to you then please don’t hesitate to apply.”

Peter, Ward Manager


“The people I have worked with have made the challenging job we do that much easier and enjoyable. In every team I have worked, we have supported each other to provide the best care for our patients and each other.”

Charlotte, Ward Manager




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