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Pay and benefits

What can we offer you?


Pay and Annual Leave

Like the rest of our benefits, all our pay and leave structures for the different groups of staff are in line with national guidelines and policy. If you are applying for a non-medical post, you will hear the term 'Agenda for Change', which was the pay and conditions structure introduced in 2004.

Here are full details of our pay rates:


All our staff are entitled to join the NHS Pension Scheme, which includes life insurance and ill health retirement benefits. We also offer opportunities for flexible retirement, enabling staff to step down to fewer hours or to work flexibly after retirement, without affecting their pension entitlement.

Other staff benefits

We're family friendly

We operate a full range of family friendly policies, including generous maternity, partner and adoption entitlements. Our work-life balance commitment offers a whole series of policies that cover a wide range of staff needs. Guidelines on maternity or adoption arrangements, parental leave, partner leave and special leave are all included. There's also a Childcare Voucher Scheme enabling you to save tax and national insurance contributions on the costs of your childcare. Our dedicated and experienced Childcare and Benefits team provide a wide range of childcare options and advice to help you balance work and family commitments.

We're flexible

Even if you don't have a family, you may well benefit from our support of flexible working patterns, including options to work flexi-time, part time hours, job share and term time working.

We're green

We have number of initiatives aimed at helping our staff get to work without bringing their cars. There's HUBS - a free bus jointly funded with Bristol University - and a Lift Share Club. Or, if you'd rather get here on two wheels, choose from free motor bike parking, membership of SMUG - our motor bike users group - or BUGS - our bike users group, - and use of the secure cycle centre with showers.

We're sporty

You and your family and friends will have access to squash courts on the main hospital site, as well as a range of discounts for membership at local gym/health clubs.

We're healthy

As part of our commitment to promoting, maintaining and improving the physical and mental wellbeing of our staff, we offer occupational health, counselling and physiotherapy services, as needed. We also have a team of chaplains, providing pastoral and spiritual support to all staff, whatever their beliefs and views. Quiet rooms are available in all our hospitals.

We can save you money

We've negotiated a range of discounts with local service providers and retailers, meaning you get great deals on anything from holidays to hairdressing and from insurance to theatre tickets.

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to offer colleagues a wide range of flexible staff benefits. See here for a snapshot of what's available - for further details please use the contact details and links provided.