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Why work with us

At Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust we want our staff to be the best they can be and for the Trust to be a great place to work.

We have recently achieved ‘most improved results’ in our 2020 national staff survey and so many of our staff have recommended the Trust as a place to work as well as a place to receive care and treatment.

We’re proud of what we have achieved and proud of the care, commitment and dedication our staff continue to show every day.

We recognise that flexibility, health and wellbeing, career development and opportunities to help shape our services, are all pivotal in having a rewarding and positive career with us.

To support our staff in their working lives and to enable our staff to deliver excellent care to our patients and service users, we offer a wide range of support and benefits including:

  • A range of flexible working options
  • Incentive schemes
  • A staff health and wellbeing service including employee assistance programme, occupational health, staff musculo-skeletal service, internal staff counselling, support services and resources for physical, mental and emotional health.
  • Other benefits include Cycle to Work, travel passes and car lease schemes, discounted gym memberships, childcare financial support schemes along with many money savings offers from health service discounts.
  • Support for our staff who are also carers. We are an active member of the Carer Confident Scheme.

We encourage our staff to get involved and participate in our staff networks, whether that be our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion networks, our Green Champions network, Freedom to Speak Up Champion network or Health and Wellbeing Champion network.

We celebrate and engage with our staff through our monthly ConnectingNottsHC events, staff Facebook group, live drop in sessions with our executive colleagues, celebrate with colleagues through national events such as Black History month, LGBT+ History month, International Womens Day and so on. We also recognise our staff and teams for their amazing work they do through our monthly Positive Stars scheme and annual staff awards called the OSCARS.

We want all our staff who work with us have a rewarding and enriching career. We support this objective by supporting our staff through training, leadership development programmes and different career development pathways. We provide mentorship, supervision, learning partnerships and peer support.

Now you know what we can offer you, we would like you to come and join us and help us Make a Difference.


Incentive scheme

Refer a friend scheme 

We offer a payment of £500 to all Trust employees who refer a friend to work at a Band 5 or 6 level as a registered clinician within Nottinghamshire Healthcare Foundation Trust. The payment is subject to tax and NI and is paid once 3 months of continuous service has been completed.


Golden hello welcome payment

We offer to all new starters working within Adult Mental Health at Band 5 and Band 6 level after a period of 3 months, 1 year and 2 years’ service the following financial incentive for positions within Adult Mental Health Services.

  • After 3 months completed  service £750 is payable subject to usual deductions
  • After 1 Year completed service £1000 is payable subject to usual deductions
  • After 2 Years completed service £1000 is payable subject to usual deduction


Care Confident

Carer confidentAt Nottinghamshire Healthcare, we believe it’s vital to have the right support in place for all staff, and particularly those who are, or will become carers. Nottinghamshire Healthcare became an Employers for Carers member in January 2020. We promote the importance of supporting working carers and to help us provide a carer-friendly workplace. In March 2020 we were recognised as a Carer Confident Active Employer and the benchmarking scheme has provided a helpful framework for us to develop our support for staff who are also unpaid carers or may become a carer in the future. In order to achieve Active Employer status we have been able to demonstrate the following:-

That we are aware that there are, and will in the future be carers in your workforce and has made a commitment to support them through workplace policies/practice.

That we understand and comply with the legal rights of carers in the workplace.

That we help staff to recognise themselves as carers and access practical support in the workplace to assist them to combine their work and caring responsibilities.

The Trust is further developing our approach of how we support our staff who are also carers and work closely with our internal Involvement, Experience & Volunteering team, who also support carers and families of our patients and service users.