“Like becoming part of a family” – Local NHS Trust shines light on benefits and support for staff

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust is highlighting what makes working with them so special. From close-knit, supportive teams to great employer benefits, hear what truly makes a difference to them at work.

The Trust delivers a wide range of healthcare services to local communities. These services include children’s and adult mental health, learning disabilities, forensic psychiatry, as well as GP practices and community hospitals. There are also many corporate career opportunities such as administration, recruitment, project management and communications.

Finding a truly rewarding role is something that everyone strives for. And when you can do that, as well as receive fantastic benefits from your employer, you know you have found your place.

Felicity Hague, who joined the Trust last year in their Children’s division, said, “I am so glad I made the move to join Humber. In the first year of working for the Trust I have been amazed at the opportunities that being a part of this organisation presents. It truly does feel like becoming part of a family. I’ve already made use of many of the benefits too, it’s great that they have created a website dedicated to all the benefits on offer so I can access everything I need in the same place”.

The development opportunities and benefits packages are what really set this Trust apart from others for their staff. With a keen focus on personal wellbeing, employees at Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust are offered a variety of ways in which to develop their careers as well as their lives. Health and wellbeing programmes are accessible to every member of their teams and include personalised physical health ‘MOTs’ and one-to-one emotional wellbeing support.

The Trust offers and encourages flexible working opportunities so staff can work around their lifestyles and create a healthy work-life balance. Joining the ‘Bank’ staff means that you can pick and choose the hours that suit you offering the most flexibility.

The benefit package offered by the Trust is widely considered as exceptional with a comprehensive array of options for every touch point in a person’s life. That could be paid leave for new parents, which includes adoption, time off for fertility treatments and in the case of early childbirth. They even offer additional leave for anyone who is sadly affected by the loss of a pregnancy.

It covers staff if they are required to care for someone who is terminally ill, which removes the financial worry if the worst were to happen.

And this is all further to the statutory 27 days leave, with bank holidays on top, that all full-time staff receive each year.

As an NHS organisation, their people are automatically entitled to a number of discount schemes and access to the Blue Light Card providing money off shopping. Plus a cycle to work scheme which allows staff to save up to 37% off the cost of a bike. But for those who still prefer to drive to work, it’s good to know that there is free parking for anyone working across the Trust’s services.

Covering a wide area, the Trust operates services as far north as Whitby and as far south as North Lincolnshire, but our staff come from a much wider patch than that. They even pay the Humber Bridge Toll charges for staff who live over the bridge and commute to work.

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust are currently looking for enthusiastic people to join a variety of roles both clinical and non-clinical. View all the roles available on their website www.join.humber.nhs.uk and learn more about the Trust here www.humber.nhs.uk