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Our benefits

In addition to a rewarding career we offer an excellent and comprehensive range of benefits for staff to enjoy - everything you get in the NHS and more! These include:

  • Annual leave entitlement between 27 days and 33 days depending on length of service, plus bank holidays
  • Pension schemes - we offer the choice of 2 pension schemes to most of our employees to help them plan for retirement; the NHS Pension scheme and our group personal pension with Scottish widows
  • Flexible working policies to encourage staff to have a better work life balance including part time hours, term time only working and job shares.
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Learning and development opportunities - we are committed to ensuring our staff are equipped with the skills and knowledge, not just for their job now, but with a view to future development and progression.
  • Discounted gym membership - for echoes gym at Medway Park, TruGym, Roko Health Club and The Roffen Club gym.
  • Orthopaedic clinical assessment service (CAS) - a fast track service for our staff suffering from back or musculoskeletal problems
  • NHS discounts - a huge range of discounts on holidays, electrical goods, fashion, supermarkets, health and fitness, food, drink and eating out, mobile phones, insurance, motoring, broadband and TV, utilities and more
  • Recognising excellence - a chance to tell us about individuals, volunteers or teams you feel should be recognised for the excellent care and service they provide and the difference it makes, based on our organisational values.
  • Occupational health service - a confidential service for all our staff, offering advice on personal health, safety and welfare at work and an occupational sick pay scheme.
  • Child vouchers saving you money on all types of registered childcare
  • Lease car scheme - designed as a benefit for our staff, allowing them the opportunity to choose a new lease car at a very attractive price.
  • My idea - our staff suggestion scheme giving the opportunity to share ideas, and a chance to improve our organisation for patients, for our staff and for our future.
  • Cycle to work - offering our staff huge savings on a new bicycle with easy interest-free deductions through payroll
  • Incremental pay progression through salary scales upon good performance.
  • Employee assistance programme - workplace options provides our staff with a range of services through its lifestyle support service, such as counselling and practical support.
  • Free Pilates classes - a great way to improve your posture, balance and joint mobility, as well as relieving stress and tension.
  • Our Elected Members Forum (EMF) gives staff the chance to share their experiences, opinions and suggestions and supports effective two-way communication with the MCH Board.
  • SPACE rounds - an opportunity for all staff to come and listen and join the discussions on thought provoking topics