Why we are a good employer

Our staff really enjoy working with us, thanks to our great package of rewards and benefits.

We offer flexible ways of working, which means a better work-life balance. We also boast attractive working spaces (when we finally go back to the office), which encourage creativity and productivity.

All of our current vacancies are available to search and apply for on the NHS Jobs website. 

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Benefits, rewards and work-life balance

Great pay and conditions

We use a national pay system called Agenda for Change. This means our pay scales are matched to our employee's knowledge, responsibility and skills. 

We also offer:

  • 27 days' holiday per year
  • occupational sick pay 
  • paid maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • shared parental leave.

A modern, well-equipped working environment

Right now, we're all working from home. But under normal circumstances, we have modern and well-equipped offices in London and Manchester. Both are centrally located and have great transport links. Facilities include:

  • 2 computer screens on every desk
  • shower facilities
  • standing desks
  • cycle storage.

Flexible working

Everyone should be able to find a balance between the demands of their jobs and their personal lifestyle. And we're committed to improving the working lives of all our employees. Our flexible working offer includes:

  • flexible working hours
  • home working
  • compressed hours.

I work 75 hours over 9 days rather than 10. My parents are elderly and the day I take off each fortnight means I can spend more time with them, which is lovely.

Kelly, HR business partner

NHS pension scheme

This is one of the most generous pension schemes in the UK. And you'll automatically become a member when you start work with NICE.

An active social scene

There’s a range of activities available to all staff, including:

  • book club
  • arts and crafts groups
  • quiz nights
  • walking and running clubs
  • cultural exchange group.

Commuter loans

You might not need these if you're working from home, but they're in place for when we return to using the office again. Our bicycle loan scheme, Cyclescheme, allows staff to buy both bike and accessories tax free. We also have a season ticket loan scheme, so our employees can spread the cost of travel interest free.

Personal development

We have dedicated training budgets and support professional training and study leave for sponsored courses. We also have an educational loan scheme and a fantastic apprenticeship scheme.

Discount schemes

Our employees can benefit from a number of great discount schemes, including health service discounts and the NHS Fleet Solutions car lease scheme. And we're always looking to add more.

External support

UNISON is our registered trade union.

"As well as my bike, I used the Cyclescheme to buy my helmet, lights, high-visibility clothing, cycle bag and lock.

Nick, guidelines commissioning manager

We care about our staff

Health and wellbeing activities

We host a variety of events throughout the year. Everything from a winter flu vaccinaton programme to mindfulness sessions and lunchtime walks and runs. We also regularly invite guest speakers in to talk on a variety of subjects. There really is something for everyone.

I just wanted to say a big thank you to the people behind Healthy Work Week. I’m proud that I work for an employer who cares about its employees’ health and wellbeing.

Imran, lead developer

Staff representation

We listen to our staff. We have a group of staff representatives who act as a voice for our employees.

Occupational health

All staff can access advice and support from our occupational health service, PAM Assist OHIO.

Mental health first aiders

Trained to listen non-judgmentally, our mental health first aiders are on hand for support whenever our staff need it.

Employee assistance programme

Our staff have access to free counselling, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This covers everything from legal and financial worries to physical and mental health problems.