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Staff Benefits

As part of ensuring the work life balance for staff, Bedford Hospital offers its staff a number of benefits including:

Paid annual leave

When you start working for the NHS you receive the following days annual leave, pro-rata, plus bank holidays:

  • 27 days when you start
  • 29 days after 5 years service
  • 33 days after 10 years service

Pension Scheme

All NHS employees immediately qualify for automatic membership of the NHS Pension Scheme and Life Assurance.

Childcare We offer a tax efficient salary sacrificechildcare scheme for staff using the onsite nurseries, as well as childcare vouchersall employees who need to pay for childcare.

For further information on the Childcare Voucher Scheme please visit the scheme website run by EdenRed at www.childcarevouchers.co.uk/

NHS Discounts Membership

To find out more about NHS discounts, please visit their website at: www.nhsdiscounts.com/

Health Benefits

  • Maternity leave and pay above statutory requirements
  • Occupational health
  • Confidential counseling service

Key worker Living Scheme

This scheme offers a range of affordable housing options aimed at NHS staff across Bedfordshire whether equity loans, shared ownership or rental. To find out more please contact: Key Homes East on 0845 4566757 or via email: info@keyhomes.org.uk Alternatively, please visit their website at www.keyhomes-east.org.uk/

Flexible Working

At Bedford Hospital we understand that staff have other commitments and can offer

  • Job share
  • Long days
  • Condensed hours
  • Flexible retirements

Staff Facilities

  • Sports and Social Club including football and cricket teams
  • Staff Gymnasium £10 per month
  • Restaurant and Café
  • Hospital shop
  • Residential accommodation
  • Hospital Choir
  • Chaplaincy service
  • Chapel
  • Muslim Prayer Room