benefits and rewards
Where do we begin? There are so many different benefits to working with NHS Grampian. Perhaps the most important, as some of our case studies in the ‘Our People’ pages here show, are the quality of life, the range of outdoor leisure pursuits, the overall prosperity of Aberdeen, the stunning scenery of the coast and inland countryside, and, above all, the friendliness of the people.
However, there’s also a lot more to a career with us than these. Equally as important, the NHS now offers extremely competitive pay, as well as, the NHS final salary pension scheme, a generous annual leave provision of up to 33 days, plus 8 public holidays and lots of training and career development opportunities.
To ensure that your working life is simple and fair, we have a whole raft of policies, on family-friendly working, on career breaks, on equality and diversity.
NHS Grampian Day Nursery Service is provided for children of staff, either directly or indirectly, on three of our major sites, including our new state of the art, Little Acorns Day Nursery in Aberdeen. The nursery service is paid for by staff, but you can get support from the salary sacrifice scheme which will reduce the cost. We’re very much a family-focused organisation, emphasising dignity at work and seeking to enhance the work-life balance of all staff. We recognise the need for work life balance for all, not just those with families.
There are also staff discounts and offers from the staff discount directory, the Grampian Credit Union (which is a savings and loans Co-operative), lots of opportunities for sport via the NHS Grampian Sports Committee, and our commitment to our employees’ health and well-being through the national Scotland’s Health and Work Scheme.
Training, Learning and Development are a fundamental part of everyone’s experience at NHS Grampian. Everyone has a Personal Development Plan and there are numerous initiatives and help with courses (including external courses), which will enhance your CV and your professional skills. Scottish Vocational Qualifications are available in a wide range of subject areas, with concomitant benefits to the employee and the department in which they work.