Staff benefits

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Staff benefits

We offer a comprehensive voluntary benefits package and a range of local discounts to all our staff.

In 2023 our efforts were nationally recognised, and we proudly secured the "Best Public Sector Benefits" award at the Employee Benefits Awards.

The Employee Benefits team is continuously working to increase the range of services and benefits we provide. These include:

  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Onsite childcare
  • Discounted travel
  • Flexible retirement
  • Car lease scheme
  • Home electronics scheme
  • Health and wellbeing support

All these are in addition to the standard benefits that you expect from the NHS, such as:

  • Competitive pay - with the Agenda for Change  pay system covering all staff except doctors, dentists and very senior managers. 
  • A comprehensive and generous workplace pension scheme
  • Generous holiday entitlement with the option to buy and sell days — 35 to 41 days annual leave including Bank Holidays (pro rata for part-time staff)
  • A range of support and policies to help you balance your work, family commitments and personal well-being

Employee benefits table

Employee benefits table
Core benefits and rewards Voluntary benefits
Annual Leave 35 to 41 days pro rata (including Bank Holidays) Staff lottery with fantastic monthly prizes to be won
Comprehensive and generous NHS Pension Scheme Car lease and cycle to work scheme
A range of flexible working 
Discounted staff restuarants and cafes
Annual Celebrating Excellence Awards, Monthly Star Awards, Team of the week, Long service Awards Onsite nurseries and holiday clubs and childcare salary sacrifice scheme
Occupational health and wellbeing service Childcare and carers support, and maternity, paternity and adoption support
Personal development including access to a range of learning and development opportunties Buying and selling annual leave
Generous maternity, paternity, adoption and annual leave provision Travel and shopping discounts
Total Reward Statement outlining your pension and other benefits  Home electronic scheme

The benefits information is also available in PDF format.

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At the Trust we also have a number of reward and recognition schemes to recognise the invaluable contribution teams and colleagues make towards improving the quality of our patient care. Including, MY Star – an opportunity for Trust staff to nominate a colleague or team who they feel has truly demonstrated the Trust’s values and worked beyond their duty.

Onsite facilities

Onsite nurseries

Save money on all your childcare costs by taking advantage of onsite nurseries at Pinderfields and Dewsbury sites.

Holiday clubs are also open during school holidays at our Pinderfield site.

Free shuttle bus service

Linking our three main sites together, the staff shuttle bus service runs every half hour from each hospital.

Library and Knowledge Service

The Staff Library and Knowledge Service is located at the Trust HQ & Education Centre, Pinderfields. They offer a service to all Mid Yorkshire Teaching NHS Trust staff, students on placement and NHS Wakefield Clinical Commissioning Group. Facilities include computers with access to the internet and areas for quiet study. You can find out more at Library and Knowledge Services.

Shops and cafes

We have a range of shops and cafés across all of our sites. Staff wearing their ID badges are entitled to a discounts on food or meals prepared on-site in any of our restaurants. You can also take advantage of free internet access at our MY Communications Cafés during your breaks.

Prayer rooms

We recognise that our workforce and local communities are culturally diverse, therefore we have prayer rooms at each hospital site, and multi-faith centres at Dewsbury and District and Pinderfields hospitals.

Celebrating Excellence

Our Celebrating Excellence awards are an annual celebration of everything we have achieved together throughout the year and an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the fantastic achievements of individuals and teams across the Trust.

Every day our colleagues and teams go above and beyond the call of duty to make a difference to our services, our patients and our staff. These awards are our opportunity to acknowledge these outstanding contributions and to show appreciation to our people for what they do.