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

You can view our full employee benefits package

Colourful graphic with the employee benefits logo and coloured cogs representing the types of benefits available, including cycle to work, car lease scheme, financial savings and health and wellbeing support

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.

Health and fitness

There is an onsite fitness centre at Dewsbury Hospital (located in the Staincliffe Wing) which provides a great opportunity to kick start your fitness and make improvements to your overall health and wellbeing.

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.

Support for parents and carers

Support is available for staff who have caring responsibilities for a family member, partner or friend who is ill or disabled. We also offer generous maternity, paternity, adoption and annual leave provision.

Learning and development

Here at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals we are committed to supporting and developing our staff at every stage of their career. We are proud to offer a wide range of training and development opportunities for both our clinical and non-clinical staff, regardless of the stage of their career.

MY Star

MY Star is a recognition and reward scheme for staff and volunteers at the Trust to nominate each other.

We have some great people who work here at Mid Yorkshire and we like to recognise and reward our staff who go above and beyond the call of duty and best reflect our vision of “One team striving for excellence” and demonstrate the Trust’s values of:

Caring - Ensuring quality of care is at the heart of everything we do

High standards - Taking responsibility for providing the best services and patient experience

Improving - We always look for ways to improve what we do. We encourage involvement, value contributions and listen to and positively act on feedback

Respect - Showing value and respect for everyone and treating others as they would wish to be treated.

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.

Team of the week

Each week the Trust’s Executive Team decide on a Team of the Week to recognise the hard work our teams put in every day and celebrate their achievements.