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Benefits of working here

Flexible working

We are a family friendly employer and support flexible working. We have a range of flexible working initiatives to help our staff strike a balance between work and home life, including:

  • Job sharing
  • Annualised hours/term time only contracts
  • Self-rostering
  • Flexi-time
  • Compressed hours
  • Part time
  • Bank shifts
  • Career break.

For information on the types of flexible working available and how to apply, see the flexible working policy or job share policy.

Family leave

We understand that staff sometimes need to take leave to help care for their families. Carer's leave is available to staff for when an emergency occurs with someone you care for. Parental leave is available for more extended, planned time off for parents with children under the age of six. For more information, see our family leave policy.

Maternity, paternity and adoption leave

We offer up to one year's maternity and adoption leave, and two weeks' paternity leave.

Pay and conditions

'Agenda for Change' is a national pay system which governs pay and conditions throughout the NHS.

As a member of NHS staff, you can expect:

  • A standard working week of 37.5 hours
  • 27 days holiday per year, rising to 33 days after ten years' service - plus eight days for general and public holidays
  • An additional payment high cost of living payment added to your salary. This is a percentage of what you’re paid overall, but is at least £951 - maximum £1,649.
  • Pay enhancements to reward out of hours, shift and overtime working
  • Better career and salary progression based on the application of knowledge and skills
  • Annual values-based appraisal to support career aspirations

All NHS roles are graded in bands one to nine, with nine being the most senior. To find out more, see the current pay rates.

All our permanent staff can join our 'staff bank' to work extra shifts where there are vacancies or to cover leave. Our staff are paid their substantive Agenda for Change rate, making our staff bank one of the most competitively paid in the NHS.

NHS pension scheme

The NHS pension scheme is still one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK. When you start working for the NHS you automatically become a member and you will get an excellent package of pension benefits.

You can expect your contribution to start at around 4-5% of your salary. The Trust will make a 14% contribution to your pension.

Further reading


We offer a number of residential properties for staff to use near Watford and St Albans Hospitals. These are available for permanent staff, locums, medical students, Medirest and CP Plus staff.

For more information, telephone 01727 893017 or 02088 7824860.

Subsidised meals

Our staff receive a discount on food in our restaurants.

Health service discounts

If you work in the NHS, you are eligible for a health service discount on a range of goods and services. Many local businesses offer a discount for our staff on request.

Salary sacrifice

Our staff can sign up to a salary sacrifice scheme to help you make major purchases such as computers, home electronics, bikes, mobile phones or shopping vouchers.

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Hemel Hempstead Hospital

Hillfield Road
Hemel Hempstead
Hertfordshire HP2 4AD

Tel: 01442 213141

St Albans Hospital

Waverley Road
St Albans
Hertfordshire AL3 5PN

Tel: 01727 866122

Watford Hospital

Vicarage Road
Hertfordshire WD18 0HB

Tel: 01923 244366