Staff Benefits

The George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust offers many benefits to staff such as:

NHS pension

Trust employees can take advantage of the excellent NHS pension scheme. Full details can be found here.

Staff Appraisals

Staff are supported in their job roles through annual appraisals with their line managers. Clear performance objectives are agreed during these meetings and outcome measures set. Appraisals are the perfect opportunity for staff to identify any additional training required within their current job role and to request personal development they wish to undertake to further their career within the NHS.

On-site nursery

Staff who have young children can take advantage of the Willow Brooke Day Nursery. The nursery is conveniently located on the hospital site and provides care for children aged between two months and five years, on a full or part-time basis. It is open between 7.00am and 6.00pm, 52 weeks of the year and is OFSTED rated.

Cycle to work scheme

The Trust operates a cycle to work scheme, enabling staff to get a bike tax free, saving on average about half the cost.

Flexible working

The Trust recognises the important of supporting staff by offering flexible working arrangements that enable them to balance their working life and other personal commitments. Staff can request flexible working, where possible, to fit working hours around family life and responsibilities outside of work. Managers are obliged to consider all requests. For more information, please refer to the Trust's Flexible Working Policy.

Staff lottery

All staff have the option to join the monthly staff lottery draw. The draw costs £2 per entry and money is taken directly from your wages. Three winners are drawn each month. All profits go into the Staff Wellbeing Fund.

Tranquility garden for staff

The tranquillity garden is a peaceful area for staff which is situated off the link corridor to the training and education centre (GETEC.) This recently refurbished courtyard offers staff an area for quiet and reflection in their breaks.

'Well to Excel' days

'Well to Excel' days are funded through the staff wellbeing fund and promote the various initiatives available for staff health and wellbeing. Staff also have the chance to try out some relaxation techniques such as hand massages and aromatherapy.

On site bus stop

From the bus stop on the hospital site, you can catch buses to Nuneaton, Bedworth, Coventry (including University Hospital Coventry) and North Warwickshire (including Atherstone).

Library service

The William Harvey Library, located in the Trust's training and education centre (GETEC), has a wide selection of books for study and pleasure. The hospital also hosts a Warwickshire Libraries Library Book Vending Machine, the first of its kind in the country in a community setting. Staff with a Warwickshire Library Card can use the machine to access over 400 books 24 hours a day. Staff can also return books borrowed from other Warwickshire libraries.

Spiritual and pastoral care

The chaplaincy team provide confidential support for all staff of any or no denomination. The chaplaincy team represent all the major faiths of the local community. At the chaplaincy centre, there is a counselling room and chapel and hospitality facilities. There is also a multi-faith prayer room located in the centre of the hospital.

Staff awards

The Trust's annual staff awards honour staff who have gone the extra mile to deliver the Trust's vision and values.