Pay and conditions

Pay and conditions

Your package will include:

  • Pay that reflects your ability and responsibilities, with the opportunity to increase your salary through training and development. All our jobs are subject to either Inner or Outer London Weighting, depending on location.
  • At least 27 days annual leave on top of public or bank holidays.
  • Automatic membership of the NHS Pension Scheme unless you opt out. The NHS Pension scheme is one of the most generous schemes in the UK.

Corporate events

Barts Health Heroes

Every year, we hold the Barts Health Heroes Awards for our staff. These awards recognise our outstanding staff who live our values and go above and beyond for patients and colleagues. 

Everyone in the Barts Health family, whether directly employed or through one of our partner organisations, or one of our volunteers, can be nominated.

Shortlisted teams and individuals are invited to an evening awards ceremony. 

Chair's Lunch

The trust Chair hosts a series of lunches during the year in The Great Hall, St Bartholomew's Hospital, to recognise and congratulate teams and individuals who have received a nomination for a  Barts Health Heroes Awards, regardless of whether staff have been shortlisted or not. 

These lunches are a way in which the Trust can recognise and congratulate our nominees who demonstrate the Barts Health values in their daily working lives. 

Additionally, teams and individuals who receive a national recognition award are also invited. 

Over the Rainbow 

In October 2021, we held a celebratory virtual event Over the Rainbow for our entire Barts Health family, to recognise all of our staff and volunteers for their commitment, compassion, and care during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

We embarked on a reflective journey looking back over the past 20 months, giving us a precious moment to see just how much has been achieved. 

Our event ended very poignantly with our very own Barts Health staff singing Over the Rainbow.

Long Service

The long service awards are awarded to those who have completed 15, 25, 30, 40, and 50 years of continuous service with Barts Health, or one of our legacy organisations. 

Volunteers Party

Barts Health hold an annual thank-you event for our amazing volunteers and we hope to be able to hold an in-person party in December 2022.


All our hospitals have plenty of places for you to eat or grab a snack while you work, and we have a special deal with Fresh Café in Whitechapel to deliver lunches (free) to Royal London Hospital and Mile End Hospital as well as providing a discount to all NHS staff.

Nandos offer a 20% discount as a “thank you” to all NHS staff. Just show your ID when you order and your discount will be applied to your bill.


We work in partnership with London theatres and venues to secure heavily discounted – sometimes free – tickets for theatre, concerts and events.

Days out and mini-breaks

Throughout the year we run discounted mini-breaks and days out which are open to all staff, their friends and families.

Support services

Employee Assistance Programme

For confidential advice from someone outside our organisation, you can call our Employee Assistance Programme on 0800 085 1376 at any time.

Dignity at Work Advocates

Trained Dignity at Work Advocates are available to help provide advice, and to resolve any issues you experience at an early stage.


SpeakInConfidence is an online system that provides a way for you to anonymously and directly raise ideas and concerns with our senior leadership, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The web-based service is run by a third party and allows anyone to send an anonymous message to any of our executive leaders.

The Guardian Service

The Guardian Service is a safe and independent route for you to raise issues or concerns that affect you, the safety of our patients or your ability to do your job well. It offers an opportunity to talk through the issue before it is raised formally, get support and work to see if a resolution can be found.

It can be anonymous, and any concerns can remain confidential unless you agree for it to be raised with the relevant people within the organisation.

Saving you money

Salary sacrifice scheme

Salary sacrifice allows you to buy electrical items through your salary and pay them off over a set period of time. This saves you 25% of the cost of buying them outright and you can use this scheme on all home electronics, from tablets to washing machines.

You can lease a brand new car, fully maintained and insured, in the same way, again saving you 25% on the cost of a standard lease deal.

Childcare vouchers

Childcare vouchers save parents around £900 per year. You buy them with your salary and then use them in a setting of your choice.

Season ticket loan

Buying an annual season ticket works out much cheaper then monthly or weekly tickets. We will lend you the money for an annual ticket and deduct it from your salary each month.

On-site nurseries

Our on-site nurseries offer a 10% discount and priority booking to you while you work which cuts down on your journey to and from work and you are never far from your child if there is an emergency.

Barracudas activity day camp

Those of you with older children can take advantage of reduced rated in Barracudas activity day camps in the summer holidays. We have a unique booking code giving you £10 off per week and half price early and late clubs which run 8am-6pm.

Money back for your routine health appointments

Simplyhealth work in partnership with us to offer a health cash plan at reduced rates. This helps you to budget for optical, dental, complementary therapy and even prescription charges for you and your family from only £3.10 a week.

Health Service Benefits

Health Service Benefits offers free membership and provides exclusive discounts for all NHS staff from local and national high street companies such as Dorothy Perkins, Burtons, Ticketmaster, Halfords, Halifax and Vision Express. Register free at

Red Guava

Red Guava is a similar discount site offering NHS employees special deals on all kinds of spending, such as holidays, car insurance, day trips and days out. We have a unique code you can access when you come to work with us.

PS cashback Black Card

NHS staff can earn 5% back on everyday spending. Our staff are able to buy the card at a reduced rate.

Iceland Deal

Iceland are offering all NHS staff 10% off your shopping at Iceland.

The Deal

Visit the shop - All you need to do is show either valid Staff ID Card or your Blue Light Card at the till and they will do the rest!

And that's not all... If you swipe your Bonus Card when you present your valid ID between 26.11.18 and 16.12.18, you will be automatically enrolled to receive 10% off by swiping your Bonus Card throughout January as well!*

PLEASE NOTE – this deal is valid until Sunday 16 December 2018

Concerts for Carers

Concerts for Carers

Concerts for Carers are offering free tickets to 02 Arena events for all NHS staff. Pick your event, enter the ballot and you might get lucky!

Find out how to register and start applying here