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Employee benefits

University Hospitals of North Midlands is a great place to work. We employ more than 11,000 staff in Staffordshire, making us a major employer in the area.

As a forward thinking progressive employer we aim to make the benefits of working at the hospital commensurate with our employment standing. 

​Interested in working with us? Find out all of the benefits you can expect as a member of the UHNM family.

We're committed to offering development and learning opportunities, whether you're full-time or part-time, to extend your range of skills and knowledge, enabling you to realise your full potential. 

Our range of flexible working options are designed to help you, as a parent or carer, balance your work and home life.

We also offer:

  • Maternity leave and pay
  • Maternity Support leave and pay
  • Adoption leave and pay
  • Shared Parental leave and pay
  • Parental leave

Having a healthy workforce is important to us. We have a rolling programme of events for the health and wellbeing of our staff. The events vary from a simple awareness raising campaign to health checks to discounted complimentary therapies available on site:

  • Emotional wellbeing sessions
  • Staff Physiotherapy
  • Occupational health services
  • Counselling services
  • Stress Management
  • Walking routes
  • Ping pong tables
  • University Hospital Orchestra
  • University Hospital Choir
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Financial support and guidance
  • Freedom to speak up guardians
  • Pot Luck - Our Staff Lottery


We operate a range of recognition schemes for our staff such as:

  • Employee of the Month
  • Team of the Month
  • CEO Award
  • UHNM Hero
  • Values recognition scheme
  • A Night Full of Stars - staff awards ceremony
  • Long service retirement awards

Health service discounts - nationally available to all NHS staff.

Public Transport discounts around Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent

Salary sacrifice schemes - including home electronics and cars


Are you interested in coming back to nursing? You may need to undertake a return to practice course if you are no longer a registered nurse. There's also a specific return to practice programme if you wish to return and work as a general practice nurse.

Incremental scales subject to annual review and based on your responsibilities and skills.

At least 27 days’ holiday a year, rising when employment milestones are reached. Holiday minimums exclude Bank Holidays which are given over and above.

NHS Pension Scheme
The NHS is one of very few employers still offering a retirement package based on either your final salary or a percentage of your pay over your whole career.

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