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Staff benefits

In today’s times, we know how important the work life balance is and being able to work in an environment that supports this. At Southend we are able to provide that support for relocation to our local area and also a wide range of flexible working opportunities.

Being the only NHS Trust in the UK to enjoy local terms and conditions we have the ability to offer a competitive market salary dependent on experience. Click here to read our local terms and conditions.

  • Career and pay progression based on the application of knowledge and skills.
  • Annual personal development review to support career aspirations.
  • Excellent children's day nursery with preferential rates for Southend staff.
  • The Trust operates a policy of allowing all staff, except doctors, the option to buy or sell some annual leave entitlement, dependent upon certain conditions being met.
  • Cycle to Work scheme.
  • Subsidised bus tickets.
  • Free life insurance (as part of the pension scheme)
  • Library, the education centre library is available to all Trust staff. A range of services and resources are offered. The library's main stock consists of books and journals that support study, research and patient care.
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme, an employee benefit which lets you drive away a brand new, fully-maintained and insured car for three years. 

Other benefits of working with Southend include : 

  • Training, Southend Hospital is committed to offering development and learning opportunities for all full-time and part-time staff. No matter where you start within the Trust you'll have access to extra training and be given every opportunity to progress within the organisation. You will receive an annual personal development review and development plan to support your career progression.
  • Occupational health services including a staff counselling service, reflexology and therapeutic massage
  • Automatic membership of the NHS pension scheme and study leave for sponsored courses.

Join the NHS pension scheme

Every new employee automatically becomes a member and you will get an excellent package of pension benefits, fully protected against inflation and guaranteed by the government. For more details see the NHS Pensions website


The NHS discounts scheme ( allows you access to numerous discounts from flowers and gifts to days out. For example, 20% off for NHS employees and their families at Thorpe Park and other Tussaud's theme parks and attractions.

To find out more about Southend as a place to live and work, please see the Visit Southend website,