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NHS as an Employer

There are few careers that are as rewarding as one in the NHS, or that give you the opportunity to work with such a variety of people. 

We actively recruit people of all ages, backgrounds and levels of experience. This helps us understand the different needs of the patients and provide the best possible service.

Whichever area you join, you become part of a talented, passionate team of people, committed to providing the best care and treatment to patients. You will also enjoy one of the most competitive and flexible benefits packages offered by any employer in the UK.

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Sheffield Teaching Hospitals' commitment to being Disability Confident


The Trust holds the Disability Confident ‘Employer’ status which recognises our dedication to supporting the recruitment and employment of individuals with disabilities in addition to our responsibilities within the Equality Act 2010.

This is the Trust’s commitment to ensure recruitment processes are inclusive, ensuring policies and support mechanisms are in place and promoting a culture of listening to and valuing our disabled workforce.

We offer a guaranteed interview to candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria of the position advertised. We will also make any reasonable adjustments at both the application and interview stages to give disabled candidates the best opportunity to demonstrate their strengths, skills and knowledge.

The diversity of our workforce is important to us and we provide a number of services and support to enable employees with a disability to come to work and be happy and effective in the workplace.

Reasonable adjustments are made to either recruit or retain employees to the Trust so they can fulfil their potential. We have our own Occupational Health Service along with Employee Psychological Services and a Fast Track Physiotherapy Service. We encourage our employees to seek help and support from external bodies and groups to further their career and to continue to be a part of our valuable workforce.

We want all our employees to feel valued and have groups of staff working together to have open discussions about disability in the workplace and forums to provide feedback and drive changes to continually improve how we support and value our disabled workforce.

Our People Strategy: Making it Personal

At Sheffield Teaching Hospitals we know that our people are as important as the patients and populations we serve.

The vision of Making it Personal is simple: to create a brilliant, personal place to work by attracting, developing and engaging all staff and volunteers from all backgrounds to transform the lives of our patients and the public.

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Trade Union Regulations Data

We support and value the work of our trade union and professional organisation representatives, promoting a climate of active co-operation between representatives, leadership teams and staff at all levels to achieve real service improvement, best patient care and our desire to be an employer of choice.

As an organisation we recognise that outstanding practise requires an engaged and valued workforce, and we seek to enhance and maintain these excellent employee relations through early involvement, engagement and intelligence sharing with our trade union/Professional body partners.

In line with The Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirements) Regulations 2017 we are publishing details of "facility time” carried out by our trade union representatives during the last year. This covers activities and duties carried out for trade unions or as union learning representatives in relation to our Trust and staff.

Trade union representatives and full-time equivalents
Trade union representatives: 77
FTE trade union representatives: 37.75

Percentage of working hours spent on facility time

0% of working hours: 5 representatives
1 to 50% of working hours: 67 representatives
51 to 99% of working hours: 3 representatives
100% of working hours: 2 representatives

Total pay bill and facility time costs

Total pay bill: £614187000
Total cost of facility time: £250060
Percentage of pay spent on facility time: 0.04%

Paid trade union activities

Hours spent on paid facility time: 16940
Hours spent on paid trade union activities: 1146
Percentage of total paid facility time hours spent on paid TU activities: 6.77%



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