Employment package

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust offers a comprehensive and competitive employment package to ensure you benefit from your hard work in the communities we serve.

Annual leave

  

We reward you with a generous annual leave allowance that increases the longer you work for us.

Starting off at 27 days per year plus 8 bank holidays, your annual leave entitlement will increase to 29 days after 5 years' and 33 days after 10 years' NHS service. This service does not have to be continuous.

If you work part-time, your annual leave entitlement will be pro rata based on the number of hours you work.

The annual leave year runs from 1 April to 31 March.

  

Salary

  

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust offers competitive salaries which include inner and outer high cost area supplements for working in London, depending on location.

All our staff, except doctors and dentists who have their own pay scales, are paid under the Agenda for Change pay system: the national framework which sets out consistent terms and conditions and fair pay scales for all NHS employees. Under Agenda for Change, each NHS job has a band from 1 to 9, which indicates the pay scale through which you will progress while in your role. We show the band for each job in all our recruitment advertising.

If you join us from another NHS employer we will place you on the appropriate point on the scale to recognise your current experience. If you join us from an employer outside of the NHS, your manager will be responsible for identifying relevant experience so that you can be placed on the appropriate point on the scale.

Useful links:
Agenda for Change bands and pay rates
Doctor pay rates
Dentist pay rates

  

Pension scheme

  

You'll automatically be able to join the NHS Pension Scheme as soon as you start working for Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust.

Employer pension contributions are generous at 14%. Your contributions range from 5% to 14.5% of pensionable pay and are taken from your salary before tax, so you receive tax relief on any amount you pay. You also pay less National Insurance.

You additionally have the option to receive added benefits, including ill health benefits, a tax free lump sum and death-in-service benefits for your family.

The NHS pension scheme is guaranteed by the government and protected against inflation.

Useful link:
NHS Pensions website

  

Retirement support

  

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust is keen to encourage staff to continue to play an active part in the life of the NHS for as long as possible.

This could be through winding down (working fewer days in your current post) or stepping down (for example, into a less demanding job on lower pay, but which still makes  good use of your skills and experience), phased or flexible retirement or bank and voluntary working after retirement. We'll talk you through the different options available if you are approaching retirement age. We also run preparing for retirement courses to give you additional support when you want to start planning your retirement.

Once you do retire, the NHS Retirement Fellowship runs regular activities for NHS retirees in local areas and is open to you and your partner to join.

Useful link:
NHS Retirement Fellowship

  

Sick pay

  

As an NHS employee at Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust, you are entitled to Occupational Sick Pay.

You may be entitled to up to six months at full pay and six months at half pay, depending on your length of service.

Entitlements to Occupational Sick Pay are set out in section 14 of the Agenda for Change handbook.

Useful link:
Agenda for Change handbook

  
 
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