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Staff Wellbeing and Benefits

When you join St Helena, you'll have access to some fantastic benefits, including:

Pension scheme

  • Hospice pension scheme through Aviva
  • NHS pension scheme

Life cover

  • 2 x annual salary for staff in Aviva or NHS pension scheme. 

Occupational sick pay

  • Increases with service to max 6 months full and 6 months half pay after 5 years’ service.

Annual leave entitlement

  • Above statutory entitlement from day 1.

Maternity pay

  • 8 weeks full pay
  • 18 weeks half pay plus SMP
  • 13 weeks SMP
  • 13 weeks no pay

Free car parking

  • At Myland Hall and Phoenix Square.

Lunch and refreshments

  • Free tea and coffee is available at all sites. Meal deals are also available in the dining room at the Hospice.

Staff discounts in St Helena's retail and café outlets

  • 25% staff discount in all retail and café outlets. 

Health Service discounts

  • Free to join and use for all NHS and healthcare workers, with a huge range of money saving deals and vouchers - from restaurant vouchers, discount holidays, money off fashion, deals on gym memberships, mobile phones and utilities.

Blue Light Card

  • Hospice staff are eligible for the Blue Light Card. The card gives great discounts on a range of products and services, including restaurants, theme parks, retailers, holidays and supermarkets.

Hospice Quality Partnership

  • Hospice staff are eligible to join the HQP Benefits Hub which includes a huge range money saving deals.

Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

  • Offers advice on legal, health, counselling and mental health. Now available on an app.

Staff Support scheme

Staff can contact:

  • Mental Health First Aiders
  • Menopause Champion
  • Speak Up Guardian for support and advice

Eye test refunds

  • Including help towards the cost of glasses for VDU work.

Flu jabs/Covid vaccinations

  • In collaboration with ESNEFT or reimbursement of any cost.

Occupational health

  • Available to all staff that require specialist support.

Flexible working

  • Available for all staff to apply for.

Salary sacrifice scheme

  • Electric car leasing scheme.

Health and wellbeing days

  • Varying hours available to staff.

Financial and debt management advice

  • Salary advance through “Hastee” website.

Financial & debt management advice

  • Access through “The MoneyHelper Service” - an organisation who work to improve peoples’ financial wellbeing.

Staff and volunteer engagement

  • Regular staff and volunteer surveys.

Electric and petrol/diesel car lease scheme

  • We offer an Electric and petrol/diesel car leasing scheme to staff.

Please note: These benefits only become available once you commence employment at St Helena.

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