What we offer
We offer an excellent work life balance with many staff benefits that are over and above the standard NHS provision. We also offer an innovative Staff Wellbeing Service, to help keep staff healthy, happy and at work.
Some of the benefits you’ll receive working for us
Benefits at work
Our making a difference every day recognition scheme offers a number of ways people can say thank you for a job well done including thank you cards, long service awards, LPFT Heroes and our annual staff
Retire and return
An opportunity for clinically qualified professionals (e.g. nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, physiotherapist) to request to retire and access your pension benefits and then return to work for a minimum of 15 hours per week (after a break in service of two weeks).
Holidays and entitlements
Your holiday entitlement starts at 27 days per year, plus 8 bank holidays. The entitlement increases once you have worked for the NHS for 5 and then 10 years. There is an option to purchase additional leave for nonclinical staff. We also offer paid special leave for unexpected emergencies.
You will automatically be enrolled on the NHS Pension scheme once you have joined the Trust. Benefits include death in service cover.
We offer a range of flexible working arrangements and annual leave options to support you throughout your career.
We may assist with costs incurred as part of a relocation should you need to move as a result of your employment.
We support staff to have unpaid time away from work for a variety of reasons, such as caring commitments, training, study leave or working overseas.
This is a salary sacrifice scheme to enable you to purchase technology or home electrical items through Currys PC World. The items are subject to benefit in kind tax.
Savings and loans
Salary deducted savings account and loans via a credit union called Transave. This option is available to assist staff in managing their finances. You can decide how much you want to save every month and
funds will be deducted by payroll and transferred to account. Typically competitive rates of interest are offered, with an annual dividend paid on savings.
All staff can access the national tax free childcare scheme to help with the costs of childcare. You can get up to £500 every three months (£2,000 a year) for each of your children.
National and local discounts
Discounts on big brands and offers from local companies.
Cycle to work
Buy a tax free bike through Halfords, to enable you to cycle to work.
You can get a new vehicle for both business and private use over three years. Both salary sacrifice and salary deduction schemes available.
Free parking for staff
There is free parking across all 52 Trust sites. For services based on a United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust site a parking permit will be provided, or costs associated can be reimbursed.
Health and wellbeing
Early access to psychological therapies
Support to cope with stress, improve physical and psychological wellbeing and support with long term conditions impacting on your work and personal life. In addition to individual therapy the team also provide group programmes for managing stress, sleep and creative coping and writing.
A wide variety of exercise classes are offered in Lincoln and Sleaford free of charge or for a small fee. Classes include yoga, zumba, karate and street defence, exercise and pilates.
Physiotherapy, osteopathy or chiropractic care
Fast access to physiotherapy services for an assessment and up to six sessions at a number of the county’s physiotherapy centres.
Eye care vouchers
Vouchers are available for an annual free eye test with Specsavers. Discount offers on frames for those who need glasses for computer use only.
An apprenticeship programme open to anyone interested in undertaking some additional training to develop your skills, technical knowledge or practical experience.
Training and workshops
There are many opportunities to develop yourself within the Trust, with a wide range of training, workshops and conferences including Research Conference; Recovery Conference; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT+) Conference; Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Conference; Physical Healthcare Conference. All these events are free of charge to attend for LPFT staff.
Coaching can help you unlock your potential and maximise your own performance. We have a number of trained coaches that you can access for support.
Leadership master classes
A wide range of programmes and training to support and develop our current and future leaders.
Long Leys Road
Lincoln, LN1 1EJ
Telephone: 01522 421507
Mobile: 07813 393281