Employee benefits and rewards


South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust not only offers a team working environment, which focuses on delivering and improving patient care, with a culture of social responsibility, trust and accountability; every member of staff makes a real difference to improving the service we offer to the community that we serve, with a wide range of career pathways from support staff to the frontline. SWASFT has gained Practice Plus status for Improving Working Lives, please see list below of further SWASFT benefits:

  • Contributory NHS Pension Scheme which offers free life cover, ill health and redundancy benefits, a tax-free lump sum on retirement and an index-linked retirement benefit that is based on final salary and number of years in the scheme. (NHS Pensions: www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/Pensions)
  • Occupational Health, Counselling and Physiotherapy Services
  • Generous Relocation Package (where appropriate)
  • Childcare co-ordinator
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Emergency carers leave
  • Occupational sick pay scheme
  • Generous travel expenses
  • Flexible working schemes
  • Job share opportunities
  • Career break schemes
  • Flexible retirement (NHS Pensions www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/Pensions)
  • Maternity and paternity leave
  • Staff commendations and awards
  • Discounts on products and services (Healthservice Discounts www.healthservicediscounts.com)
  • Staff development/robust training and development
  • Appraisals/active encouragement of life long learning
  • Generous annual leave
  • Flu protection
  • Lease Car (where appropriate)
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