Benefits of Working for the Trust

In addition to a competitive salary, generous annual leave allowance, and access to the NHS Pension Scheme, St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust offers a variety of other staff benefits and discounts.

Training and Development

Learning doesn't stop when you join our Trust. We will support clinical and non-clinical staff to provide the highest quality of care and ensure you get the most out of your role.

You will be offered the support, guidance, training, and a wide range of development opportunities at whatever stage you are in your career.

The training and development opportunities are endless, we offer a great preceptorship programme for newly-qualified nurses in our state of the art clinical simulation rooms within our Education & Training Centre.

Great Discounts

Your Trust ID badge will get you discounts at our on-site restaurant, local shops and retailers including Prescot Retail Park. Our staff get high percentage discounts at participating restaurant chains such as Frankie and Benny's, Domino's Pizza, and Nando's, and a variety of benefits across the country. From airport parking, to mobile phones - just show your NHS ID with pride for discount!

Family-Friendly Benefits​

Supporting our staff to have a positive work-life balance is important to us. We offer a full range of family-friendly benefits, including generous maternity and paternity entitlements, plus flexible working arrangements. We offer a childcare voucher scheme which helps our staff to save money supporting their families.

Health, Work & Wellbeing Team

Our onsite Health, Work & Wellbeing Team can provide free health assessments and lifestyle checks, access to physiotherapy and chiropractic support, and a dedicated Staff Support Services Team for confidential counselling. We also provide staff with free flu vaccinations every winter, and eyesight tests for anyone regularly using a computer display.

Recognition & Reward 

St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals recognises the vital contribution that all of our staff make in continuously providing the highest standards of care to our patients. We celebrate the successes and achievements of our staff in a range of ways.

Annual Staff Awards Evening

Our annual awards recognise the hard work and dedication shown by our staff and are hosted in the Liverpool Echo Arena each year. 

Award categories include People's Choice Award, chosen by the St Helens Star readers,: Excellence in Clinical Care, Excellence in Support Services, Excellence in Service Improvement, Excellence in Patient Experience, Employee of the Year, Team of the Year. The event is always full of surprises and celebrity appearances and is the highlight of the Trust's social calendar.
This event is at no cost to the NHS.

Employee of the Month

The Trust recognises individuals who have gone beyond the call of duty and who are nominated by their colleagues. These individuals are put forward for the Employee of the Year at the Annual Staff Awards.

Recognition for Long Service

We recognise the staff that choose to have a long and successful career at St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals with our annual long service awards. As a token of our appreciation, we recognise all of our staff that complete over 25 and 40 years' service with a certificate, commemorative badge and gift vouchers. We have held this event in recent years at Knowsley Hall, Merseyside's only stately home.

We also regularly recognise our staff in retirement with gift vouchers.

National Recognition

Our staff strive for excellence and we encourage and support them to shout about the great work they're doing by nominating themselves or others for national awards. ​

Patients are eligible for free NHS treatment at St Helens and Knowsley Teaching hospitals NHS Trust if they are: Ordinarily resident in the UK or: Overseas visitors, but entitled to free NHS services under the National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors) Regulations

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