Whether you are a clinician, a biomedical scientist or a medical laboratory assistant we can offer education and training opportunities to help you develop your skills and experience and advance your career.
If you’re interested in checking out the opportunities available you can view all our current vacancies on NHS Jobs – we also promote key roles through LinkedIn and Twitter. If you’re using NHS Jobs you can set up alerts that go to your own email account so that you are immediately made aware of any new jobs recently advertised. Every job advert includes a detailed job description and a person specification, so you can see if the role is right for you.
PAY AND BENEFITS
When you join the NHS you’ll receive a range of benefits. North West London Pathology is hosted by Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust which means we follow their governance structure as well as their policies and procedures.
When you join the NHS you’re guaranteed a salary that matches your level of responsibility. You’ll have every opportunity to increase it through training and development.
On top of your basic salary, you’ll receive at least 27 days’ holiday each year, in addition to bank holidays, plus a range of other benefits including occupational health and counselling services. These include:
- The NHS Pension Scheme: This is one of the most generous pension schemes in the UK and you’ll automatically become a member on joining the Trust
- Flexible working: From part-time working to annualised hours, we help you to achieve the right balance between your work and home life
- Trust recognition schemes: We offer a number of rewards for excellent service and long service
- Imperial Health at Work: You’ll have access to a range of services including health screenings, health advice, immunisations, physiotherapy services
- Employee travel: There are free shuttle bus between hospital sites: the Imperial shuttle covers Charing Cross, St Mary’s and Hammersmith; the Chelwest shuttle covers Chelsea and Westminster hospital and West Middx; and the Hillingdon shuttle covers Hillingdon Hospital and Mount Vernon.
- On-site accommodation: You’ll have the opportunity to rent accommodation at Hammersmith, Charing Cross or St Mary’s hospitals
- Personal development, training and education: We’re committed to your continuing professional development and will support you with learning opportunities at every stage of your career
- DBS (disclosure and barring service – previously CRB) checks: we will cover any costs where one is required
Key benefits include:
- Season-ticket loan: Access to an interest-free loan to support the cost of your travel from home to work over a 10-month repayment period
- Car lease scheme: A tax-efficient way to choose and drive a brand new, fully maintained and insured car over a 36-month period
- On-site nursery: Access to a subsidised nursery at Charing Cross Hospital to support parents and carers who work for the Trust
- Childcare voucher scheme: Make savings on your childcare costs
- Cycle-to-work scheme: Purchase a bike and cycle safety equipment for travel to and from work
- Wellbeing initiatives such as yoga classes and gym membership
- Employee Benefits Scheme: You will have access to an employee benefits scheme to support your mental, physical and financial wellbeing. The scheme gives you access to a huge range of savings across the UK’s major retailers including supermarkets, technology, fashion, travel and much more!
- You can access a range of discounts from a selection of local and national providers of entertainment, holidays, travel, food and drink including:
- Staff Arts Club: Join the staff Arts Club and you’ll receive free admission to exhibitions at some of London’s major museums and galleries including: the Royal Academy of Arts, the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Tate Modern and the Tate Britain. Staff can also enter a regular ballot to watch events for free in a box at the Royal Albert Hall.
- Discounted holiday offers with Travelolo
- Hotel discounts at Hallmark Hotels
- Up to 40 per cent off the cost of cinema tickets with the Cinema Society
From affordable accommodation to on-site nurseries, flexible working to fitness facilities, we offer a wide range of voluntary benefits that will help you get the most out of life. This includes the option to receive tax-efficient benefits through salary sacrifice and salary deduction.
Under a salary sacrifice arrangement, you give up part of your salary for an agreed period in exchange for a non-cash benefit, such as the loan of goods or services, which are not subject to tax or national insurance deductions.
Under salary deduction you will pay equal instalments from your net monthly pay to cover the cost of the goods or services you’ve received.
Agenda for Change is the pay scheme that applies to all employees in the NHS, except directors, doctors and dentists. This scheme allocates job posts to one of nine bands on the basis of the knowledge, responsibility, skills and effort needed for the job. Within each pay band there are a number of pay points to progress through. As you successfully develop your skills and knowledge, you can progress in annual increments up to the maximum in your pay band.
You can find details of the latest pay scales by downloading the most recent Agenda for Change pay and conditions circular.
All the national agreements on pay and conditions of service for NHS employees (apart from directors, doctors and dentists) are in the NHS terms and conditions of service handbook.
Feel supported by a positive culture
We want to provide a safe and supportive place to work while responding to the issues and concerns our Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) staff may be experiencing.
We have two BAME Ambassadors within NWLP who will:
- Listen to the experiences and concerns of our Black, Asian and minority ethnic staff
- Be approachable and empathetic
- Be open to challenge poor practices or behaviours
- Role model our values
White Allies Programme
The White Allies programme has been developed in partnership with NHS England and Improvement London, Equality and Inclusion team, the Kings Fund and the charity, brap.
White allies share their learning with senior leaders and their teams, lead on discussions and projects with teams around race equity and supporting the Trust to embed an equality, diversity and inclusion agenda. A senior member of staff within NWLP is part of the white allies programme.
There a number of staff networks which play an emerging role in supporting the Trust’s equality, diversity and inclusion commitments.
BAME (Black and Minority Ethnic) networks
The BAME (Black and Minority Ethnic) networks help to celebrate ethnic diversity across the Trust, to raise awareness of the issues affecting our people and increase representation at all levels.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) + network
The LGBT+ network encourages an open and inclusive culture to be yourself and to identify positive role models and encourage professional networking and development.
The women’s network encourages professional networking and improves career opportunities by supporting the promotion and development of leadership skills.
The purpose of I-CAN is to engage with the disabled staff community and to provide a platform for disabled staff to contribute towards making the Trust a more inclusive place to work.