Work at Alder Hey

Work at Alder Hey

As a leader in child healthcare and research, Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust provides care for more than 270,000 children and young people each year, making us one of the biggest and busiest children’s hospitals in Europe. This care is delivered not only on our main site in Liverpool, but in patients’ homes and communities, and at other hospitals across the North of England.

Our state-of-the-art hospital, on our main site in Liverpool, opened in October 2015. It sets a new benchmark within the NHS and has won many prestigious industry awards. Buildings, however, are only as good as what happens inside them.

Our highly professional, skilled staff include some of the best clinicians in their field in the world. This expertise is combined with a care and compassion, evident in all of our staff, that our patients and families tell us is unique. This dedication and passion for putting our patients at the heart of everything we do has helped us to achieve a rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) – England’s independent regulator of health and social care – of ‘Good’ overall and ‘Outstanding’ in the category of ‘Caring’. This is something that we’re proud of, but it’s something that wouldn’t have been possible without our staff.

If you share our vision to improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people everywhere by providing the highest quality, innovative care then why not join our team? Take a look at current vacancies at Alder Hey and see if we have the perfect role for you.

Staff benefits: Why work at Alder Hey?

Alder Hey is in West Derby, a suburb of Liverpool around five miles from the vibrant and growing city centre. Here are some of the benefits of joining our team:

  • Being part of Alder Hey, with its reputation as a leader in the field of paediatric healthcare and state of the art hospital which was opened in 2015
  • As a major employer of more than 2,800 staff, we are committed to providing a healthy and supportive workplace environment
  • Access to Learning and Development opportunities, delivered by a dedicated team of L&D professionals
  • A commitment to supporting Equality and Diversity
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
    • On appointment: 27 days
    • After 5 years’ service: 29 days
    • After 10 years’ service: 33 days
    • In addition, staff are entitled to paid Public Holidays
    • All annual leave and Public Holiday entitlements will also be calculated in hours, in proportion to the employee’s basic weekly contracted hours.  This means that all employees have a fair and equitable entitlement regardless of the days of the week they normally work
  • Opportunities for Flexible Working
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave entitlements
  • Long service awards
  • NHS Pension Scheme - one of the most comprehensive schemes within the UK
  • An Occupational Health service, provided by Team Prevent UK
  • A free, confidential staff counselling service, provided  by the Alder Centre
  • Access to a nursery, providing places for the children of Trust employees, specialising in both full and part-time day care for children aged three months to five years of age
  • Free flu jabs
  • Staff lottery, with a draw that takes place once a month
  • Health Service Discounts providing exclusive NHS discounts, offers and deals for NHS employees, their families and friends

More information

If you'd like to find out more about working here at Alder Hey, have a read through our careers brochure here.

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