Staff Benefits

We know that work is more than just a salary; as an employee at NNUH, you’ll have exclusive access to a wide range of fantastic benefits, special offers and discounts which go over and above your salary.
Financial and Career Development
  • Excellent pension scheme. The NHS Pension Scheme has a reputation as one of the world’s best.
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Access up to 40% of your pay as you earn it
  • Annual staff, long service and monthly PRIDE awards
  • Dedicated training team
  • Access to on site library
  • Teaching Hospital with a focus around career development
  • Local and national NHS discounts in shops, bars and social activities.
  • Dedicated staff benefits facebook page. Up to date information on discounts, offers and competitions.
  • Discounts for local gyms
  • On site restaurants, delis and cafes offering staff discounts
  • Salary sacrifice lease car scheme
  • Salary sacrifice home electronics scheme
Flexible working
As NNUH values the need for you to establish a healthy balance between your paid work and life outside of work, we support flexible working patterns, where operational demands allow, and also offer special leave arrangements, including career breaks and flexible retirement options.
Workplace Health & Wellbeing
We can all face challenges in our personal and work lives which have a negative impact on our wellbeing and Team NNUH has an amazing Workplace Health and Wellbeing team who will support you.  Benefits include

  • A free flu jab available every year to all staff
  • NNUH Choir which meets Mondays
  • Mindfulness sessions
  • An outside gym is available on the main NNUH site
  • Wellbeing Training workshops run throughout the year, including Managing Stress & Anxiety in the Workplace  to help staff build up their wellbeing and resilience to stress in the workplace.
  • Wellness Days and Events- various free events take place throughout the year
  • Running and Walking groups
  • Fast Track Physiotherapy for NNUH staff
  • 24 hour Counselling and Support for both personal and professional issues
  • NNUH physical activity groups
  • Multi Faith prayer room
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Here at the NNUH we understand the benefits of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion to both our service users and staff.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion cannot be separated from our PRIDE values and behaviours, which recognise the important role  of our people in providing positive experiences for service users. For our workforce, the principle of ‘Know Your Staff’ (our compassionate and just approach to people management) is integral to leadership and embraces equality, diversity and inclusivity.

We are proud to have a Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic (BAME) Staff Network, a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, + (LGBT+) Staff Network and a Diverse Ability Staff Network. Our staff networks enable staff to play a vital role to play in making out hospital a better place to work and contribute to creating an even better staff and patient experience.

For more information or if you have an enquiry, please email us at

Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Leave
NNUH offers a variety of options to support families. This includes policies for maternity, paternity and adoption leave which are above the statutory minimum.

Onsite Nursery

NNUH is also home to Busy Bees, our on-site nursery for children aged between three months and five years. Nursery sessions run from 7am to 6:30pm and spaces are prioritised for hospital staff.

Busy Bees (NNUH site) 01603 507776 or email

Childcare vouchers

We have a voucher system, whereby part of your salary can be exchanged for childcare vouchers that can help pay for all forms of childcare. Childcare vouchers cover children up to 16 years of age.

The vouchers are exempt from National Insurance contributions and therefore represent a saving for employees who use them to pay for childcare.

Play schemes and groups

There are also play schemes that are available within two miles of the main hospital site

Childcare Providers

The following websites may be of use when seeking information regarding childcare and for lists of childcare providers: -or telephone 0344 800 8001 – or telephone 0845 608 0033 – or telephone 0345 045 5200

Working day

In a bid to keep the air around our hospital as green as possible we have several schemes designed to make the commute to work as easy and as cost effective as possible.

Cycle to work Scheme

We have teamed up with Cyclescheme Ltd to offer employees the opportunity to purchase Cycles via a Salary Sacrifice Scheme so they may be used to cycle to work.  This is part of the Government’s Green Transport Plan Initiative.

Free Park and Ride

We have a park and ride service which is completely free for all NNUH employers which runs at 15 minute intervals throughout the day.

Discounted Bus Travel

Local bus companies operate a number of services from the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and staff can take advantage of significantly discounted bus passes for both these services

Other Staff Benefits

  • Salary sacrifice lease car scheme
  • Salary sacrifice home electronics scheme
  • On site ensuite accommodation
  • Onsite Amazon lockers to send and receive parcels
Research & Development
We are incredibly proud to be a Trust with a strong history of conducting and leading research and the opportunities for career development this brings.

We collaborate with NHS Trusts across the region to support commercial research as we have excellent research facilities and equipment across both the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and UEA and a specific Clinical Research & Trials Unit.

We are very proud of our Stars of Research which aims to shine a spotlight on the many projects at the hospital that are looking to find new treatments and advances in patient care.

There are currently more than 300 research projects at NNUH covering many areas of medicine and more than 3,500 patients took part in clinical trials at the Trust last year.

This opens up many opportunities for colleagues to get involved with some of the most exciting developments happening in the UK.

People Focused