Why work for us?
We are proud of the good reputation
Poole Hospital enjoys within the local community, both as a
provider of first-class health care services and as a major
We consistently feature within the top twenty
per cent in both national patient and staff satisfaction surveys.
Poole Hospital has also been voted as one of the top 100 hospitals
to work for by the Nursing Times and was named the best hospital
for patient experience in the 2010 Healthcare Excellence &
Poole isn't just a great place to work
- it's also a fabulous place to live.
Poole Hospital is situated across the road
from Poole Park and close to the town centre, within walking
distance of the bus and train station. Several of the hospital’s
wards enjoy picturesque views across Poole Harbour, the second
largest natural harbour in the world.
Poole boasts a bustling quay and some of
the best beaches in England providing a range of water sports
activities. From Poole there is easy access to the Dorset
countryside, renowned for its areas of outstanding natural beauty
and the spectacular Jurassic Coast, ideal for sports and outdoor
Our town centre location means that we are
conveniently situated for public transport. The bus and mainline
train stations are both within easy walking distance, as are the
Lighthouse Arts Centre, Poole Park and high street shops.
Click here to visit the
Poole Tourism website
Your package with us includes a lot more than
just your pay. Below are a few of the additional benefits that are
available to you as an employee:
NHS Pensions Scheme
On joining the NHS, all employees aged between 16 and 75 can sign
up to the NHS Pension Scheme. The final salary scheme offers an
excellent package including life assurance and early retirement
Click here to view the NHS Pensions
Flexible working options
Our staff are encouraged to maintain a good
work-life balance, which we support by providing a range of
flexible working patterns subject to the needs of the service.
Trust staff are able to take advantage of a discount
of the nearby Tops Day Nursery, located a few minutes from the
hospital on Denmark Lane. The nursery offers flexible childcare
arrangements and is open Monday to Friday 6am-8pm, including bank
holidays. It caters for children from three months old up to
pre-school age, and children aged five-11 years-old in the Mini
Beasts Play Club. Tops also provides a baby-sitting service and
emergency childcare if usual arrangements breakdown.
Click here to visit the Tops Day Nurseries
Generous annual leave
Annual leave entitlement starts at 27 days a
year (for full time workers) plus bank/public holidays, and
increases to 29 days after five years service and 33 days after 10
years service. Part-time members of staff receive leave calculated
on a pro-rata basis, based on their hours of work.
Staff benefits scheme
Staff have access to our employee salary
sacrifice scheme, which allows staff to make savings in a
range of areas. Payments are made before tax is deducted
from your salary, meaning you can make savings of around 20-40%.
Currently, the scheme includes:
- Childcare vouchers
- Car-parking permits
- Car leasing
- Professional subscriptions
Staff working within the NHS will receive discounts
at high street and online retails, and discounts on other services,
via Health Service Discounts. The Trust has also
negotiated a range of discounts with local businesses to provide
staff with discounts and offers, including money off in
local restaurants, hair salons and fitness centres.
Click here to visit the Health Service Discounts
Subsidised rates in the hospital
The Dolphin Restaurant is open from 7am-8.30pm
Monday to Friday and 7.15am-8.30pm Saturday and Sunday. It offers a
full range of hot and cold meals, which are subsidised by the Trust
for hospital staff.
Poole Hospital has a range of residential
accommodation options suitable for individuals and families, which
staff members are eligible to apply for.
Click here to
find out more about staff
The Trust believes that investing in staff
training and encouraging personal development allows us to achieve
the high level of care we deliver for patients.
We are committed to supporting the education
of staff in all professions and at all levels across the trust,
through in-house classroom based training and via e-learning.
We provide in-house training around clinical
skills and support staff who register for vocational diplomas. We
also work with external organisations to provide staff with access
to continuing professional development courses and management and
The trust’s human resources and occupational
health departments work in partnership with consultants Validium,
to provide support to our staff. Staff have access to a 24-hour
helpline, and can access counselling services, legal advice,
support on family and childcare issues and much more. We also have
an occupational health department offering support to staff in a
range of ways, and robust policies and procedures in place to
support our workforce.
Click here to
find out more about employee support