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If you’re considering working at Leicester’s Hospitals, you can look forward to a supportive team atmosphere surrounded by the wider Trust family – and a vibrant community. Join a great team Creating an environment where patients choose to come for care and where staff want to work is important to us. We do all we […]

If you’re considering working at Leicester’s Hospitals, you can look forward to a supportive team atmosphere surrounded by the wider Trust family – and a vibrant community.

Join a great team

Creating an environment where patients choose to come for care and where staff want to work is important to us.

We do all we can to help our staff strike the right balance between their work and personal lives, such as actively promoting a range of working hours options including part-time hours, job share, annualised hours, term-time contracts, flexible retirement, self-rostering, and bank only contracts. We also support our staff with breaks when they’re needed, such as maternity and paternity leave, adoption leave, career breaks, sabbaticals, study leave, compassionate leave, carer leave, and annual leave.

We also offer career paths, education and development to help our staff grow with us, gaining new experiences, skills and expertise that they can take forward into the future.

The occupational health services at each of our hospitals help promote staff health and wellbeing, and counselling services are available through Amica.

With the exception of very senior managers and medical and dental staff, all of our staff are paid on National Agenda for Change terms and conditions. Find out more on the NHS Employers website.

Find out more here about how we go the extra mile to make our Trust a great place to work.

Be part of the wider Trust family

Like any family, we recognise and celebrate each other’s achievements.

Each year we hold our ‘Caring at its Best’ awards for staff, with the winners chosen by a panel including the Leicester Mercury and representatives from our community.

As a teaching trust we also recognise that continuous learning and development at all levels makes a significant contribution to improvements in patient care. Our annual Learning and Development Awards recognise the great achievements of Trust staff and colleagues from partner organisations.

Vibrant communities and great places to live

Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are vibrant, diverse and welcoming places to live, from the modern, bustling city to ‘picture postcard’ villages.

A thriving multicultural city

Leicester has recently undergone an exciting £3 billion regeneration programme and the Highcross Centre is now home to over 100 shops including a flagship John Lewis and big name designers.

St Martin’s Square and a number of arcades house a range of independent and regional retailers and the famous city centre covered market is the largest in Europe. The Golden Mile on Belgrave Road has the largest concentration of Indian jewellery shops outside India.

The city offers an amazing chance to join many different cultural celebrations, including the UK’s largest celebration of Diwali and its second biggest Caribbean Carnival.

Feed your imagination

You can take your tastebuds on a gastronomic journey around Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland with award-winning chefs, city restaurants, rural country pubs, contemporary gastropubs and country tea rooms. The nightlife and entertainment scene also includes:

Getting out and about

With Leicester City Football Club’s 2016 triumph in the Premier League, Leicester is building a great sporting reputation. Other teams drawing the crowds include:

National hunt and flat horse racing are available at Leicester Racecourse and there are more than 30 golf courses.

The county is crisscrossed by footpaths, cycle trails and canals. Outdoor attractions include the National and Charnwood Forests, Bradgate Park, Beacon Hill and Swithland Wood, a number of stately homes and Rutland Water.

The strong transport infrastructure also means that you are never far from other destinations in the UK or even abroad.

Find out more at Visit Leicester and Discover Rutland.

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