Supporting you

We are doing a lot to improve the working lives of our staff, including helping employees to stay healthy; flexible working that promotes a sensible balance between home and working life; and a commitment to equal opportunities.

We want you to do well in your work and enjoy what you do.  We are committed to your development and helping you achieve your career aspirations

Balancing life and work

At NELFT, we understand the importance of supporting our staff to achieve a balance between their personal and working lives.  Our ‘Agile’ working model is having a huge positive impact on enabling staff to work flexibly; and our Flexible Working policy enables staff to formally request changes to their working patterns to support changes in their personal lives.

Occupational Health Service

All staff have access to the NELFT’s Occupational Health Service, provided by Optima Health who are the UK’s largest independent occupational health provider.  The Occupational Health Team is a multi-disciplinary team made up of Nurse Advisors, Physicians, Counsellors and Therapists.  They aim to provide a professional, confidential and impartial service, with an emphasis on health promotion and safe practice to all staff.  Services provided are: Health screening and Immunisations; Workplace Assessment; Long Term Sickness advice and support; Lifestyle Screening; and Counselling.

Health and Safety

NELFT has a dedicated Health and Safety Team that provide advice and support on a wide range of health and safety issues in the workplace.

Professional and career development

We strongly believe in supporting all staff to develop and grow. We have a strong professional development and lifelong learning ethos, linked to a commitment to clinical supervision and appraisal processes.

Staff recognition initiatives

make a difference

The 'Make a Difference' staff recognition scheme recognises our staff who go the extra mile in their roles.  Individuals and teams are nominated by colleagues, service users and carers.