Key to the success of NHS Grampian is a continued commitment to partnership working which is based on openness and honesty and whereby staff at all levels and their representatives are involved in developing and implementing all decisions and policies which affect their working lives.
It is recognised that every individual has the right to be treated with dignity and respect in all aspects of their life including time spent in work.
Our Dignity at Work Policy aims to maintain a working environment which, is free from victimisation, bullying and harassment and to provide support for victims.
In the spirit of promoting flexibility and work life balance, we have a range of policies designed to meet the needs of a changing workforce. These include Maternity, Paternity, Parental, Adoption, Special and Compassionate leave.
We are committed to flexible forms of working for staff and many initiatives have been introduced to assist staff in term time working, job share etc.
Excellent childcare facilities are available over several hospital sites in Aberdeen and Elgin for which staff are eligible to apply for a place. Some nurseries also operate playschemes during school holidays.
All nurseries offer excellent, reasonably priced childcare in a caring, secure and stimulating environment.
The NHS Pension Scheme is recognised as one of the most secure schemes in the country and it is an important and valuable asset for NHS staff.
As a member, you will benefit from a pension and lump sum when you retire, life assurance cover, premature and ill health retirement benefits and redundancy and family benefits.
NHS Grampian operates a discount scheme in conjunction with local and national companies on a wide range of purchases and services.
Our on-site Occupational Health Service promotes the health of all staff and provides a professional, high quality and confidential advisory service, which includes pre-employment health screening, rehabilitation and returning to work, counselling services and advice on weight loss/smoking cessation.
We know that a culture of continuous learning and improvement underpins high quality patient care. Learning never stops and NHS Grampian is committed to the personal and professional development of its entire staff to ensure that is has a workforce which is fit for the future.
We offer a wide range of opportunities and methods and staff are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning in order to be effective in their role and maintain confidence and competence in responding to clinical practice and technology.
We provide generous holiday entitlement. On appointment staff are awarded 27 days and 8 public holidays. After 5 years service this rises to 29 days and 8 public holidays then after 10 year service rising to 33 days and 8 public holiday. This is pro rata for part-time staff. (This applies to the majority of staff but excludes medical and dental staff who are awarded different annual leave entitlement).
Grampian Credit Union is a savings and loans co-operative, offering unique staff benefits for NHSG employees. They have over 1,500 active members and welcome our staff to join and take advantage of their services. To find out more click on