University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to offer you a package of flexible benefits in addition to salary, NHS pension, annual leave and retirement options. 

We have included a snapshot below of all the key benefits you could be entitled to as a member of UHBW, which we have grouped into five categories below.

Health and Wellbeing 

Workplace Wellbeing

The Workplace Wellbeing offer is a free, confidential package of support that anyone from UHBW can access:

Yoga, running, singing, and more: Regular yoga sessions delivered by our Workplace Wellbeing Nurse; Trust Running Club; UHBW Choir.

Health Checks: 1:1 health check; Menopause 1:1 Check-in; Smoking guidance; Men’s health MOT.

Physio Direct: fast-access physiotherapy support provided by Avon Partnership Occupational Health Service.

Health Assured: 24/7 confidential in-the-moment support from accredited counsellors; 1:1 therapeutic support sessions; confidential support on a range of topics including finances, relationships, bullying, manager support, and other lifestyle concerns.

1:1 Check-in: you can access a free, confidential 1:1 check-in appointment with one of the UHBW Clinical Psychologists. They can listen and explore evidence based strategies for managing difficult thoughts and feelings and, if needed, signpost you on to sources of further support.

Self-care guides: available for all employees, covering common issues identified by colleagues at UHBW. Topics include sleep, self-awareness, menopause, bullying, and grief.

eLearning Programme: we have created an in-house eLearning programme with three modules which talk through the basics of self-care, accessing support, and learning how to better manage stress.

Library and Knowledge Service: the libraries at Bristol and Weston are both a place of learning a quiet space to take a break away from everything. They have a large stock of wellbeing related books.

Wellbeing Advocate Network

The purpose of the Workplace Wellbeing Advocate (voluntary role) is to help communicate wellbeing options at the Trust, promoting healthy lifestyles and positive mental wellbeing.

Advocates are encouraged to put workplace wellbeing on their team meeting agenda and to update local colleagues of all workplace wellbeing activities. The Trust Workplace Wellbeing team will provide information and promotional materials as and when new initiatives become available and will offer each advocate continuous support, peer networking and learning opportunities.

The Workplace Wellbeing Advocate is a voluntary role undertaken at the manager’s discretion. The functions and actions do not replace the individual responsibilities as set out in the job description and other form of delegation.

Financial Support

Blue Light Card

Blue Light Card provides those in the NHS, emergency services, social care sector and armed forces with discounts online and in-store. Blue Light Card also works with small and large companies across the UK to get involved in supporting the Blue Light community through offering our members discounts through Blue Light Card.

UHBW Library Knowledge Service

The Trust Library and Knowledge Service stock a wide range of health and wellbeing books to promote colleague wellbeing including titles relating to money management.


Track, manage and access your wages

Integrating with NHS Electronic Staff Record, Wagestream gives insights into how much you have earned so far in a month, allows you to pre-arrange savings and even lets you access a percentage of your wages before payday for a small administration cost of £1.75.

We hope that through Wagestream, colleagues will be afforded more confidence in their finances and a chance to deal with any unexpected bills or costs that may arise during the month and that cannot wait for payday.

Wagestream BankPay

Wagestream BankPay

Available now to all monthly paid colleagues is Wagestream BankPay – work today, get paid tomorrow.

This is an additional iteration of Wagestream that can be accessed by switching to your bank assignment in the app, and allows colleagues to get paid for their day’s work the same day they finish their shift* at any time between paydays.

Health Service Discounts

Whether you’re giving your all on the frontline or in the back office, if you work in healthcare you can save with our huge range of NHS & healthcare discounts, money-saving deals and vouchers, including travel and holiday deals, top fashion discounts, money off electricals and homeware, through to deals on mobile phones, utilities, and an exclusive cashback card.

Your hard work should be rewarded. We’re here to make sure you are.

Professional Development


Apprenticeships are a great way to learn and earn on the job. UH Bristol and Weston provides a range of apprenticeships to support a huge number of career opportunities in clinical and non-clinical support services with apprenticeships starting at level 2 continuing through to level 7.  As an organisation we encourage further development of all employees to progress upward within their chosen field.

Leading Together

‘Leading Together’, the leadership, management and coaching framework offer for UHBW provides our employees with programmes to support personal development and career progression at all levels. Our leadership development recognises that a Compassionate and Inclusive approach leads to better employee experience and healthcare outcomes for our patients. The Leadership, Management and Coaching team can support with Team Development, coaching and mentoring opportunities and signpost national and regional leadership development offers.

Clinical Support

Practice Development Team

The Practice Development Team provide a service dedicated to supporting clinical care excellence and quality training for clinical staff. The team provide training in clinical nursing skills and clinical skills for healthcare support workers. The Health care support workers team also provide a dedicated Induction program to support healthcare support workers in developing the competencies required for their role. They deliver the teaching and support to enable new staff to complete the Care Certificate.

Violence and Aggression Training

Prevention and management of Violence and Aggression (PMVA) – The Education Department leads the PMVA agenda through provision of training, now having three trainers accredited to a level recognised by BILD and the Restraint Reduction Network (RRN) standards. Corporate Education also provides input to Trust PMVA policies, particularly in sections related to training. Retraint training is the ultimate level of PMVA training required for some staff, but all staff can benefit from avoidance and de-escalation strategies, also now taught through education trainers.

Nursing Preceptorship

The preceptroship offer is available to all newly qualified Nurses, Nursing Associates and Allied Health Professionals and is delivered as a multi professional programme which is accrediated by NHS England. The aim of the programme is to provide a structured programme that supports newly qualified practitioners as they make their transition into their first year of registered pracitce. The programme is delivered as a blended learning programme, which inlcudes online learning modules, practice based learning, six progress days aligned to the core concepts within the preceptorship programme, inlcuding an introduction to quality improvement.

Simulation Centre

Simulation education is an innovative, interactive education opportunity available to all staff and patients, across every role, background, profession, speciality and discipline within UHBW. Simulation Services team co-ordinate many different education programmes to support individual staff development, team roles, clinical and non-clinical guidelines and work with departments to meet the needs of staff and patients in an innovative and engaging way.


Flexible Working

UHBW Agile Working Policy

We are committed to supporting you by offering a range of flexible working arrangements to help you balance the demands of work and home life.

Our People Strategy outlines our ambition that together we will make UHBW the best place to work. We seek to encourage conversations about working flexibly and to create a culture where flexible working options are available to all.

Looking at the results from the most recent NHS Staff Survey staff told us we need to do more for staff to help balance home and work life.

UHBW Staff Bank

The UHBW Bank is an integral part of our hospitals and recognises that people often want to work flexible days and hours. Working on the Bank helps to support our wards and deliver high standards of care to our patients. UHBW Bank is available for people that are looking for development opportunities and flexible working patterns so they can create a career that works for them.

At UHBW Bank we employ a variety of staff groups, from Nurses, Porters, Clerical staff and Cleaners, medical and dental and support services. There’s a role for everyone at UHBW Bank. 

Our jobs are listed on the UHBW careers page, and you can apply via the roles and links. Once you have submitted an application, you may then be shortlisted and offered and interview, either face to face or via an online platform.

Once on UHBW Bank you can look for work from home, using our on-line booking system. The benefit of this is if you want to work tomorrow, next week or next month you can simply look for shifts regardless if it’s in the middle of the night or during the day – our systems are ready and waiting to help you find work at the time that suits you!


Support for Employees

Staff Networks

We recognise that the passionate and dedicated people who work for us are our greatest asset. Staff networks offer a safe place for under-represented and disadvantaged individuals or groups to come together and share experiences, discuss and support career and personal development opportunities and also help change organisational culture to be more inclusive.

  • ABLE+ Staff Network
  • LGBTQIA+ Staff Network
  • Women’s Staff Network
  • Race Equality and Inclusion Staff Network

Our staff networks are available for all employees to join and become a part of an inclusive network.

Recognising Success

The annual awards play a key role in the annual recognition cycle and should be a celebration of our people, teams, and services, sharing our success and achievements together. Taking pride and celebrating our expertise and hard work is crucial in individuals’, teams, and services feeling valued and respected by their colleagues and organisation.

A celebration event is held in April each year in recognition of the anniversary of the creation of UHBW. The event celebrates both the recognition awards and those colleagues who have reached their career milestones of 30/40/50 years’ continuous NHS service.

Recognising and Appreciating you

Recognition of our colleagues at work is an important part of growing an organisation where all colleagues feel valued and recognised for their contribution, taking pride in our achievements, whilst providing an opportunity to acknowledge the success and achievements of others. Recognition extends from the morning greeting ‘hello’, to recognising milestone service and retirement contributions.