Benefits, rewards and wellbeing

When you join #TeamDemelza you become part of an organisation committed to the wellbeing and development of everyone who works for us. We offer a supportive environment, opportunities for career development and personal growth, the potential for flexible working, competitive salaries and generous holiday.

Here are all the benefits and rewards you’ll receive when you join #TeamDemelza

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Wellbeing events and support 

We want our hospices, offices and shops to be healthy workplaces, and employee wellbeing is central to this. Our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) offers a range of online benefits and services, a 24/7 emotional support helpline and telephone counselling service.

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Remain in NHS pension

If you are a member of the NHS pension scheme and have contributed in the last 12 months, you have the opportunity to remain in the scheme during your employment with Demelza. There are also options to join another pension scheme if you are not a member of the NHS pension scheme.

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Pension Scheme (Non NHS)

If you are not a member of the NHS Pension Scheme you will be automatically enrolled to the Demelza Pension scheme, following your first three months in post. We’ll match up to 7% with employer contributions and this account can be accessed online.

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Flexible working options

If you need to review your working pattern, let’s talk. At Demelza we will consider all requests in line with our Flexible Working Procedure.

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Leadership development programme

Our people, including line managers and registered nurses, can embark on our fantastic leadership development programme.

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Access to training and development opportunities

At Demelza we are committed to the ongoing learning, continuing personal and professional development and training of all our people.

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Pay enhancements for care unsocial hours

Care roles can include unsocial hours, and our pay enhancements reflect this.

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Generous holiday entitlement

Our people can enjoy a minimum of 28 days annual leave entitlement a year, which increases with length of service. 

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Annual volunteering day

Put your skills to good use by volunteering for another department at Demelza or an external good cause for the day.

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Death in service benefit

A death in service benefit of x3 an annual salary is available for non NHS pension members, from the first day of employment. 

Family friendly policies

Inclusive policies

Work life balance is important to Demelza and we strive for our policies to reflect this.

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Occupational sick pay scheme

Our people can have peace of mind, that whilst they recover, they will receive occupational sick pay.

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Free tea and coffee

We encourage our people to take unpaid regular breaks throughout the day with a complementary hot beverage if they wish.

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Staff social events

Meet with people from other teams at Demelza’s social events throughout the year. Be part of our emerging social committee to help support social events for the whole of #TeamDemelza.  

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Work in their shoes

Immerse yourself into a colleague’s role for the day and experience their workplace, tasks and duties. Work in their shoes creates opportunities to get to know other areas of the organisation and the fantastic people that make up #TeamDemelza.   

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Cycle2Work scheme

Make savings on the purchase of a new bike through the government salary sacrifice scheme. Tech schemes are also available.

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Eye care voucher scheme

Claim a free eye test, and a £49 contribution to glasses if needed for visual display unit (VDU) use, every two years.

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Free parking

Our people can park for free at Demelza’s sites in Sittingbourne, Kent and St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex.

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Lunch and learn

An informal social opportunity to share skills with colleagues over lunch and learn something new.

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Staff voice 

Express your views and let your voice be heard with Demelza’s staff voice email.

When you join #TeamDemelza you become part of an organisation committed to the wellbeing and development of everyone who works for us. We offer a supportive environment, opportunities for career development and personal growth, the potential for flexible working, competitive salaries and generous holiday.

Here are all the benefits and rewards you’ll receive when you join #TeamDemelza

Wellbeing events and support icon

Wellbeing events and support 

We want our hospices, offices and shops to be healthy workplaces, and employee wellbeing is central to this. Our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) offers a range of online benefits and services, a 24/7 emotional support helpline and telephone counselling service.

NHS pension icon (1)

Remain in NHS pension

If you are a member of the NHS pension scheme and have contributed in the last 12 months, you have the opportunity to remain in the scheme during your employment with Demelza. There are also options to join another pension scheme if you are not a member of the NHS pension scheme.

Pension scheme icon

Pension Scheme (Non NHS)

If you are not a member of the NHS Pension Scheme you will be automatically enrolled to the Demelza Pension scheme, following your first three months in post. We’ll match up to 7% with employer contributions and this account can be accessed online.

Flexible working icon

Flexible working options

If you need to review your working pattern, let’s talk. At Demelza we will consider all requests in line with our Flexible Working Procedure.

Leadership and development icon

Leadership development programme

Our people, including line managers and registered nurses, can embark on our fantastic leadership development programme.

Access to training and development icon

Access to training and development opportunities

At Demelza we are committed to the ongoing learning, continuing personal and professional development and training of all our people.

Unsocial hours icon

Pay enhancements for care unsocial hours

Care roles can include unsocial hours, and our pay enhancements reflect this.

Generous holiday icon

Generous holiday entitlement

Our people can enjoy a minimum of 28 days annual leave entitlement a year, which increases with length of service. 

Annual volunteering day icon

Annual volunteering day

Put your skills to good use by volunteering for another department at Demelza or an external good cause for the day.

Death in service icon

Death in service benefit

A death in service benefit of x3 an annual salary is available for non NHS pension members, from the first day of employment. 

Family friendly policies

Inclusive policies

Work life balance is important to Demelza and we strive for our policies to reflect this.

Occupational sick pay icon

Occupational sick pay scheme

Our people can have peace of mind, that whilst they recover, they will receive occupational sick pay.

Free tea and coffee icon

Free tea and coffee

We encourage our people to take unpaid regular breaks throughout the day with a complementary hot beverage if they wish.

Staff social events icon

Staff social events

Meet with people from other teams at Demelza’s social events throughout the year. Be part of our emerging social committee to help support social events for the whole of #TeamDemelza.  

Work in their shoes icon

Work in their shoes

Immerse yourself into a colleague’s role for the day and experience their workplace, tasks and duties. Work in their shoes creates opportunities to get to know other areas of the organisation and the fantastic people that make up #TeamDemelza.   

Cycle to work scheme icon

Cycle2Work scheme

Make savings on the purchase of a new bike through the government salary sacrifice scheme. Tech schemes are also available.

Eye care icon

Eye care voucher scheme

Claim a free eye test, and a £49 contribution to glasses if needed for visual display unit (VDU) use, every two years.

Free parking icon

Free parking

Our people can park for free at Demelza’s sites in Sittingbourne, Kent and St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex.

Lunch and learn icon

Lunch and learn

An informal social opportunity to share skills with colleagues over lunch and learn something new.

Staff voice icon

Staff voice 

Express your views and let your voice be heard with Demelza’s staff voice email.

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