Why join us - A to Z

We offer not only a rewarding career, but also a range of benefits as part of our reward package including:

A – Affordable Accommodation

Affordable rental accommodation is available in a 30 room hostel, 7 two bedroom flats and 4 three bedroom family houses on a new housing estate in Croydon. All accommodation is available on shorthold tenancy agreements.   

A - Annual Leave

Generous annual leave entitlement above the statutory minimum subject to qualifying length of service within the NHS.

B - Benefits

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and have achieved Practice Plus status. This means that we are fully committed
to improving the working lives of our staff and underpins this with policies, schemes, benefits and services.

C - Childcare and caring for your family

The Trust is committed to help staff gain access to childcare.  Options include access to an on-site nursery, Computershare voucher scheme to help with costs and access to other family services in Croydon.

C - Counselling

We offer a counselling service for all members of staff including temporary bank workers and volunteers.

C - Chaplaincy

The Chaplaincy team provides support for staff as well as patients and visitors of all faiths and none.

C - Celebrating success

The Trust is committed to celebrating the success of our staff and recognises this through our Trust Recognition Scheme with an Croydon Star annual awards ceremony

D - Discounts

NHS Discounts offer a range of discounted products and services available to all NHS employees.

E- Equality and diversity

We are fully committed to embracing diversity and delivering equality of opportunity for all employees and service users.

F- Flexible working

We offer a range of flexible working arrangements to help staff balance their home and working life.

G - Gym

We have an on site Gym Facility available at affordable rates to encourage staff to remain fit and healthy. We have also negotiated staff discounts on corporate membership fees with two health clubs in the area.

H - Healthcare

A variety of services are available to help keep staff fit and healthy including:

  • Chiropodist Service - available in the Chiropody Clinic on Mondays and Fridays.  
  • Staff Dental Services - a weekly clinic.  
  • Pharmacy Prescriptions - staff benefit from a 10% discount on pharmaceutical medicines

I - Integration

As an integrated care organisation there are many opportunities for staff development.

J - Job vacancies

All our vacancies are advertised on the CHS jobs website xxx.

K - Key worker living scheme

Affordable housing options are available to certain staff groups within the NHS who may be eligible for assistance to either rent or purchase property under the key worker living scheme.

L - Leave

Generous leave allowances including – Adoption, Carers, Domestic, Maternity & Paternity.

L - Library Service

Croydon Health Services Library in the Post Graduate Medical Centre is available to all staff.

L- Long Service Awards

We recognise long service in the NHS. Staff who qualify for long service awards are invited to attend the annual awards ceremony.

M - Main entrance

Croydon University hospital main entrance has a shopping area which includes Marks and Spencer, clothes shop and coffee shop.

N - Nursery on site

The Co-operative provides nursery places for staff. It cares for 65 children between the ages of 3 months and 5 years in a secure environment that encourages learning and development.  

O - Occupational health service

The Occupational Health Service is a confidential independent advisory service for all staff. Its promotes, maintains and improves the physical and mental well-being of all employees.

P - Pension Scheme

All staff are eligible to join the NHS Pension Scheme. 

P - Professional Development

We support the continuing learning and development of all of our employees to ensure they maintain and develop the knowledge and skills they require to meet the needs of their job and the service and to ensure that they participate in professional development as part of maintaining our commitment to ensuring the delivery of safe and high quality patient care.

Q - Quality

In the most recent annual health-check by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) the Trust was rated "good" for being both caring and effective.

R - Respect@Work

We recognise the importance of offering support to employees who experience or witness harassment or bullying. Staff can speak to trained Respect@Work advisors in confidence to seek advice.

R - Restaurant/Cafe

The main restaurant (Oasis) and PGMC cafe are open to staff for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They offer  a wide selection of food and drink throughout the day including cooked breakfasts, deli baguettes, salad bar and traditional favourites.

R - Recruitment

Our aim is to be a local employer of choice and a place where our staff are proud to work.

S - Season ticket loans

All substantive staff with at least three months service are eligible for an advance of salary to purchase an annual season ticket for public transport travel to and from work.  

S - Staff survey

The Trust takes part in the national survey every year so we can continue to improve the working conditions for all our employees.

S - Staff Recognition Scheme

To support our key focus on meeting our five promises to the people of Croydon we have a recognition scheme which awards staff in a number of different categories.

S - Staff engagement

Our Listening into Action programme empowers and encourages staff to make improvements to patient care.

T - Training & Development

We are committed to the personal development of all our staff, and offer several training courses to advance their learning. Staff undertake statutory and mandatory training, and as part of the annual appraisal process, discuss and agree a personal development plan for the year.

U - Unions

Staff are supported if they wish to belong to an appropriate trade union or professional association. Membership is not a condition of service, but participation has always been encouraged.

V - Volunteers

We have more than 400 volunteers across the Trust. This means that patients and visitors get a chance to see a friendly face around the hospital. They always have time for a chat.

V - VDU users

As we use vast amounts of technology, we offer free eye sight tests to staff who use computer screens. 

W - Workforce Development

Education, training and development of our staff are central to the Trust’s ability to provide high quality healthcare services. We believe it is important to support the continuing learning and development of all our employees.

W - Work-life balance

We recognise the value that work-life balance can have for employees enabling them to balance personal interests, family/carer responsibilities and work more effectively. We also recognise that work-life balance is important for good health and well being.

W - Well-being

We offer on-site activities of yoga and slimming world classes.

X - (X) external courses funding available

Financial support for learning and development provided externally is available to all staff. 

Y -Yoga

Y for a weekly lunchtime staff yoga session.


Staff can get some well earned sleep in our brand new accommodation for health workers. All the accommodation is available on short hold tenancy agreements.