As one of the largest employers across Bradford district and Craven, we want to give you the best reward offer that we can.

We provide a fantastic range of benefits and wellbeing support.   These range from flexible working and childcare support, to discounted gym membership, cycle to work schemes and financial wellbeing support.

Find out what’s on offer to all our staff by clicking on the links below.

Childcare support Click to Toggle

The Childcare Support Service is available to all NHS employees across Bradford and Craven, offering a one stop service for all your childcare needs.

Whether you are expecting a new baby, your children are about to start school, or you are looking for support with your teen, the Childcare Support team can help.

Support includes:

  • Maternity/paternity workshops.
  • Peer support groups.
  • New parent support.
  • Breastfeeding support.
  • One to one support and signposting.
  • On-site nurseries (Lynfield Mount and Airedale Hospital.)
  • Finding and funding childcare.
  • Support for teens.
  • Baby massage.
  • Family health.
  • Pregnancy and infant loss.
  • Signposting.
  • Family savings and discounts.

For further information visit:

Telephone: 07885 984268


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Staff health and well-being Click to Toggle

We always support and encourage staff improve health and well-being. It’s important we look after our own health and well-being to deliver the best services possible to service users/patients and carers.

We offer a range of support around well-being. This includes an occupational health service, in-house physiotherapy, exercise classes, back care workshops, discounts to gyms and fitness including access to an NHS gym, and an employee assistance programme where you can access advice and support about a range of issues.

We also provide free access to a well-being website and app where you can monitor your well-being and fitness and set goals for improvement.

Flexible working Click to Toggle

We offer flexible working to staff across our organisation to support improving work-life balance.

Work-life balance is about achieving a balance between work requirements and life outside work to the mutual benefit of both the member of staff and the Trust.

There are a range of flexible working options available including:

  • Formal flexi scheme.
  • Part-time working.
  • Job share.
  • Compressed hours.
  • Nine day fortnight/four day week.
  • Term time only.
  • Annualised hours.
  • Career break.
  • Working from home.
  • Voluntary reduced hours.
  • Flexible retirement.

Staff gyms Click to Toggle

One of the great benefits of working for us is that you can have full use of the two gyms which are situated at Bradford Royal Infirmary (BRI) and St Luke’s Hospital.

When you join the gym, you will benefit from a full induction and health screening, advice on training and a personal programme to follow if desired. Instructors are on hand as much as possible to give you help along the way.

Employees who become a member of the gym can also take advantage of a further bonus of sharing the BRI gym by having a family member join as your guest (certain conditions apply and places are limited).

Additionally, we have joined up with local gyms which are offering a reduced rate to our staff:

  • Hollins Hall
  • Greens Health Club
  • Nuffield Health Club

Salary sacrifice schemes Click to Toggle

We offer a number of salary sacrifice schemes including childcare vouchers and a lease car scheme.

We also run a Cycle to Work scheme. You can hire a bicycle by sacrificing an amount of your salary which will be free from National Insurance and Tax contributions. It will save you money and helps you to keep fit.


Better Lives and Bradford Hospitals Charity staff lottery Click to Toggle

The lottery is run between our own Better Lives Charity and Bradford Teaching Charity.

Monthly prizes include cash of up to £500 with an additional £2500 to be won up to four times over the year.

NHS discount scheme Click to Toggle

A range of fantastic discounts are available exclusively to staff that work within the NHS.

NHS discounts is a website created for those working in the NHS. On registration you will gain access to discounts with a range of suppliers including; PC World, WH Smith, Thomas Cook, Curry’s and many more. Additionally, there are monthly competitions, news and many more offers.

Visit for further information.


NHS Pension Scheme Click to Toggle

The NHS Pension Scheme gives you pension benefits based on your earnings over your career. It also allows you to receive tax relief on your contributions, within certain limits, when you retire.

The Trust will also make financial contributions towards your pension. You can find out more about the scheme at


Holidays Click to Toggle

You will receive generous holiday entitlements. The amount of annual leave you receive on appointment is 27 days plus 8 Bank Holidays, rising to 29 + 8 after five years’ services and 33 + 8 after ten years’ service. Annual leave entitlements are reduced proportionally for staff who do not work full-time.


Training and development Click to Toggle

We are committed to ensuring that all staff receive the right training and development to help deliver excellent services to the people of Bradford and Craven. We offer a wide range of learning and development opportunities.


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