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Achieving the right work/life balance is a key part of the HEE benefits package

Read some of the great benefits we have on offer to staff at HEE.


Rates of pay within HEE are agreed between NHS Management and Trade Unions and form part of the national Agenda for Change Terms and Conditions. Separate nationally agreed terms and conditions of employment are in place for medical and dental staff.

Annual Leave

On joining the NHS family, you will receive 27 days leave plus bank holidays (pro rata) per year.  This increases to 29 days plus bank holidays (pro rata) after 5 years and 33 days plus bank holidays (pro rata) after 10 years. The taking of annual leave is important to all staff in achieving the right work/life balance and is a key part of the HEE benefits package.

Find out more about Agenda for Change Terms and Conditions

Pension Scheme

Find out more about the NHS Pensions scheme.

Flexible Working Options

HEE recognises that flexible working options in both hours and leave are important to staff in maintaining an appropriate work/life balance, and in effective recruitment and retention.  There are numerous options available within HEE, but some of the most common are as follows:

  • Job share
  • Part time
  • Condensed hours e.g. 9 day fortnight / 4 day week

Special Leave

In some cases further leave may be requested by staff for particular circumstances.  Examples are as follows:

  • Carer leave
  • Maternity leave
  • Paternity leave
  • Adoption leave
  • Career break  

HEE Childcare Voucher Scheme

The Scheme is open to all employees of HEE.  You can sacrifice up to a maximum of £243 in vouchers (subject to your individual tax threshold) from your gross salary each month.  You will pay less PAYE and National Insurance contributions as a result to pay for registered or approved childcare, nursery or nanny fees, childminder charges, before or after school fees etc.

HEE Cycle Scheme

If 50% of the bike’s use in on travel to and from work, you can loan a bike and accessories (up to the value of £1000) from HEE with no upfront payment.  The monthly cost of loaning the bike is deducted from your salary over a 12 month period.

HEE Eyecare Voucher Scheme

All HEE staff members whose role involves significant periods working with display screen equipment are eligible for a free eye test. Where spectacles are found to be needed for VDU usage, financial support will also be provided to help in the purchase of spectacles.

HEE Recreational Association Scheme

For a monthly subscription of £1.99 deducted from salary, this scheme offers all HEE staff:

  • Discounts on cinema tickets, theme park and attraction tickets
  • Discounts on UK family holidays
  • Discounts on family days out in the school summer holidays 
  • Free membership to English Heritage
  • A programme of national and regional sports and leisure activities and offers.

Visit the HASSRA website for more information.

HEE Salary Deduction Car Scheme

Looking for a new car at a competitive price?  This scheme offers all HEE employees (subject to contractual status) the opportunity to take any vehicle of their choice and make payments via salary deduction each month for a period of 24 or 36 months.  The monthly cost quoted

includes full maintenance and insurance of the vehicle and has an option to purchase the vehicle at the end of the agreement period.

HEE Season Ticket Loan Scheme

This scheme is designed to enable employees to spread the cost of purchasing tickets for travel to and from work. Employees therefore benefit from reduced journey costs without having to make a large financial outlay.

HEE Healthcare Scheme

This scheme pays tax free cash back on a range of everyday health care costs including dental treatment, prescription charges, glasses, contact lenses and physiotherapy. It also gives access to a 24-hour confidential helpline to help support your wellbeing.



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