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Flexible working


Getting the right.... balance between work and homelife is important

Our staff are currently taking advantage of a large range of flexible working opportunities including:

All staff benefit from a generous NHS annual leave entitlement.  When you start working for the NHS, you will receive the following days annual leave allowance (pro-rata for part-timers), plus bank holidays:

  • 27 days when you start

    At Wye Valley NHS Trust we hold no probationary periods on our new posts

  • 29 days after five years’ service
  • 33 days after ten years’ service
  • Part-time working

We offer part time and flexible working hours to support your worklife balance including permanent roles, fixed term roles with no minimal shift hour requirement, you can also join our Bank team or our in-house apple agency.

  • Job sharing

A full time workload, if carefully organised, can be shared between two or more people.

  • Short-term, part- time working

Staff members can voluntarily reduce their working hours for a temporary period usually to enable them to manage caring or other personal commitments for a period up to twelve months.

  • Part-time hours prior to retirement

A reduction in hours or responsibilities to 'wind down'. 

  • Compressed hours

Employees work their contracted hours over a shorter period than normal practice e.g. working nine long days a fortnight instead of ten.

  • Term time (or part year) working

Allows employees to work only during term times and have school holidays off and we also offer unpaid employment breaks (career breaks).  We are currently offering career breaks to existing staff members on a case by case basis.

  • Home working

Usually project or admin based work at home combined with normal place of work duties.

  • Flexitime

Allows employees to choose (within an agreed limit) their start and finish time as long as the needs of the service can be met and the contractual obligations are being met.

  • Time off in lieu (TOIL)

Employees may take time off to compensate for any extra hours worked, in agreement with their line manager. 

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