Staff benefits

We value our employees and work hard to maintain an environment where our staff can thrive.

Here are some of the benefits available to our staff:

Staff discounts

As an NHS employee there are a variety of discounts you can access, please visit the following websites for details:

If you use an Arriva bus to travel to and from work you can get great value ticket discounts giving you unlimited bus travel. You can apply in a few easy steps by visiting


The NHS Pension Scheme is one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK. Every new employee automatically becomes a member and you will get an excellent package of pension benefits.

Find out more about NHS pensions

Flexible working

We offer flexible working wherever possible, options include:

  • term-time only contracts
  • part-time working
  • condensed hours
  • annualised hours
  • career breaks
  • Flexible/sessional contracts
  • Flexible retirement

For more information, please speak with your line manager or HR Advisory Team.

Long service awards

We look to formally acknowledge and recognise the contribution and loyalty of our staff who have given 25 continuous years of service to the NHS.

The award is in the form of high street retail vouchers for a total value of £100 or £100 towards a celebration party with work colleagues.

Retirement vouchers

For those staff who are retiring after 25 continuous years of service to the NHS have the choice of a £100 towards a celebration party with work colleagues or the option of gift vouchers for a total value of £100 to thank them for their loyalty and contribution to the service.

Oxford Health libraries

Working for Oxford Health offers excellent opportunities for learning and development with access to our high-quality knowledge and library services.

Staff and students have access to the full range of services whether they are based at one the Trust’s 100+ sites in Buckinghamshire, Bath, North East Somerset, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire or working from home.


Staff accommodation

The trust provides affordable and convenient accommodation in Oxford at the Littlemore Mental Health Centre and Warneford Hospital. The accommodation gives employees the ability to rent a range of properties at low cost on a short to medium term basis; such as single room, single en-suite rooms and one bedroom flats.

The trust accommodation comprises of different rental amounts dependant on the
property being rented and the type of tenancy being issued, which makes it flexible for staff to choose the right accommodation for their needs.

Key worker housing

A2 Dominion have a range of short-term rental accommodation in and around Oxford and Banbury, suitable for staff working within the NHS.

Contact A2 Dominion for more information.

Help to buy

The Government has created the Help to Buy Scheme to help people take steps to buy their own home.

Help to Buy makes it possible to get on the property ladder and move up it by buying a new-build or existing home priced up to £600,000 with as little as a 5% deposit.

For more information and details of other housing options, such as Shared Ownership and Right to Buy, visit

Homeshare Oxford from AgeUK

Homeshare Oxford carefully matches people who are looking for low-cost accommodation with older people who need practical help, companionship or a reassuring presence in the home.

A £200 monthly fee is payable to Homeshare Oxford and up to 10 hours a week of help or companionship is given to the Householder, plus a contribution to bills.


Cycle to work

The Cycle to Work scheme is an excellent way to loan a top of the range bike whilst saving up to 48% off the typical retail price. You will be loaned a bicycle and in return agree to a monthly reduction in your gross salary (a salary sacrifice) for the use of the bicycle during the loan period.

The loan period lasts for 12 months, and at the end of the term you will be offered the option to either purchase or return the bicycle for a nominal payment.

As it is a salary sacrifice scheme you make significant savings on your income tax, national insurance and pension contributions and the payments are administrated through payroll so they are made automatically from your gross salary each month.

Lease car scheme

The lease car scheme is designed to provide staff with competitively priced and trouble-free motoring. There is no deposit and costs are fixed for all elements for the duration of the lease (usually three years).

Employees also have the opportunity to make further savings by the use of a salary sacrifice scheme.

Page last reviewed: 13 December, 2023