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Working at NHS Digital

Join our team and use your skills to help the transformation of health and care.  NHS Digital aims to be a great place to work, with a great range of benefits.

Working at NHS Digital

Our values

NHS Digital strives to work by our values.   This makes sure that we deliver the best results for health and social care.


We deliver on our commitments by applying the highest levels of expertise, conduct and personal responsibility.

People focused

We value and promote positive relationships with colleagues, customers and the public and are responsive to their needs.


We actively embrace change and bring new ideas to deliver excellent services for our customers and better outcomes for the public.


We act with integrity, impartiality and openness and in the best interests of the public.

Employee benefits

As an NHS Digital employee, you will benefit from NHS terms, conditions, and benefits, like:

  • competitive pay, with a structured pay increment system
  • contributory NHS pension (with a 20% contribution from us toward the cost of your pension)
  • generous holiday package, starting at 27 days a year plus bank holidays, and increasing with service
  • access to the Employee Assistance Programme, our confidential counselling service
  • childcare vouchers
  • enhanced maternity, shared parental and adoption leave
  • paternity, parental and dependent care leave
  • national and local discount schemes
  • professional training and development
  • sight tests

Work life balance

Our lifestyle options include:

  • annualised hours
  • flexible working (when you've been with us more than 26 weeks)
  • job sharing
  • part-time working
  • remote IT support
  • winding down and gradually reducing hours, when approaching retirement

Employees can apply for an unpaid career break of between 3 months and 4 years, after a year of service.

Personal development

We give new staff a full induction programme to help them settle into their role.

This includes a personal development plan and learning and development opportunities, based on career goals.

We do personal development reviews twice a year and encourage everyone to do training, further education, job shadowing or mentoring.

Equality and diversity

At NHS Digital our vision is for every one of our people to use their unique background and experience, together - to create outstanding technology and information for the health and care sectors. Moreover, as the national provider of data, information and technology to the health and care sectors, we have a role to play in ensuring that the systems and services we develop are accessible to the widest range of users.

One of the strongest features of the health and care system in this country is how equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of what we do – both in relation to our workforce and to the services that are provided for patients, clinicians and the wider public.

We have three strategic themes and outcomes to our equality and diversity work.

A diverse workforce

We aim to create and maintain a diverse, representative workforce within NHS Digital and increase the pool of diverse employees across the health and care technology and data sectors.  Find out more about how we are performing on equality and diversity.

Inclusive behaviours and leadership

We will create a working environment that values difference and fosters an inclusive workplace culture - a culture in which employees from all backgrounds can give their best, are treated fairly, are valued for their contributions, and can progress in their careers. Leaders and managers shall behave in a way that is fair and inclusive as they lead our staff, particularly during periods of organisational change.   Find out about how our staff networks are leading the way.

User equality

We will develop and provide digital and data services that are accessible and useable by the widest possible range of users, particularly for patient and public-facing services. We will ensure our public-sector duty is appropriately reflected in our communications, policies, programmes, processes and training.

Where we are

Our head office is in Leeds, and we have strategic offices in Exeter and London, as well as a number of smaller offices.

We mostly recruit to our strategic sites.

See information about all of our office locations.

Last edited: 20 June 2019 1:23 pm