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Every day, our work saves lives and changes lives. Working at NHS Digital offers a range of very rewarding opportunities.
What we do matters
The work we do at NHS Digital makes a positive impact on people's lives. But that's not the only reward. As an employer, we offer a range of benefits to support you in your work, and to help you develop in your career.
Life isn't all about work, and working for the NHS means that you enjoy a generous holiday allowance.
Staff can expect at least 35 days off a year, including bank holidays.
Long-serving members of staff get up to 41 days a year.
Generally you can take holiday when you like, but you need to agree it with your manager. In some cases, managers may need to arrange holidays between staff so that a minimum staffing level keeps the business running as it should.
The amount of holiday you get depends on how long you've been working for the NHS (not just NHS Digital).
You can expect to get holiday in line with this table:
How long you have worked for the NHS
When you join
27 days + 8 bank holidays
After five years service
29 days + 8 bank holidays
After ten years service
33 days + 8 bank holidays
Buying and selling holiday
Every year, staff get the chance to buy or sell annual leave. You can buy or sell up to one working week of leave.
The cost is calculated based on your salary (one day being 1/365 of your annual salary).
Tax is still payable on money you receive from selling your holiday.
Maternity, paternity and other types of leave
We have good provision for leave if you have a baby (or adopt), and to help you deal with other major life events.
The NHS offers a very generous pension. New starters to the NHS will join the latest scheme, although if you're joining from another NHS organisation you may already be on an older version, and you will stay with that scheme.
As an employer, NHS Digital contributes 20% of your salary towards your pension, and your contribution varies based on your salary.