Salary and Additional Earnings

BenefitsBasic salary

We regularly compare our nursing salaries with similar organisations and offer salaries that are competitive within the sector. We review salaries annually.

Registered/Unregistered Allowance

We pay an annual allowance to all clinical operational staff who care directly for our patients. There are two levels of annual allowance. For registered staff it is £1,641, and £683 for unregistered staff.

Special Duty Pay/Enhancements

In general, our nurses are scheduled to work five days out of seven, which includes weekend and evening working as part of the normal working pattern.  You’ll receive enhanced rates of pay for working these patterns, which can add significantly to your earnings.

Extra Hours, Extra Earnings

If you’d like to work additional hours, you can increase your earnings by shifts hours through Workchoice, our in-house nursing bureau. Ask our nurse recruitment team for more details.

London Fringe Allowance

If you join us at St Andrew’s Essex, you’ll receive an allowance currently set at £1,250.


Making your salary go further

Pension scheme

In line with auto enrolment legislation, you will be automatically enrolled in our pension scheme if you are eligible. This is based on 1% employee and 1% employer contributions. You can also choose to join the main scheme. We will contribute 4% providing you make a minimum contribution of 3%.

Life Assurance

If you join the main pension scheme, you become eligible for life assurance at three times your basic salary.


Cycle2work is the government approved ‘salary sacrifice’ initiative that allows you to hire a bike and accessories from St Andrew’s for cycling to work. Because the hire is free of tax and National Insurance, you can big savings while keeping fit, reducing your carbon footprint and spending less time in your car. This

St Andrew’s Car Scheme

You can obtain a fully maintained, fuel efficient car in a cost efficient way.

Childcare Vouchers

You can make significant savings each year in tax and National Insurance with vouchers children up to the age of 16.

Healthcare cash plan

In return for a regular monthly contribution from your net pay, you can receive money back on essential healthcare costs, including dental and optical bills, therapy treatments and consultations,

Payroll giving

The tax-efficient way to make contributions to a charity or charities of your choice.


Employee Benefits

Employee BenefitsHoliday entitlement

Our generous holiday entitlement starts at 35 days and increases to 41 after 10 years’ service (including statutory days).

Sick pay

We will support you if you are ever unable to work because of sickness. The annual entitlement to sick pay is 10 working days.

Voluntary benefits

As a St Andrew’s employee you can make savings through discounts and cashback at some of the UK’s leading retailers, including both online specialists and high street favourites.

Family Friendly Policies

We have family friendly policies, such as enhanced maternity provision and flexible working, to help you improve your work/life balance.

Employee Assistance Programme

Our employee assistance service offers you and your family confidential, independent and unbiased support and guidance any time of the day or night, 365 days of the year.


We want staff to feel able to voice any worries about colleagues and working practices. We have arrangements in place with highly regarded whistle-blowing service Safecall, so if you are concerned about unethical behaviour at work, and don’t feel you can discuss it with your manager, you can contact Safecall for an independent and confidential discussion.

Health and Wellbeing

We offer free flu and hepatitis jabs and run lots of activities and initiatives to support your all round health and wellbeing.


Parking is free onsite at all our locations

Library and sports facilities

There are free onsite sports facilities at each of our locations, and a library at Northampton.

Chapel and multi-faith prayer rooms

There is a chapel and muti-faith prayer room at our Northampton site  and prayer rooms at other our other sites.