If you are considering working for AWP please do read further, we would love to support you in pursuing your interest in our organisation.
Attracting outstanding people to work with us is one of our key priorities:
If you do come and join us - here are some of the many benefits:
Feeling part of a caring and committed team.
Working at an organisation that puts people first.
Flexible work that gives you the satisfaction of helping your community.
Attractive pay, with regular pay rises.
Regular, guaranteed hours and a steady income.
A clear induction into your role and a full range of training and development, including apprenticeships.
Many opportunities to pursue a varied career in healthcare.
Regular supervision and support from a caring manager.
Generous annual leave entitlement and paid holidays.
Access to the NHS Pension Scheme
A wide range of health & wellbeing support, including an Employee Assistance Programme and Occupational Health services.
Paid sick leave.
Access to a wide range of NHS benefits including discounts.
A great start and our support during your first year
When you join our team you will enter an induction and probation period, during which we will make sure you have the right support to settle into and fulfil your new role. Alongside your local manager and colleagues, our On-Boarding Team will keep in touch with you during your first year at AWP, checking in to see how things are going, and to help smooth out any wrinkles. We recognise that the first year in a new job, whilst exciting, can be challenging, so we are there for you to make sure things are going well.
So many career opportunities and development support
Whether you are happy staying in one job, or want to use your role as a stepping stone, AWP is happy to value and support you. AWP, as a large employer, and part of the wider NHS 'family', helps you have access to many career opportunities. The NHS workforce is one of the biggest in the world. When we offer you a job here at AWP, we hope you will feel able to thrive and develop here with us, whilst recognising the wider opportunities in the NHS too. We will support you to do the training 'essential' to your role (called Mandatory and Statutory Training – MAST) and will encourage you to access a wide range of other 'continuing professional development' (CPD) opportunities, which may include doing an apprenticeship, to build your portfolio of skills and knowledge.
Great pay and other rewards
The NHS has attractive terms and conditions of employment; the NHS pay framework is attractive, the pension scheme is great, and, recognising that people in the NHS work hard, when you join, you start on 27 days paid leave per year (pro rata if you are part time). After five years your leave increases to 29 days, and after 10 years you will have 33 days of holiday a year, plus the public holidays. AWP contributes approximately 14% of salary towards your pension scheme each year. If you are ineligible for the NHS Pension Scheme (because you are a returning NHS pensioner) you will be enrolled into the NEST pension scheme.
As an NHS employee, you and your family will be able to take advantage of an extensive range of discounts from national and local organisations, encompassing wide-ranging products and services including 50% off some big brands.
Thriving at work
We understand how important it is to stay well, so we are committed to supporting your wellbeing. You will have access to a free employee support service 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They will guide and support you on legal and consumer issues, sickness absence and bereavement, child and elder care, relationships, stress and much more.
Cherishing everyone – our approach to equality, diversity and inclusion
Openness and inclusion are key to how we work; we have deep respect for the diversity of our workforce, patients, service users, relatives, carers and visitors. Our policies and practices reflect our commitment to maintaining a diverse staff group, which reflects the diversity of our local communities. If you need any help during the application process, please do not hesitate to contact us, we are proud to be a 'Two Ticks' employer.
Celebrating hard work and success
As you carry out your vital work, supporting your community, we love to celebrate your successes and your hard work. Our Team of the Month and Staff Awards schemes are just two of the ways in which we do this. We may be a team of more than 5000 people but we take care to highlight the achievements of individuals.
Managers who are there for you
Making sure that everyone has a monthly catch-up and check-in is crucial; alongside the day-to-day interactions, your manager will arrange to set aside time to talk to you regularly, including arranging your monthly one-to-one, to review and support your progress.
People who represent your interests
We value the role that recognised trade unions and professional organisations can play in ensuring a positive environment. We work in partnership with many large and influential bodies, including the British Medical Association, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, the Royal College of Nursing, Unison, GMB and Unite. We value the contribution of the AWP Joint Union Council in helping to ensure that AWP continues to be a great place to work.