Pay and benefits

St Andrew’s offers many rewards to its staff. Here you will find more information about the pay and benefits that are available to you should you choose to join us.


Basic Salary and Additional Earnings

Basic salary We regularly compare our salary and benefits with other similar organisations. We offer a salary that is competitive within our sector and recognises the skills and experience that each individual brings to the Charity. All salaries are reviewed annually and we recognise excellent and outstanding performance.

Registered/Unregistered Allowance

An annual allowance is paid to all clinical operational staff who care directly for our patients. There are two levels of annual allowance; one for registered staff (£1,641) and another for unregistered staff (£683).

London Fringe Allowance

This allowance is for staff working at St Andrew's Essex. It is currently set at £1,250.

Travel allowance

This is paid as part of the benefits package to senior managers, doctors and directors. Employees who are required to travel a significant number of miles on behalf of the Charity and in their own car may also be eligible to receive an annual allowance, but this is determined on an individual basis.
Special Duty Pay/Enhancements The majority of our operational staff are scheduled to work five days out of seven, which includes weekend and evening working as part of the normal working pattern. Working these patterns attracts enhanced rates of pay, which can account for a significant additional portion of your earnings.
Additional Hours Should you wish to work additional hours, there is an opportunity to increase your earnings further by undertaking extra shifts hours through our Bureau. Details and the rates of pay applicable are available on request.

Making your salary go further

Pension scheme As part of the auto enrolment legislation you will be automatically enrolled in the pension scheme if you are eligible. This is based on 1% employee and 1% employer contributions. You can choose to join the main scheme, which is based on a contribution of 4% from the Charity and your minimum contribution of 3%.
Life Assurance  If you choose to join the main pension scheme, you become eligible for life assurance at three times your basic salary.
Cycle2work Cycle2work is a Government-approved ‘salary sacrifice’ initiative allowing you to hire a bike and accessories from the Charity for the purpose of cycling to work. The hire amount is free of tax and National Insurance, which means you can make significant savings on a new bike while keeping fit, reducing your carbon footprint and spending less time in your car. This is a very popular benefit with our employees and we encourage as many as possible to enrol.
St Andrew's Car Scheme The scheme means that you have the opportunity to obtain a fully maintained, fuel efficient car in a cost efficient way. To find out more about the scheme, the eligibility criteria and the elements included in each monthly payment please read our Frequently Asked Questions document.
Childcare Vouchers  The Charity offers childcare vouchers, and you could make significant savings each year in tax and National Insurance (NI) contributions when paying for a range of childcare for children up to the age of 16.
Healthcare cash plan Under this scheme run by health insurance company Simplyhealth, you can receive money back on essential healthcare costs, including dental and optical bills, therapy treatments and consultations, in return for a regular monthly contribution from your net pay.
Payroll giving This is tax-efficient way for you to make contributions to a charity or charities of your choice.

Additional Employee Benefits

Holiday entitlement

The Charity offers a generous holiday entitlement, beginning at 35 days and increasing to 41 after 10 years’ service (including statutory days). For senior managers, holiday entitlement on joining is 38 days increasing to 41 after 10 years’ service. The holiday entitlement for Doctors is 41 days (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.

Other advantages of working for the Charity

Equality and Diversity

We have a very active programme of equality and diversity events and groups, across all sites and services. These help create a culture of inclusivity in the workplace, and all our staff are encouraged to be involved and help make a difference.
Family Friendly Policies We have family friendly policies, such as enhanced maternity provision and flexible working, to help you improve your work/life balance.
Personal Development
We encourage continuous learning and development in all parts of the Charity. Our aim is to make sure that our employees have the appropriate skills and knowledge, and we therefore invest significant time and resources in equipping each person for their role with us. Each service within the Charity has its own learning and development officer, who is available for guidance and professional support. All employees participate in the annual performance review, where they meet with their manager to review their achievements during the previous year and agree performance objectives for the coming year.
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.
A sense of wellbeing can come from looking after your health in four main areas: physical, mental/spiritual, social and financial. St Andrew's is committed to helping you achieve the right balance and offers many activities and initiatives to support you.
Other Benefits
  • Equal opportunities for all staff
  • Free on-site parking
  • Free flu and hepatitis jabs
  • Library and free sports facilities at some sites
  • Church and multi-faith prayer rooms at some sites


Total Reward Statements

We issue these annually to all staff - you can download an example from this page. A Total Reward Statement (TRS) is a great opportunity for employees to see at a glance the full value of their overall reward package from St Andrew’s at a given date, which helps them understand that what they earn here is often significantly more than a basic salary, depending on their circumstances.