WHH Benefits

Join Team WHH and you’ll enjoy all the benefits you can expect as an NHS employee and more

The benefits of working for Warrington and Halton Hopsitals, go beyond the satisfaction of providing first class services to ensure we're outstanding for our patients, our communities and each other.

Whichever service you join, you become part of a talented, passionate team of people, committed to providing the best care and treatment to patients.  You will also enjoy one of the most competitive and flexible benefits packages offered by any employer in the UK.  We actively recruit people of all ages, backgrounds and levels of experience.  This helps us understand the different needs of our patients and provide the best possible service.

Why work for WHH?

Here’s why you should work for the WHH

1. Plenty of Job Satisfaction - Opportunity to make a positive difference to the lives of people who require support.

2. No two days are the same - This is no 9-to-5 office job, each patient’s needs are different to the next patient and the variety will keep you on your toes.

3. You work with like-minded people - You are surrounded by like-minded people who are compassionate and caring, who want to provide the best possible care for patients.

4. The annual leave entitlement is generous - Each worker gets a healthy amount of time off to relax and unwind.

5. There’s certainly a career for you - Whether you want to be a clerical assistant, doctor, nurse or IT manager, there are 100s of different roles.  So if you prove your credentials and ace an interview, you’ll be able to see for yourself that it rocks to work as part of team WHH.

But this barely scratches the service, see below for a summary of the benefits to working in Warrington and Halton Hospitals.

Competitive Salary

A competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.  For various role we also offer pay enhancements on top of your basic salary for out-of-hours, shift and overtime working.

Annual Leave Entitlement

Holiday entitlement starts at 27 days per year, rising to 29 days after five years’ service and 33 days after 10 years’ service, plus eight bank holidays.


If you join us from within the NHS, your accrued leave entitlement can be transferred to your new role at the Trust.

NHS Pension

The NHS is one of the very few employers that still offer a retirement package based on either your final salary or a percentage of your pay over the whole career. This is fully protected against inflation and guaranteed by the government. Every new employee automatically qualifies. Find out more at www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/pensions.  You’ll also have direct access to you Total Rewards Statement.

Family Friendly

We recognise our employees have caring responsibilities outside of work and that from time to time, emergency leave may be required. We also offer comprehensive maternity, paternity and adoption leave schemes with benefits in excess of the statutory schemes.

Flexible Working

A number of schemes are available to help staff combine work and home life. Colleagues at the Trust are currently taking advantage of a large range of flexible working opportunities including part-time working, job sharing, compressed hours, unpaid employment breaks and flexi-time.


Occupational Health and Wellbeing Services

Health checks, Physio services, Counselling service, Annual flu jabs, stop smoking service,  Health and wellbeing events and promotions.

Personal Development

Annual appraisals, access to a range of learning and development opportunities.

Employee Recognition

Annual Thank You Awards; an opportunity to celebrate our staff who deliver and support Outstanding patient care everyday.

This years awards took place in October 2019 and the winners were...

  • Excellence in Patient Care - Pharmacy
  • Supporting Excellence in Patient Care - Donna Gordon, Estates and Facilities
  • Star of the Future - Sophie Stubbs, IM&T
  • Outstanding Contribution through Leadership - Sally Profitt, Financial Planning
  • Excellence in Quality Improvement OR Innovation - Acute Medical Therapies Team
  • Volunteer of the Year - The League of Friends - Warrington Hospital
  • Patients' Choice - AMU
  • Team of the Year - Estates and Facilities
  • Outstanding Contribution - Jane Green, Amanda Thomas and Michelle Smith


We also have Employee and Team of the month awards, values badges and long service awards.

Staff Networks

WHH has recently established a number of Staff Networks, such as our BAME Staff Network; recently launched through hosting a listening event. 

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Freedom To Speak Up


The Freedom To Speak Up Team invites staff from across the Trust to get involved in supporting FTSU as champions. Having champions from across the Trust from as many professions, grades and backgrounds helps to make the service accessible to all. The team is there to listen to concerns that any staff and volunteers have, to help signpost and support finding resolution to their issues.


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Menopause Support

At WHH we are proud to support our workforce in a number of ways. We have a menopause support group onsite at both Warrington and Halton which is a peer support network for our staff to help one another, learn about signs and symptoms in an informal support group setting. Staff will also have the opportunity to listen to experts on a range of topics to help our staff through the menopause. Further details about the Menopause Support Group are available from our staff engagement and health and wellbeing teams.

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Because they value NHS employees, many companies offer special discounts on products and services. Offers include reductions on mobile phones and call packages with EE and Apple, 10% off Hoseasons holidays and £100 off Jet2holidays, along with money off Sky broadband, with offers changing regularly. Find out more at www.healthservicediscounts.com


Shopping Discounts and Offers - Retail, Eating out, motoring, health and beauty and entertainment. We are also near the Company shop in St Helens that has great discounts for the emergency services on weekly/monthly food shopping.

Onsite Restaurants/Food Court

WHH has a variety of eateries including Costa & Subway. The moments café (Warrington site) and George Restaurant (Halton) offer staff discounts.


There are a host of shops at Warrington Hospital including a hair dressers, gift shop, news agents, M&S Food and a green grocers.

Financial Wellbeing Support

Neyber will help with all things money including: budgeting, savings, building credit score and loans.

Staff Lottery

Great cash prizes every month

Car Lease Scheme (Salary Sacrifice)

Save money on leasing a car

Cycle to work Scheme (Salary Sacrifice)

Reducing the cost of bikes and accessories

Purchase Additional Annual leave

Flexibility to buy more annual leave.

Health and Fitness

Great Discounts on external gyms

Simply Health

Simply Health provide health plans that give you the freedom to put your health firmly in your own hands. Your plan will also help pay for all those everyday treatments and check- ups you might otherwise put off – enabling you to take care of those little issues before they turn bigger, more expensive problems.

Prime Location

Location, location, location – our road and rail links are second to none, two international airports are only thirty minutes away, and the attractions of Manchester, Liverpool and Chester city centres within easy reach

Trade Union Support

We have 9 active trade unions in the Trust you'll be have the opportunity to join; Unite, Union, BIOS, CSP, Royal College of Midwives, Royal College of Nurses, Society of Radiographers and the BMA.


All our trade unions take an active role in working with the Trust to safeguard the services for our patients and supporting our Staff, wherever they work, and whatever they do.