Work with us
QVH employs around 900 people at its hospital site in East Grinstead. Working at QVH provides an opportunity to develop your career and we offer a comprehensive training and development programme so that all employees can realise their full potential.
Submitting an application to work at QVH
As part of our ongoing efforts to improve our recruitment process we are introducing a new system on 12 July 2017. This means when you apply for a job at QVH you will be asked to create an account where you can submit and review your application. You can also contact the recruitment team through this system if you need to. We look forward to receiving your application in the near future.
Pay and conditions
The NHS pay system, known as Agenda for Change (AfC), applies to all staff except doctors, dentists, and very senior managers. Benefits include:
- a standard working week of 37.5 hours
- pay enhancements to reward out of hours, shift and overtime working
- holiday entitlement of 27 days a year, plus eight general and public holidays (rising to 33 days after ten years of service)
- annual personal development reviews to support career aspirations.
Benefits for QVH staff include:
- NHS pension scheme – see www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/pensions for more details
- occupational sickness benefit and ill health retirement benefit
- generous maternity, paternity and adoption pay
- childcare voucher scheme
- occupational health service
- on-site restaurant and cafe
- staff discounts.
At QVH we offer a progressive flexible working policy, which enables staff to meet changing priorities throughout their career and maintain a positive work-life balance. Flexible working options include flexible hours and working practices and family friendly policies, such as carers’ leave career breaks.
Transport and local amenities
QVH is well served by public transport. Access to designated on-site staff parking areas is via a permit.
East Grinstead is in a rural location on the boundaries of Kent, Sussex and Surrey and benefits from good access to a range of attractions such as the Ashdown Forest and the Bluebell Railway. The town centre is a short walk from the hospital and offers shops, banks, cafes, restaurants, bars, pubs and a cinema. The town also has a library, a leisure centre, a tennis club and several health clubs and golf courses.
Sport: The hospital has a tennis/football pitch and its own cricket and netball team. Discounted membership is also available at local health clubs.
Schools: The area is well served with local education authority primary (5-11 years) and secondary schools (11-18 years). Each residential area has its own primary school which feeds into the secondary schools (Imberhorne or Sackville). There are also several private schools in and around East Grinstead.
Our values are humanity, continuous improvement of care and pride, under-pinned by quality.