» Why Join Us? Why Join Us? – Airedale

We’re Flexible

We understand that not everyone can work in the same way. That’s why we run a flexible working scheme. For some of our staff, this could look like; a formal flexi scheme, part-time, job share, compressed hours, career break, working from home, flexible retirement. You’ll also gain a good chunk of annual leave – anything from 27 to 33 days, plus bank holidays, and access to the NHS pension scheme which is one of the best in the country.



Supporting Wellbeing

We look after our staff just like we look after our patients, and we work hard to support each other.
All our staff have access to a dedicated Health and Wellbeing Service and Employee Assistance Programme. Both these services are agile – they adapt to however our staff need them. If you join us at Airedale your journey will start with a wellbeing induction. This will be followed up regularly, so that we’re clear on how we can best support your wellbeing at work.

All our staff have access to a dedicated staff clinical psychologist and immediate family counselling.
We also offer many physical benefits including online exercise platforms and wellbeing classes.
If you need to take a break at work we have a dedicated wellbeing garden – it’s a quiet, tranquil area and
a much-loved green space that’s shared by our staff and the local nature around us too. We encourage regular walks and outdoor meetings.


About Us

It’s an exciting time to join us here at Airedale. Our brand new state of the art theatre space will be used for orthopaedic surgery, providing our patients with the latest technological innovations to reduce infection and promote team collaborative working. 

We understand the importance of Right Care. Investing in our staff, our facilities and therefore, our patients, is the cornerstone of our focus here at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust.

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“I’ve been able to develop my educational roles. I think those opportunities are greater here because it’s small, we need people to do those roles and there’s less people to do them. It’s a great place to start because of the opportunities for training.”

Dr Eleanor Checkley, Consultant Anaesthesia


Professional Development

There are plenty of opportunities to learn, grow and develop here at Airedale. Jump on one of our paths to progression or shape your career in the direction that you want. The professional development of our staff means progression of our departments – we’re always looking to be creative and innovate.


Other Opportunities

If you join us you’ll also have the opportunity to get involved in our community charity – we proactively generate funds for everyone who accesses our services to continually improve them.
You’ll be able to join our monthly staff lottery to be in with the chance of winning a cash prize. And there are many salary sacrifice schemes to suit your needs from childcare vouchers, cycle to work, car leasing and parking.
Have you got what it takes to become the Pride of Airedale? Our awards scheme celebrates individuals and teams who go above and beyond. Anyone can nominate anyone at any level or department, and winners are chosen by our executive team.


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