Working at Barnsley Hospital

As a staff member at Barnsley NHS Foundation Trust, you will belong to one of the world’s largest workforces. The NHS employs 1.5 million people.

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Staff benefits

We offer staff a range of attractive benefits:

  • fair and transparent pay structure; Agenda for Change
  • one of the most generous pensions in the UK
  • discounts at a wide range of online and high-street shops
  • occupational health and well-being support, across physical and mental health
  • access to an Employee Assistance Programme including free counselling
  • learning and development; a range of courses to help you grow in your career
  • NHS Fleet Solutions; a cost-effective car leasing scheme including easy access to electric vehicles
  • a generous resettlement offer, of up to £6000, for clinicians taking up employment in hard-to-fill specialities

The NHS working culture is one that embraces change, diversity and a constant goal for improvement.

On-site facilities

We have a range of restaurants and shops on site:

  • Collier’s Restaurant - a range of hot and cold food served 15 hours a day. Staff receive 10% off with the presentation of ID
  • Costa coffee - for sale at Collier’s Restaurant
  • Volunteer run cafe - our brilliant volunteers run a cafe, near our outpatients' entrance
  • WHSmith - based near the main entrance, selling newspapers, magazines, sandwiches, snacks and toiletries
  • Barnsley Hospital Charity shop and a range of pop-up shops selling everything from jewellery and fashion to kitchenware and groceries
  • post box and cash machine (free to use) - located at the main entrance

Living in Barnsley

Barnsley is located in the heart of South Yorkshire and is within easy reach of other cities in the region, including Leeds, Sheffield, and Manchester. This makes it a convenient location for those who want to live in a smaller town but still have access to the amenities and opportunities of larger cities. Barnsley offers affordable housing prices compared to other parts of the UK. 

The area around Barnsley is known for its beautiful countryside, with rolling hills, picturesque villages, and stunning views. Our location is great for those who enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling, and horse riding. The town is well-connected to other parts of the UK by road and rail, making it easy to travel to and from. It is also within easy reach of several airports, including Leeds Bradford and Manchester.

Barnsley has a rich history and cultural heritage, and there are many interesting attractions to visit in the area. These include the Barnsley Civic, the Experience Barnsley Museum, and the Old Mill Gallery

Our 2023 Staff Survey Results Success

After positive Staff Survey results in 2022, we have seen a further improvement in results for 2023, with many aspects being ‘best in class’ in comparison to similar Trusts. This is testament to the values-led leadership at senior levels and ongoing work to develop and improve the working environment for our people.

These results show we are ‘best-in-class’ for categories relating to being compassionate and inclusive; our colleagues feeling they are recognised and rewarded, some aspects of wellbeing, flexible working and teamwork.

At Barnsley Hospital we are proud to care and it is really pleasing to see that this pride is shared by our colleagues as reflected in their responses to our staff survey.

We continue to make our Trust the best place to work, and invite you to check out our latest vacancies and apply to come and join us.

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  • Page last reviewed: 16 May 2024
  • Next review due: 1 March 2025