We have a bespoke package of support, guidance and support to help you get settled.
Are you looking to tailor your shifts to suit your needs? Joining the Staff Bank is a great way to enhance your earnings and your skillset. This is great for those who cannot commit to a regular pattern of working or those who find it difficult to find posts with the hours and times to suit them.
The bank provides an opportunity to experience the majority of wards and departments in the hospital before potentially applying for a substantive contract.
We have three different Staff Banks at the Royal Devon:
Nursing, Midwifery, Administrative and Clerical Staff Bank (managed for us by NHS Professionals)
Estates and Facilities Bank
- Allied Health Professionals
What pay and benefits will I get?
All of the Bank Staff employed directly by the Trust are paid in arrears for shifts worked each month according to the National Agenda for Change pay scales. Bank-only workers qualify for the generous NHS Pension alongside 28 days pro-rata annual leave per year. Currently, there is no provision for paid maternity leave or occupational sick pay, but you will be entitled to Statutory Maternity Pay. The amount you'll get depends on the amount of National Insurance contributions you make.
You do need to work at least one bank shift in six months, to remain part of the Bank.
What opportunities are there?
Your bespoke learning journey
As an added bonus, Trust bank workers are eligible to apply for any study days or courses provided by the Trust’s Learning and Development Centre.
We'll also pay for you to brush up on your skills and update your learning as part of your essential training requirements.
Do I need to have experience and qualifications?
You'll need to have relevant qualifications and experience for Nursing, Midwifery, Allied Health professionals and some Clerical roles as well as an up-to-date registration. There are some roles such as Band 2 Healthcare Support Worker and some Estates roles that provide training on the job, which is a great way to develop your career.