The Health Foundation is an independent charity working to continuously improve the quality of heatlhcare in the UK

Benefits of working for us

We are a professional, committed and creative staff team. Working with us, you will gain insight into every aspect of our work, be expected to show lots of initiative and take on responsibilities at an early stage. We also recognise the importance of taking time out from the office to reflect, share learning and experiences and strategically shape our future.

The Foundation offers staff real personal and professional development opportunities, and a supportive environment where performance is rewarded and success celebrated.

Recruitment

We believe in appointing the best person for each position while ensuring that recruitment and selection is conducted in a way that is transparent, consistent and effective.

As a growing and changing organisation we will continue to evolve, which may mean that posts will develop and change. We give our staff the opportunity to expand their roles while also ensuring that we are sensitive and fair to all staff.

We run a comprehensive induction programme to help new staff get up to speed and feel at home as soon as possible. We also check back to ensure that you got what you wanted and needed from this process.

For more information, see our current job vacancies.

Learning and development

We are committed to the continuous learning and development of all staff to enable people to develop individual skills and realise their full potential. We aim to engage all staff with a challenging and exciting learning culture and encourage openness, discussion and feedback so we can develop and continuously improve what we do.

Everyone has their own personal development plan with learning needs discussed and agreed by both the individual and the line manager. This encourages staff to take responsibility for their own learning. Development needs are identified at the recruitment and induction stages, at performance and development reviews, at the time of an employee's role changing or being given additional responsibility and during one to ones between line managers and staff.

We also provide a personal development budget for all staff for job related learning.

Learning and development needs may be progressed in a number of ways including seminars, conferences, training courses, coaching, shadowing, mentoring, networking, internal communications sessions, on the job training, in-house expertise, and action learning.

Diversity

The Health Foundation believes in a work culture where diversity is important and people are valued, respected and know that they matter. We treat all people equally when recruiting, training, promoting and in our day-to-day work. We recognise that people are different. This creates a culture that is fair and inclusive, harnesses the abilities of all our people and ensures advancement is based on ability and performance.

For more information, see our diversity policy.

Our offices

The Health Foundation’s offices are located in Covent Garden and therefore easily accessible by all forms of transport. The nearest tube is very close with Leicester Square, Holborn and Charing Cross only a short walk away. If you prefer to cycle to work, we have a basement where you can safely leave your bike. Covent Garden is renowned for its shops, restaurants, bars, theatres and galleries. Other areas such as the South Bank and Oxford Street can also be reached easily.

Pay and benefits

We offer an attractive salary and benefits package. We are committed to paying competitive salaries but also recognise that many people are motivated by non-financial benefits. We therefore offer flexible working opportunities for all staff and ensure that there is flexibility when people need time off for exams, domestic emergencies and medical appointments.

We offer all staff the following benefits:

  • 25 days holiday a year (with an additional 3 days given when the office closes at Christmas) plus statutory holidays
  • Flexi annual leave, employees have the opportunity to buy up to 3 days of annual leave (in addition to the standard leave entitlement) and the option of selling up to 3 days of unused annual leave
  • Enhanced occupational sick pay scheme
  • Income protection scheme following 26 weeks of continuous sickness, or disability
  • Contributory pension scheme, minimum employee contribution of 2.5% and no maximum contribution. Minimum employer’s contribution of  5% and maximum of 10%
  • Travel insurance (both business and personal) for employees and family members 
  • Death in service benefit of six times annual salary 
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption policy
  • Childcare vouchers scheme 
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Paid eye tests and up to £60 towards the cost of new glasses or lenses 
  • Subsidised gym membership 
  • Season ticket loan 
  • Cycle to work scheme 
  • Give as you earn scheme for charity donations
  • Funding for job-related development plus corporate learning and development opportunities

In addition, the Health Foundation’s social club organises a range of optional social activities, which includes discounted events throughout the year. There is an annual Christmas celebration and an organisation-wide staff away day once a year.

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