Caring about your wellbeing

disabledEqual Opportunities Employer - we actively promote a culture of equal opportunities for staff, patients and clients, through for example, strategies relating to equality of access to patient services, physical access to facilities, all aspects of service delivery, employment practices, and cultural/disability awareness raising.
 

The Trust is proud to display the two ticks disability symbol which indicates our commitment to having a positive attitude towards receiving job applications from disabled people.  For further information, you can visit the Direct.gov website

Environmentally friendly:  We have a number of initiatives aimed at helping our staff get to work without bringing their cars. These include discounts when using the bus service (with regular buses running from Swindon Town Centre), car sharing schemes, and a cycle shed for secure undercover storage of your bike, with showers and changing facilities.

Supporting your health:   As part of our commitment to promoting, maintaining and improving the physical and mental wellbeing of our people, we offer occupational health and physiotherapy services as needed.

Our Occupational Health service provides a professional high quality and impartial advisory service which includes pre-employment health screening, advice on rehabilitation and returning to work, advice on weight loss and smoking cessation and ill health retirement. A Nurse-led drop in clinic is also available for staff to discuss any aspect of concern over their health.

Organised groups such as the Waist-Away campaign are run by staff for staff, to support one another in achieving a greater level of fitness.  Should a more personal exercise programme be desired, then the Trust has organised discounts for its staff at a number of the local gyms.

The Trust also provides access to an off-site Staff Support Counselling Service, who not only work with individual members of staff, but who also run sessions aimed at self support strategies such as meditation, relaxation and assertiveness training.

Healthcare services:  Staff have access to reduced-cost eye tests and spectacles, holiday immunisations and free back pain service.

Chaplaincy:   We have an ecumenical and multi-faith team of chaplains who provide spiritual support and pastoral care, not only for patients but also for staff.  Representatives from the Church of England, Roman Catholic and Free Churches and Jewish and Muslim faiths are employed by the Trust. Central to the Chaplaincy is a quiet room where staff are welcome to take time out before returning to their busy lives.

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