Benefits & Rewards

The most rewarding health and social care jobs offer more than just a good salary.

We know that a healthy work-life balance makes staff happier and more productive. We are proud to offer multiple flexible working opportunities for health and social care professionals, and our location in the south west offers easy access to Dartmoor National Park, a superb coastline and Plymouth’s thriving cultural scene. Houses are well-priced and education standards are high.

Our robust package of rewards and benefits supports staff in their work and personal life. This package includes generous annual leave entitlement, a childcare voucher scheme, a cycle-to-work scheme, retail and leisure discounts, as well as the opportunity to lease a car. We also support staff with sickness pay, a free and confidential counselling service and the opportunity to play an active role in Our Voice, a staff engagement council which directly influences how Livewell Southwest can improve the working lives of its staff.

Training and development
Livewell Southwest relies on the talent and expertise of its staff to meet the diverse and complex needs of the communities we serve. Investing in our employees’ development is a priority. The opportunities we offer include: apprenticeships, leadership programmes, coaching and mentoring, and a robust preceptorship scheme for newly-qualified staff.

Our pension scheme with Scottish Widows is competitive. New starters with an NHS pension can continue their NHS Pension Scheme membership.

Current vacancies at Livewell Southwest

Pension sheme


Livewell Southwest offers a competitive pension scheme with Scottish Widows, while existing members of the NHS Pension Scheme can continue their membership when they join.

Flexible Working policy for a better work / life balance


As well as offering multiple flexible working opportunities, Livewell Southwest ensures that we support our staff as much as possible by offering:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Sickness pay
  • Salary sacrifice scheme for Allsave childcare vouchers
  • School holiday childcare subsidies
  • Free, confidential counselling services via Occupational Health and Wellbeing
  • Opportunity to sit on Our Voice, the staff engagement council, directly influencing how Livewell Southwest can further improve the working lives of our staff

 

Lease car scheme


Livewell Southwest also offers staff a lease care scheme, provided by NHS Fleet Solutions. The scheme:

  • is available to all permanent members of Livewell Southwest
  • allows staff to lease any make/model of car providing the CO2 emissions are below 165g/km
  • offers no deposit to pay and costs that are fixed for the period of lease, normally a three year period
  • is competitively priced and includes all routine servicing, maintenance, tyres, breakdown cover and insurance for up to five named drivers at no additional cost (no named drivers under the age of 21 can be insured on the vehicle)
  • gives members an opportunity to make further savings through a ‘salary sacrifice’ scheme – a deduction from your gross salary, subject to that salary not falling below the national minimum wage.

Cycle to work scheme


Livewell Southwest are able to offer a salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme provided by Cyclescheme. The scheme:

  • is available to all permanent members of Livewell Southwest
  • offers no deposit to pay and costs that are fixed for a 12 month period
  • gives members an opportunity to make further savings through a ‘salary sacrifice’ scheme – a deduction from your gross salary, subject to that salary not falling below the national minimum wage.

Rewards and benefits


Livewell Southwest is pleased to provide Blue Light Card access for all employees. This includes a physical card for discounts at retailers and leisure facilities along with an app and online service. The card is set up with workplace email addresses and posted to the workplace address with a unique log in account. The employee can log in to control their preferences for emails and offers. There are a range of discounts and services through the scheme – particularly popular are the local cinema and restaurant deals.

Childcare


Livewell operates a childcare voucher scheme for all employees to access with the potential benefit of salary sacrifice. The scheme has an online portal to manage your vouchers, payment is arranged through your salary with the monthly payroll run, and you can review your scheme arrangements.

We are also pleased to offer a school holiday childcare subsidy scheme. This provides reimbursement towards the cost of childcare with a one page application form submitted to HR after each of the school holidays.

Moving to the South West?


Our locations offer an exciting work life balance, with excellent quality schooling and attractive, well-priced housing stock, with Dartmoor and glorious beaches on the doorstep and Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City, offering culture.

For more information about the city, including schools, housing and environmental factors, please visit Plymouth City Council’s website at www.plymouth.gov.uk. For more information about South Hams please visit www.southhams.gov.uk. For more information about Devon please visit https://new.devon.gov.uk.