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Career benefits

We want you to feel like you are part of a close knit team at South London and Maudsley. It’s important to us that you valued and appreciated and that’s why there is a range of benefits for you and your family when you join us.

We are committed to making sure you get the most out of the benefits on offer to help you feel like our Trust is a great place to work.

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Our benefits package

Annual leave and career breaks

Annual leave

When you start working at the trust, you get 27 days (plus bank holidays) annual leave as standard. This goes up to 29 days after five years service and 33 days after 10 years.

Special leave

Special leave can be requested, whether paid or unpaid, for domestic and personal reasons such as compassionate grounds or adoption.

Career breaks

We also offer a career break scheme.

Training and development

Learning and development

There are so many opportunities to train and specialise at South London and Maudsley – we provide world class mental health training.

Recognition schemes

We recognise staff that go the extra mile. Any member of staff can be nominated for a 'SLaM Star award'.

Each year we recognise and reward the contribution our staff and teams make at a staff awards ceremony.

Job share

Develop your career and learn new skills with our job share scheme.

Retirement course

We run a pre-retirement course and our human resources department can assist you with information on our flexible retirement options.

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Family and home life

Childcare vouchers

If you are paying for childcare you might find it cheaper to use childcare vouchers purchased through Fideliti.

Maternity and paternity leave

We offer generous maternity and paternity leave and pay. Your entitlement depends on the amount of NHS continuous service.

Staff accommodation

Trust staff are eligible to apply to rent accommodation on site at Bethlem Royal Hospital or across south London through our partner housing provider. A range of residential accommodation is available in Southwark, Croydon and Bromley.

Financial and lifestyle

Season ticket loans

We offer tax and interest free loans up to 100% of the value for your season ticket. 

Discount schemes

You can access discount schemes such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts


We offer a highly competitive pension scheme.

Car lease

You may qualify for competitive deals to lease cars from the wide fleet available from Knowles Associates. 

Hospital restaurants and cafes

Our freshly made food tastes great and is fairly priced. A great way to save money every day.

Health and wellbeing

Cycle to work scheme

You can borrow up to £1,000 to spend on a bike or cycling equipment. Riding will help keep you fit and is good for the environment. It might get you to work quicker too.

Sports facilities

We have a range of sports facilities that you can use to keep you in good shape at our Bethlem and Maudsley sites. There are also local gyms offering NHS discounts.

Counselling and wellbeing services

We provide an extensive, evidence based support and wellbeing offer to individuals and teams. Support is provided to teams through a range of reflective and training spaces as well as a comprehensive post-incident pathway.  Individuals may also access  free, confidential, brief, psychological therapies provided by a team of specialist therapists.  

We perceive Staff Support as 'everyone's business' and encourage our employees to join the highly rewarding staff support community of practice by training in one of our staff support offers and engaging in ongoing CPD. 

Other Benefits

Other benefits of working with us include:

  • Employee assistance programme
  • Free flu vaccinations
  • Access to our extensive academic library
  • The Mind and Soul Choir
  • Occupational health
  • Physiotherapy service
  • A good work life balance
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