Why Choose us?

There are plenty of reasons to choose us as place, aside from choosing to work in a such a rewarding environment that the NHS offers we believe people work for us because of our unique package which includes:

A great benefits package

As well as working at an award-winning mental health, learning disability, and community service provider offering care and treatment to over 1 million people in South and West Yorkshire we’re also able to offer the following package to all staff members.  Join us and you’ll get

Excellent annual leave entitlement: 27 days, rising to 29 after 5 years NHS service and rising to 33 after 10 years service.
Fantastic opportunities for enhancing your training and development
NHS Pension Scheme – excellent package of pension benefits, fully protected against inflation and guaranteed by the government
Dedicated occupational health and wellbeing service
Flexible retirement scheme
Lease car and mobile phone scheme
Membership and close working relationships with staff side organisations (eg UNISON)
Long service awards and gifts
Professional leadership arrangements
Flexible working
Child care facilities, including childcare teams, nurseries and out of school clubs
Access to libraries and learning centres
Special leave policies
Variety of discounts from local attractions and businesses
Career breaks
Confidential staff counselling service
Chaplaincy services

Our mission and values

Here at South West Yorkshire NHS Foundation Trust we have a culture of inclusivity, and a focus on progression and wellbeing, to enable us to become a great place to live and work.  Our vision, mission and values are simple and we apply them every day in every job we do.

Our vision

To provide outstanding physical, mental and social care in a modern health and care system.

Our mission

We help people reach their potential and live well in their community

Our values

  • We put the person first and in the centre
  • We know that families and carers matter
  • We are respectful, honest, open and transparent
  • We improve and aim to be outstanding
  • We are relevant today and ready for tomorrow

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A great place to live and work

Our Trust is nestled between three national parks and bordered by Derbyshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire as well as North and South Yorkshire.

We have vibrant cities, including  Sheffield and Leeds – which is the country’s biggest legal and financial centre outside London. We also have industrial heritage towns and pretty hilltop villages. Most of the region’s cities are less than an hour’s travel from magnificent moorlands, mountains and rivers.

We have a fantastic history and heritage with plenty of arts, sporting and cultural attractions. People come from across the world to visit Yorkshire, in fact, tourism contributes £8bn per year to the local economy. Our area is modern, forward-thinking, incredibly diverse and has fantastic opportunities for everyone to establish themselves in communities and contribute to their local NHS.

Getting on the housing ladder

On average the house prices in our area are £60,000 less expensive than the national average meaning you get more house for your money.

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It’s easy getting from A to B

Our locations are just off the M1, M62 and A1

There are subsidised public transport schemes in South and West Yorkshire

Wakefield Westgate to London in under 2 hours

Leeds Bradford, Manchester and Doncaster Sheffield airports on the doorstep


Relocation expenses for band 5 and 6 clinical staff

As part of the Trust commitment to the recruitment of clinical staff to fill the vacancies within the trust, assistance with removal and other defined expenses shall be granted to employees who need to move home to accept a post with the Trust, where full details of the policy will be made available. Up to a maximum of £4,000 based on eligibility criteria, which will be discussed with you upon offer of a role, and subject to a sliding scale payback upon leaving the trust if you resign within 3 years of commencement.



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