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Staff benefits

As an employee of Southern Health and the NHS, you’ll be entitled to a range of perks and benefits.

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Fantastic annual leave allowance

Full-time staff* will be entitled to 27 days as well as bank holidays, which increases after five and ten years service.

*Some clinical staff may have different allowances.

You can also request additional unpaid leave and special leave (which covers unforeseen situations such as compassionate or carer leave).

Great pension scheme

Membership to the excellent NHS pension scheme is voluntary, but you’ll automatically become a member when you start (unless you choose to opt out). Check our section on payments and pensions for more information.


As an NHS Employee, you’ll be entitled to a whole range of discounts with retailers and other organisations. From reduced gym membership to money off your shopping, you can find most deals available on the NHS Discounts website.


PSdiscounts offers public sector staff discounts and online cashback from more than 3,000 online brands.  This also means that you'll receive high street cashback from brands and supermarkets, discounted retail vouchers and gift cards from over 100 brands and more than 4,500 local discounts from pubs, restaurants, health, beauty services and more. 

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