Doctors have their own pay systems.
All other staff
All other NHS staff are paid under the Agenda for Change pay system, a national framework which sets out consistent terms and conditions and fair payscales for all NHS employees.
Under Agenda for Change, each NHS job has a band, from 1 to 9, which indicates the payscale through which you will progress while in your role. We show the band for each job in all our recruitment advertising.
If you join us from another NHS employer we will place you on the appropriate point on the scale to recognise your current experience. If you join us from an employer outside of the NHS, your manager will be responsible for identifying relevant experience and placing you on the appropriate point on the scale.
Employment at Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust gives you automatic access to the many benefits of the NHS pension scheme. The package is worth almost 20% of pay overall and includes an inflation-linked pension payable for life, life assurance cover and family benefits if you die.
Annual leave entitlements for doctors and dentists are set out in the Trust’s Guidelines on Leave Arrangements for Medical Staff. To ensure the smooth running of our services, we ask the you to liaise with colleagues to arrange cover during your absence.
All other staff
As a full-time employee at Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust, you will be entitled to 27 days’ annual leave. This increases to 29 days and 33 days after five and ten years of NHS service. If you work part-time, your entitlements will be proportional based on the hours worked each week.