Why join the Countess?

The commitment and contribution of our staff is key to the running and development of the hospital in order to successfully provide a wide range of quality services to the public. By joining the Countess you will enter an organisation that is committed to staff development and support, allowing you to pursue a career in a fast paced and dynamic environment. Our variety of health services and expertise within the Trust, offer a host of opportunities for your career, in an environment which is centred on quality performance through continuous learning and development.

To view the Trust's People and Organisational Development Strategy 2016-18 click here

Staff Benefits

We offer a range of options to ensure that our staff benefit from a healthy work/life balance. The Trust recognises that in order to recruit and retain quality staff, it needs to take a flexible approach, by applying modern employment practices which recognise that staff need to strike a sensible balance between their home and work life. A small selection of the services and benefits available include:-

  • Pension scheme
  • Flexible Working
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Onsite nursery
  • Flexible Retirement Options
  • Occupational Health Service including counselling service
  • Onsite cash machine
  • Salary Sacrifice Schemes for Cycling to Work and Lease Cars

NHS Pension Scheme

Membership of the NHS Pension Scheme is offered to all NHS employees aged 16-75 Click here to visit the pensions agency website for more information click here

Diversity and Equality

As one of our main aims is to ensure that the Trust is open to each individual, regardless of culture or background, the Countess offers equal opportunities to all employees, and diversity is something that we encourage and embrace within the workforce. The Countess of Chester Hospital Foundation Trust is committed to building a diverse workforce, which is a reflection of the communities it serves. It aims to be an organisation that people want to work for, and is seen as a leader in good employment practice locally and nationally. The aim is for all staff to realise their full potential, in an environment characterised by dignity and mutual respect.