Staff Benefits

Employee Benefits

We are one of the country’s leading teaching hospitals with an international reputation for education and research, and being situated 25 minutes from central London there are a host of attractions right on our doorstep.

In addition the Trust offers a wide range of benefits to employees:

NHS Benefits

NHS Discounts –

Generous annual leave entitlement in hours:

0-5 year’s service – 35 days inclusive

5-10 year’s service – 37 days inclusive

10+ year’s service – 41 days inclusive

Generous NHS pension scheme –

Childcare support and information from a dedicated adviser.

There are also a host of local discounts on offer to staff including Tota restaurant, The LongRoom Bar, Tooting Italian Restaurant, Delta Cafe, Adventure Bar and Saks Hair and Beauty Salon.

Keeping Well at Work

St George’s is signed up to the public health responsibility deal and is fully committed to the health and well-being of all staff. Initiatives that have been running for staff include the Global Corporate Challenge, yoga classes and mindfulness sessions.

The Trust is also signed up to the mindful employer charter and reflects a supportive approach to staff with on-going health challenges within its policies and training.

Sports and Leisure Facilities

Located on the St George’s Hospital Site, The Robert Lowe Sports Centre offers a mutli-gym, squash courts, an all-purpose sports hall and climbing wall. These facilities are available to staff for a reasonable annual subscription.

Tooting Leisure Centre is a two-minute walk from the Hospital. Facilities at the centre include a swimming pool, steam room, large modern equipped gym, sports hall and various classes and clubs.

Corporate discounts are available at Virgin Active on a variety of membership packages.

Interest Free Season Ticket Loan

Any permanent member of staff can apply for an interest free loan to purchase an annual season ticket or a business parking permit from Wandsworth Borough Council. This allows you to benefit from the savings available when you purchase an annual season ticket and the loan is paid back over the course of the year via payroll deductions.


St George’s Hospital currently offers residential accommodation for staff employed at the Trust. St George’s Grove is situated 1 mile from the hospital and comprises 620 units of purpose built residential accommodation.

Staff Counselling Service

The Trust offers a Staff Counselling Service which provides free advice and counselling on a variety of problems such as stress, loss or bereavement, work difficulties and personal issues. The counsellors offer a totally confidential and professional counselling service to all staff, and where possible offer flexible appointment times to accommodate different working schedules.

Cycle to Work Scheme

St George’s is running the government approved Cycle to Work Scheme. The scheme allows employees to purchase a bike and other related accessories up to the value of £1,000 (including VAT).