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This is your place to do the extraordinary - and we’re here to help. Our people put heart and soul into the care of others, supporting them on some of the best days of their lives and some of the toughest – so we’re here to support them.

It’s a demanding job, and we’re so proud of what we’ve achieved so far, but will never stop striving to bring the best to our employees and those we serve.

It starts with compassion

This is your place to join a team of 6,000 who support you, lift you up, and listen – on good days and bad. Our culture of compassion is fundamental to our way of being. From the moment the recruitment process starts, we take practical steps to reduce pressure and support you along your journey with BWC. 

Even on my toughest days and nights, I’ve felt it’s the place for me because of the team around me. It’s when you’re going through bad times that you see people are here with you, they’ve got you, and they help you pull together to move on. That’s what it means to work here.

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And continues with wellbeing

This is our place to raise the bar – together.

Our philosophy is to listen carefully to what our colleagues say they need and challenge ourselves to make it happen. The result is game-changing on the practical support available when managing life’s ups and downs. 

Our people are our priority and we know that if we look after them, they will be able to provide the very best care for our patients and their families and impact on the communities that we serve.

We’re proud of the support we offer in helping manage life’s ups and downs – from new wellbeing hubs for decompressing in a safe space to discounted meals and hybrid working – it’s about finding new ways to make a positive difference.


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Our wellbeing champions in every ward work with you to create the practical support you need. Some examples include:

  • Investing in supporting colleagues - we have invested in new Wellbeing Hubs in each of our main sites to provide a supportive space for colleagues to take a well-deserved rest and recharge. These spaces have been designed by our colleagues and supported by our Charity.
  • Employee Assistance Programme: Our Employee Assistance Helpline offers you access to information, advice and telephone counselling on a variety of personal and workplace issues. Funded by BWC and provided by an external company, the helpline sits side-by-side with our occupational health service offering.
  • Mental Health Hub: Our Mental Health Hub offers confidential rapid access to specialist psychological assessment for staff with advice, consultation and onward referral where appropriate, including a 24/7 Helpline for staff in distress. 
  • Health Insurance: Employees can access health insurance at competitive rates through the Birmingham Hospital Saturday Fund. This offers everyday health costs that are not provided for free on the NHS such as optical, dental and therapies.