The Agency offers a wide range of benefits and HR policies to underpin the value it places upon its staff.
The Agency offers attractive terms and conditions of service, including a flexi-time scheme, special leave and annual leave in excess of the statutory entitlements. Details of full terms and conditions of service are available below:
Childcare Vouchers are a cost-saving benefit, available to all working parents. It is a way for parents to sacrifice part of their salary to contribute towards their childcare costs. Vouchers up to a value of £55 per week are exempt from Tax and National Insurance Contributions so offer potential savings for working parents who use them to pay for registered childcare. The Agency’s childcare vouchers scheme is administered through Employers for Childcare.
A free independent confidential counselling service is available to help staff cope with any difficulties that may be affecting their working lives or personal lives. The current service includes access to a confidential free phone helpline available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Employees can also avail of a number of counselling sessions.
All Agency employees have access to the confidential and impartial services of a team of occupational health professionals. The service is committed to promoting the health and wellbeing of all employees and offers a wide range of services including pre-employment screening, health surveillance, sickness absence assessments and rehabilitation programmes.
The HSC pension scheme is an important and valuable benefit. Membership is voluntary, but as a member of the scheme you get an excellent package of benefits. Further information may be obtained from the HSC Pension Service Website
The Agency offers flexible working conditions, enabling employees to meet competing priorities and interests at different stages in their careers to be able to achieve a better work life balance.
We offer special leave for caring, maternity / paternity, adoption, bereavement and public service. Many of the Agency’s special leave provisions extend beyond the basic legislative requirements.
To support the health and well-being of employees, NIMDTA has allocated one hour a week over lunch time for staff to participate in leisure activities such as 5 aside football, walking etc. Health and well-being activities are also being organised on a monthly basis to cover topics such as relaxation techniques, health assessments and stress management.
All NIMDTA staff employed under Agenda for Change terms and conditions participate in an annual appraisal with their line manager based upon the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework. This provides an opportunity for staff to review their personal contribution, both in terms of their own development needs and their progress against objectives.