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Why work at Spire?

Continuous investment in the business, dedicated colleagues, comprehensive and competitive benefits.

We encourage employees to share our value of investing in the future, by investing in their own learning and development to build their skills for the future. This makes Spire a really rewarding place to work for your whole career.

We have made a capital investment of over £500m since 2007

We are constantly investing in our business including the latest medical technology, new facilities and refurbishments. These investments mean that our employees feel they can provide a standard of care they can be proud of, in a pleasant working environment.

Our employees are also able to develop new skill sets by embracing state of the art technology, and learning about new techniques and services. We encourage employees to share our value of investing in the future, by investing in their own learning and development to build their skills for the future. This makes Spire a really rewarding place to work for your whole career.

Spire is a profitable, successful business led by an experienced and stable senior management team. In our hospitals, we continue to invest heavily in developing both current and future managers, providing them with the skills to build great teams focused on delivering truly great patient care. In Spire, employees say they feel trusted and respected by their manager and they feel confident in their leadership.

Rewards and benefits

We offer excellent rewards, for what our employees consider to be really rewarding work. We offer a competitive salary to other private healthcare organisations and an annual bonus scheme.

We also operate a scheme called Your Benefits which provides information on core benefits such as our group personal pension, private medical cover and wellness assessments, as well as retail and entertainment discounts, group income protection and a hospital cash plan.

The Your Benefits scheme is designed to help staff be aware of and take advantage of the benefits available to them.

  • life assurance
  • eyesight tests
  • childcare vouchers
  • good value on-site restaurants
  • transport season ticket loans
  • cycle two work scheme
  • salary sacrifice gym membership.

Encouraging positive work-life balance

We think Spire is a great place to work but support our employee’s outside lives too by ecouraging our employees to have a positive work-life balance.

We do this through:

  • 25 days minimum holiday plus bank holidays
  • employee assistance programme - support available on a wide range of personal and work issues
  • Inspiring People awards in which we recognise the contribution of individuals
  • opportunities to work flexibly
  • social events
  • team working
  • quality working environment
  • long service recognition
  • supportive personal development plan to help you achieve your career goals.

Career development

The “Spire way” of developing our people has been through investing in them to help them realise their potential. Key development programmes are delivered, covering values, expectations and coaching for performance. 178 of our managers completed at least one of these courses in 2012. Through providing staff with clear performance goals and nurturing leadership talent, we have transformed our culture to one where high performance is valued and delivered.


Management Fundamentals

Management Fundamentals is a four day residential programme specifically for new managers joining the business and current employees stepping into their first management role. It is designed to provide delegates with a thorough understanding of the expectations of being a people manager within Spire Healthcare and equip them with the knowledge and tools to enable them to have an immediate and positive impact on their team’s performance.

Management Fundamentals covers a wide range of topics including; the business in context, performance management, creating a high commitment high performance growth culture, coaching for performance, managing attendance and key employee relations processes and procedures.

Delegates have an opportunity to share ideas and thoughts with colleagues from across the organisation in a safe environment and are fully supported by their line managers to help them transfer what they have learnt back to the workplace.


Leadership Essentials

Leadership Essentials is a seven day programme, spread over six months to support the development of experienced and more senior managers at Spire Healthcare. It is designed to enable delegates to understand what inspiring leadership looks like within Spire Healthcare and to provide them with the skills to engage and lead a successful team in order to deliver strong business results

It is a challenging programme that encourages individuals to consider their personal leadership characteristics, raise their level of self-awareness, apply their knowledge of authentic leadership to create loyal followers and discover how to lead people through change effectively.

Delegates have an amazing opportunity to spend two days at the inspirational Royal Military Academy Sandhurst where they can practice and receive feedback on their leadership style. They also have an opportunity to take part in a two day work placement to shadow leaders in another organisation.

Each delegate is appointed a mentor to support their learning throughout the programme and their earning is consolidated through the implementation of a change initiative, which is worked on for the duration of the programme.

Dedicated and engaged colleagues

Our hospitals are staffed by highly motivated teams who deliver outstanding patient care, reflected in the levels of satisfaction expressed by both patients and consultants. We recognise that only by engaging and inspiring our people can we achieve these high standards.

Our local management teams are highly empowered to meet business goals and this autonomy trickles down to everyone involved in ensuring their success. All of our people are encouraged to find ways to improve the way we provide services, and therefore lead a first class patient care and customer service. 

“We understand that exceptional healthcare is not simply delivered through technical capability. It must be complemented by attentiveness, kindness, compassion and attention to detail – characteristics that are valued and nurtured at Spire."

 - Dr Jean-Jacques de Gorter, Director of Clinical Services

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