Why work at Spire?

At Spire, 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.

Rewarding careers at Spire Healthcare

Theatre colleague testimonial

Discover what life is like for our theatre colleagues at Spire Healthcare – from person-centred care and investment in the latest equipment and technology, to career development and flexible working.

We offer a salary competitive with other private healthcare organisations and excellent rewards, for what our colleagues consider to be really rewarding work.

We offer a number of core benefits that all of our permanent colleagues can receive:

  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Private medical cover
  • Life assurance cover
  • Health assessments

Along with a range of additional voluntary benefits to suit different needs and lifestyles, including

  • Retail discounts and cashback
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Eyesight tests
  • Dental cover
  • Good value on-site restaurants
  • Transport season ticket loans, commuter travel club and free parking at many sites
  • Car leasing scheme

We also have great programmes to recognise our amazing colleagues for:

  • The excellent work our colleagues do every day – winners receive a retail voucher via our Inspiring People Awards
  • Their long service

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

  • 27 days minimum holiday plus bank holidays
  • Employee assistance programme - support available on a wide range of personal and work issues
  • Opportunities to work flexibly
  • Social events
  • Team working
  • Quality working environment
  • Supportive personal development plan to help you achieve your career goals

Championing sustainability is a key part of our strategy at Spire Healthcare, with our dedication to reducing how much waste we produce, increasing how much we recycle and meeting our goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2030. Our consistent efforts were recognised at the 2022 Energy Awards with our shortlisting for the Net Zero Initiative Award.

We launched our first sustainability strategy in 2022, which was highly commended by the BusinessGreen Leaders Awards in the category of Net Zero Strategy of the Year, and have already made significant progress. From 2021 to 2022, we reduced our greenhouse gas emissions by 6% and increased our recycling so that now almost a quarter of our dry mixed waste is recycled.

Our drive for greater sustainability continues with ongoing efforts to cut back on single-use plastics, install electric vehicle chargers, replace gas-fired boilers with more efficient steam boilers and move away from using nitrous oxide by disconnecting piped nitrous oxide systems across our hospitals.

Taking a holistic approach, we have even embedded sustainability targets in our debt facilities. In 2022, we refinanced our bank funding facilities to incorporate a sustainability-linked element that is connected to environmental and quality factors — this is the first of its kind among UK independent hospital providers.

We believe that diversity and inclusion are core to sustaining a successful business, and we aspire to create an environment where everyone is respected and cared for, and where difference is celebrated. We want to ensure that our colleagues feel confident to bring their whole selves to work, which in turn makes us stronger as a team and as an organisation. We were pleased to be listed in the Financial Times Statista Diversity Leaders index for another year; this is an index of companies considered to be Europe’s Diversity Leaders, based on a survey of 100,000 employees across Europe.

Our equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) strategy is based on four commitments:

  1. We recognise the value of diversity
  2. We understand how it will help us deliver our purpose
  3. We respect and appreciate each other for who we are
  4. We include diverse colleagues in our problem-solving to make better, faster decisions

Colleague networks

Our colleague networks are an important part of delivering our EDI strategy – we run regular meetings, lunch-and-learn sessions with external speakers and other activities to support colleagues and patients.

Networks provide safe spaces for colleagues to discuss issues of relevance, raise awareness and competency of those issues, and influence change.

Our colleague networks include:

  • LGBTQ+ network
  • Menopause colleague network
  • Race equality network
  • Mental health and wellbeing

We have invested almost £400m over the five years to 2022

Patient safety remains the top priority at Spire Healthcare, allied to ongoing investments in quality. In 2022, 98% of inspected Spire Healthcare locations achieved the highest ratings from regulators and we have invested almost £400m during the last five years with new buildings, MRI and CT scanners, new and upgraded X-ray machines and rooms, and new theatres, mammography units, medical imaging and ultrasound units.

Spire GP, our private GP service, is now in most hospitals and the acquisition of The Doctors Clinic Group in 2022 added new capacity plus a new occupational health offering. We are developing new Spire Clinics around the country, offering minor treatments for people who can be treated by local anaesthetic and don’t need a stay in hospital.

As a people business, we work hard to recruit and retain talented people, offering colleagues genuine opportunities to grow and develop their careers, with more than 1,000 colleagues on learning and development programmes and 5% of our permanent workforce taking part in apprenticeship programmes.

Current vacancies

Our vacancies are constantly updated. Browse what roles we have currently available across all of our locations.

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