Staff Benefits

Working at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust brings with it many staff benefits.

Annual leave

For staff on Agenda for Change terms and conditions (all staff excluding medical staff), annual leave entitlement is as follows:

Length of serviceAnnual Leave plus Bank Holidays
On appointment27 days plus 8 days
After 5 years' service29 days plus 8 days
After 10 years' service33 days plus 8 days


The NHS pension scheme is one of the best in the country.  As a member you get a package of pension benefits which are guaranteed by law when you become entitled to them.  This includes:

  • A pension and tax free lump sum when you retire

  • Life assurance cover of twice your annual pay

  • Redundancy benefits

  • Options to increase benefits

  • Family benefits

For more information about pension benefits contact the finance department on 01535 294933 or visit

Staff Lottery

The staff lottery is open to all permanent employees of Airedale NHS Foundation Trust.  It provides cash prizes for winning staff who take part every month and also makes 50% of the prize fund available for the health and wellbeing of staff through applications for funds for staff benefits to the lottery committee.

Salary sacrifice schemes

Salary sacrifice schemes allow you to purchase benefits from your pay packet before it is taxed – potentially saving you hundreds of pounds each year.

NHS Fleet Solutions

Cost effective car leasing scheme to the NHS and wider Public Sector. Contact tel: 08448 118 228 or visit for more details. Lease a car directly from your wage each month, you will incur no Income Tax and National Insurance deductions on the benefit.

Childcare vouchers

Tax and National Insurance saving. Contact tel: 01535 294092 or email:

Nightingales Day Nursery

Onsite childcare provision. Contact tel: 01535 294092 or email:

Car parking

Car parking onsite at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust. Please contact the payroll department for further details.

Health Service Discounts

All NHS staff have access to health service discounts, an on line service offering discounts from high street shops and suppliers.  Details can be viewed at

Local Discounts

Wildwood – Wildwood restaurants offer 30% off food for all NHS employees when presented with a valid NHS ID card and in an in date voucher. Click here to download your voucher before your visit and select ‘30% off food Military & Emergency Services Discount’

The Rendezvous hotel swimming pool and leisure club, Skipton – Grand Fitness offer Airedale employees a great rate on their monthly membership fee.  Employees can join for £25 per month with NO joining fee giving a saving of £70 in the first year alone!

To take advantage of this offer call 01756 797477, email or take your ID badge when you next visit.

Khalid’s Kashmiri restaurant, Keighley – Khalid’s offer 20% off your food bill for NHS employees Sunday to Thursday if you take your ID badge with you. (Not valid on Bank Holidays or special offers and buffet.)

Company Shop – As an NHS employee, you can apply to become a member of Company Shop.

They take surplus products that are perfectly good to eat or use, and sell them in their stores to members at great value prices.

Apply here:

Our nearest location is: Wentworth Way, Wentworth Industrial Estate, Tankersley, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S75 3DH.

Costco – offers an individual membership package to current or retired NHS employees.  Membership is for a 12 month period from the date of purchase at a price of £33.60. Membership cards are valid at any Costco warehouse worldwide.

Apply at:

Our nearest location is: Leathley Road, Hunslet, Leeds, LS10 1BG