Our staff can enjoy generous benefits throughout their career and into their retirement. From discounts on your shopping to a competitive and guaranteed pension and generous annual leave, a job with Mersey Care job sets you up for life.

Core benefits

Full time employees receive 27 annual leave days each year. This increases to 29 days after five years' service and 33 days after 10 years. Purchasing of annual leave is also available on request. This does not include bank holidays, which are rewarded additionally depending on work patterns.

Everyone who works for the NHS contributes to the pension fund, unless you have chosen to opt out, and the majority of the workforce pay between five percent and 14.5 percent of their pay, depending on their annual salary. The Government also contributes 20.6 percent

of each NHS worker’s annual salary into their pension pots, which are fully protected against inflation and guaranteed.

More information about the NHS pension scheme can be found in a document provided by NHS Employers and further information can be found on the NHS Pensions website.

The way many of us work has changed over the past few years. Many positions are now offering a hybrid working model, allowing staff to share their time between home and the office, creating a more manageable work-life balance to suit you.

Staff discounts

Our staff can benefit from a wide range of savings all year round. Find out about these amazing benefits below:

Tired of sitting in traffic on your way to work? Why not cycle? It’s also a great way to keep fit. Spread the cost of new bikes, bike racks, and the latest tech to plan new exciting cycle routes through the online Bike Shop! Plus save up to 37 percent on the latest range of bikes, hi-vis clothing and safety accessories for your commute to work with our Cycle to Work Scheme.

New cars can be expensive, but Mersey Care staff are able to save money using one of our partners, NHS Fleet Solutions. They have many special offers which are updated regularly.

  • Childcare vouchers are available to all Mersey Care employees through Busybees Benefits. These can be used to pay for any registered or approved childcare (e.g. nurseries, child-minders, before and after school clubs and holiday playschemes) for children up to the age of 15 (or 16 if they have a disability).

The scheme is run on a salary sacrifice basis. This means that you elect to accept childcare vouchers in exchange for the equivalent reduction in your salary. The benefit of this is that you will not have to pay tax or National Insurance contributions on the vouchers. You can opt to take up to a maximum of £243 per month in vouchers and this represents a saving of approximately £80 per month for a basic rate taxpayer. The amount of childcare vouchers you are able to opt into is salary dependent.

Order the latest tech, computing, mobile phones, TVs, home appliances and much more and spread the cost through monthly salary reductions with no credit checks.

  • For over 20 years, Health Service Discounts has connected NHS staff to incredible deals and discounts at the biggest brands. Their discounts cover a wide range of industries, such as retailtravelbroadbandfinancemotoring, and much more.

Why join? The scheme is used by over 1.8 million NHS and healthcare workers, and it is entirely free to join and use. From exclusive deals to incredible discounts, we want you to save on things you need (and love). 

Blue Light Card provides those in the NHS, emergency services, social care sector and armed forces with discounts online and in store, teaming up with small and large companies across the UK. Savings can be made on holidays, cars, days out, fashion, gifts, insurance, phones and much more!

Simplyhealth gives cash back on your healthcare bills for dental check-ups, prescription glasses, physio and much more.