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Here at HEE, we believe that the most important resource the NHS has is its people. There are few careers that are as rewarding as one in the NHS, or that give you the opportunity to work with such a variety of people. Everyone can make a difference to patients.

Health Education England (HEE) exists for one reason only: to support the delivery of excellent healthcare and health improvement to the patients and public of England by ensuring that the workforce of today and tomorrow has the right numbers, skills, values and behaviours, at the right time and in the right place.

More than 160,000 students are at this moment studying to be part of our future workforce. That includes doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics, physiotherapists and many more roles – in fact there are over 300 different types of jobs performed by more than one million people in the NHS.

Our vision is to provide the right workforce, with the right skills and values, in the right place at the right time to better meet the needs and wants of patients – now and in the future.

Working for HEE

Rates of pay within HEE are agreed between NHS Management and Trade Unions and form part of the national Agenda for Change Terms and Conditions. Separate nationally agreed terms and conditions of employment are in place for medical and dental staff.

On joining the NHS family you will receive 27 days leave plus bank holidays (pro rata) per year, this increases to 29 days plus bank holidays (pro rata) after 5 years and 33 days plus bank holidays (pro rata) after 10 years. We are also part of the NHS Pensions scheme.

We recognise that flexible working options are important to staff in maintaining a great work/life balance, and we can offer job shares, part time or condensed working arrangements to suit staff needs.


In some cases further leave may be requested by staff for particular circumstances. Examples include; carer leave, maternity leave, paternity leave, adoption leave, career break.

This scheme is designed to enable employees to spread the cost of purchasing tickets for travel to and from work. Employees therefore benefit from reduced journey costs without having to make a large financial outlay.

With the HEE cycle scheme, if 50% of the bike’s use in on travel to and from work, you can loan a bike and accessories (up to the value of £1000) from HEE with no upfront payment. The monthly cost of loaning the bike is deducted from your salary over a 12 month period.

All HEE staff members whose role involves significant periods working with display screen equipment are eligible for a free eye test. Where spectacles are found to be needed for VDU usage, financial support will also be provided to help in the purchase of spectacles.

The healthcare scheme pays tax free cash back on a range of everyday health care costs including dental treatment, prescription charges, glasses, contact lenses and physiotherapy. It also gives access to a 24-hour confidential helpline to help support your wellbeing.

For a low monthly subscription fee, HASSRA offers:

- Discounts on cinema tickets, theme park and attraction tickets
- Discounts on UK family holidays
- Discounts on family days out in the school summer holidays
- A programme of national and regional sports and leisure activities and offers.