Easy access to central London
Our bases are all ideally situated for travelling to central London, with the majority of our sites offering access to central London in about 30 minutes. The trust is well serviced by public transport, with extensive bus services and nearby mainline train stations.
Assistance with travel costs
Whether you walk, cycle, drive or travel by public transport to work, we help make your journeys easier. We offer interest-free public transport season ticket loans to Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust employees, helping you spread out the costs of your travel to work.
If driving is essential, e.g. if you are an on-call worker, then you can apply for a car parking permit at some Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust sites.
Cycle to work scheme
Staff can save up to 40% when purchasing a bicycle and bike safety equipment through the trust's Cycle to Work Scheme, which is run under a salary sacrifice arrangement. The trust's scheme is administered by Cyclescheme.
Richmond features royal parks and historic houses, theatres, museums and galleries rich with exhibits. The town Centre features a wide variety of shops and restaurants. The River Thames runs through the heart of the borough for 21 miles linking Hampton Court Palace, Richmond town centre and Kew Gardens with central London.
Hounslow has a large shopping centre which adjoins its high street and a large number of restaurants, cafés and small businesses. London Heathrow Airport is also within the borough and is easily accessible.
Hounslow Heath is a large public open space with a local nature reserve to the west of the borough.
A childcare vouchers scheme is in place so parents can benefit from tax breaks. Savings can be around £1000 per year.
There are a number of nurseries local to all Trust sites where staff can benefit from discounts to NHS workers of up to 12%.
We are committed to improving the work-life balance of staff. Our ‘balancing work and personal life’ policy includes provision for carer leave, job-sharing, career breaks, parental leave, paternity and adoption leave.
Our staff are currently taking advantage of a large range of flexible working opportunities including part-time, job sharing and term time (or part year) working.