Working for South West London Pathology
Our main laboratories are based at St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust in Tooting. It is one of the country’s principal teaching hospitals and has excellent transport links. Our local laboratories are based at Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Croydon Health Services NHS Trust.
Kingston is 12 miles from the centre of London and close to Richmond Park and Hampton Court Palace. Kingston also has good transport links into the capital.
Our other local laboratory is based in Croydon in South East London. This site is well served by both tram and bus services and is near to central Croydon which offers a wide range of shops, department stores and restaurants.
Joining our workforce
As an NHS organisation we actively recruit people of all ages, backgrounds and levels of experience. This helps us understand the different needs of the patients and provide the best possible service.
You will become part of a talented, passionate team of people, committed to providing the best care and treatment to patients. You will also enjoy one of the most competitive and flexible benefits packages offered by any employer in the UK.
All of our job vacancies are advertised on NHS Jobs, the online recruitment website for jobs in the NHS. As an applicant, you can search and apply on-line for vacancies that match your own preferences. You can also register with the site and be notified by email, when matching vacancies arise.
The benefits of working in the NHS include training, occupational health services, automatic membership of the NHS Pension Scheme (unless you choose to opt out) and study leave for sponsored courses.
Pay and conditions
The national pay system for the NHS – Agenda for Change (AfC) – is for all directly employed staff (except doctors and the most senior managers).
Join one of the UK’s best pension schemes
If you join South West London Pathology you will have access to the NHS Pension Scheme which is still one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK. Every new employee automatically becomes a member and you will get an excellent package of pension benefits. For more details see the NHS Pensions website.
Interest Free Season Ticket Loan
Any permanent member of staff working for South West London Pathology can apply for an interest free loan to purchase an annual season ticket or a business parking permit. Staff benefit from the savings available when purchasing an annual season ticket and the loan is paid back over the course of the year via payroll deductions.
Staff Counselling Service
All staff at South West London Pathology have access to a staff counselling service which provides free advice and counselling on a variety of problems such as stress, loss or bereavement, work difficulties and personal issues. The counsellors offer a totally confidential and professional counselling service to all staff.
Cycle to Work Scheme
South West London Pathology is part of the government approved Cycle to Work Scheme. The scheme allows staff to purchase a bike and other related accessories through a tax deductible ‘salary sacrifice’ arrangement over a 12 month period.