What's in it for you?

NHS Benefits

We value our people and support a healthy work-life balance by offering flexible working opportunities and generous annual leave.


The Trust offers competitive salaries that match skills, ability and responsibilities.


Doctors have their own national pay system.


Speciality & Associate Specialist Doctors

Junior Doctors

All other staff

All other NHS staff are part of the Agenda for Change pay system, a national framework which sets out consistent terms and conditions and fair pay scales for all NHS employees.

Under Agenda for Change, each NHS job has a band (from 1 to 9) which indicates the pay scale through which an individual will progress. Our advertisements include the relevant band.

If you join us from another NHS employer we will recognise your current experience and place you on the appropriate point on the scale. If you join us from an employer outside of the NHS, your manager will be responsible for identifying relevant experience and placing you on the appropriate point on the scale.

Agenda for Change pay scales


Employment at Royal Orthopaedic Hospital (ROH) gives you automatic access to the many benefits of the NHS pension scheme. The package is worth almost 20% of pay overall and includes an inflation-linked pension payable for life, life assurance cover and family benefits if you die.

NHS pension scheme details

Annual Leave


For hospital doctors, annual leave is defined in the national terms and conditions of service for the grade

All other staff

As a full-time employee at ROH, you will be entitled to 27 days’ annual leave. This increases to 29 days and 33 days after five and 10 years of NHS service. If you work part-time, your entitlements will be proportional based on the hours worked each week.

Other staff annual leave terms.

Other Benefits

Family Friendly Policies

We operate a full range of family friendly policies, including generous maternity, partner and adoption entitlements. Our work-life balance commitment offers a whole series of policies that cover a wide range of staff needs. Guidelines on maternity or adoption arrangements, parental leave, partner leave and special leave are all included. There’s also a Childcare Voucher Scheme enabling you to save tax and national insurance contributions on the costs of your childcare (subject to government rules). Even if you don’t have a family, you may well benefit from our support of flexible working patterns, including options to work flexi-time, part time hours and job share.

Cycle To Work

The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital (ROH) provides a number of cycle racks on site and shower facilities to try to encourage our employees to get fit and go green.

The Trust operates a bike scheme as part of the Government’s Green Travel Plan, to encourage employees to ride a bicycle to work and aid in reducing congestion and environmental pollution (subject to government scheme remaining open). The scheme allows the Trust to loan cycling and safety equipment to our employees in return for a reduction in salary (salary sacrifice) over a twelve month period (or the remaining term of your contract if fixed term). The bicycle must be used mainly (over 50% of its usage) for qualifying journeys.

Hospital Accommodation

We have a variety of accommodation available for short or long term let for staff including on site rooms with shared kitchen & bathroom and off site houses & a flat locally. The accommodation is let on a first come first served basis and is available for all staff.


Our restaurant is located in the main treatment centre opposite the hydrotherapy pool and offers a range of healthy hot meals and a relaxing atmosphere

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday

Breakfast 7.30am – 10.30am

Lunch 12pm – 18.30pm


Breakfast 8am – 10.30am

Lunch 12pm – 1.30pm


The WRVS provides hot and cold beverages and confectionary items from its shop in the outpatients department.

Market Stalls

We operate a regular shopping experience for patients, visitors and staff provided by local businesses including candles & gifts, perfumes, jewellery, socks, hair accessories, hand bags and homemade chocolate. Stall holders locate themselves outside the restaurant.

Cash Machine

There is an on-site cash machine located opposite the Xray department

Chaplaincy & Faith Services

A dedicated Contemplation, Prayer and Meditation room is located in the Treatment Centre Ground Floor. This room is open at all times for patients, visitors and staff. The room includes a wash area and items (e.g. rosary beads, prayer mats, scriptures) to facilitate your prayer or meditation.


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NHS Discounts website

NHS Consortium website

The ROH is not responsible for the contents or the reliability of external websites and does not necessarily endorse the views expressed within them. Listing should not be taken as endorsement of any kind. We cannot guarantee that links to other websites will work all of the time, and we have no control over the availability of external web pages

Supporting You

Staff Recognition

The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital (ROH) holds an annual staff awards ceremony. The staff awards are a celebration of the hard work and dedication shown every year by our employees in the care of patients at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital. They are a way of recognizing the difference staff make to our patients’ lives (staff awards 2014). It also operates 2 monthly awards for staff; Patient Champion and Patient Safety Awards. The Patient Champion Award is for any member of staff of any grade or department who has genuinely championed the needs of patients in a real and specific way. The Patient Safety Award to recognise colleagues taking clear and constructive steps to support patient safety.

Career Development

Medical Training

The ROH has been seen by Health Education West Midlands to be able to provide highly focused generalist & specialist training and has trainees within the Orthopaedic department, Anaesthetic Department, Radiology Department and Pathology Department.

These include trainees are on rotations and at various grades including Foundation Trainees and junior and senior Specialty Trainees. The training and working practice of trainees is overseen by the Clinical Tutor and regularly monitored by the General Medical Council (GMC) and Health Education West Midlands (HEWM).

The ROH has a strong reputation for Research has also been allocated Academic trainees. The Birmingham Orthopaedic Training Programme has approximately 40 trainees placed in various trusts around the West Midlands, 14 of which are based at the ROH.

The Postgraduate Programme at the ROH provides a variety of teaching methods including lectures, interactive sessions, Patient Simulated Teaching (SIMS), workshop training and Clinical Conferences. The Programme is managed by the Training Programme Director based at the ROH.

The programme regularly receives positive feedback from trainee surveys.

Shape of Training Review

In 2012 the Shape of Training review was carried out with the aim of ensuring that the NHS continues to develop a medical workforce that is fit for purpose over the next 30 years. It was jointly sponsored by various parties including the GMC and Health Education England (HEE).


Clinical Skills & Development

The Trust has a Clinical Nurse Tutor who, supported by a Clinical Trainer provide support and opportunities to both registered and non-registered clinical staff. They work closely with the HDU and Theatre Practice Development Nurses. Student nurse placements are facilitated by a Practice Placement Manager.

The Clinical Training team:

  • Support newly qualified nurses/Operating Department Practitioners in their transition from student nurse to registered nurse.
  • Support existing nurses/Operating Department Practitioners to achieve their competencies and objectives within the clinical area.
  • Support Health Care Assistants to develop and achieve competencies and objectives within the clinical area
  • Plan, deliver and facilitate a range of clinical skills and clinical knowledge based training
  • Give advice and support with interviews and career development
  • Involvement in support of nurses with performance management issues within the clinical area
  • Supporting and promoting Policy and Procedure within ROH Trust

The Practice Placement Manager:

  • Co-ordinates the allocation of student nurses into suitable clinical placement areas, 52 weeks per year
  • Ensures clinical placements for student nurses meet quality standards
  • Ensures there are adequate numbers of mentors to support the students
  • Provides education and training to student nurses
  • Provides education and training to mentors who support and assess the students
  • Provides support and advice to students and/or their mentors with everyday issues
  • Supports and promotes the implementation of the The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) ‘Supporting Learning and Assessment in Practice’ Standards, 2008
  • Works in partnership with the local universities to ensure we provide placements that can meet the student learning outcomes and skills set by the universities and NMC
  • Works in partnership with the Trust Allied Health Professional Student links, to support Allied Health Professions (AHP) students in practice.
  • Run courses & training including:
    • Mentor Update as part of Mandatory Training day
    • Student forums – (x1 per month)
    • Interview preparation and application form completion sessions – final placement students

Vocational Training

The Trust is committed to supporting the personal development of new and existing staff and actively promotes and supports a wide range of apprenticeships programmes. This enables staff to study, learn and develop their skills while undertaking their work role.

In addition, the Board have approved additional funding to support the personal development of staff in these bands. This development is designed to enhance their knowledge and skills, enabling them to provide efficient and effective work solutions and practices in order to deliver an enhanced patient experience.

The vocational education team provides a high standard of occupational training and qualifications for healthcare support workers and work based assessors. Vocational Education training includes:

  • Corporate, mandatory and clinical induction
  • HCSW (Health Care Support Worker)

Management & Leadership

The aim of management and leadership development at ROH is to ensure that the Trust has the management capability and capacity to deliver the Trusts 5 year strategy. We offer access to local, regional and national accredited Management Development Programmes and have in-house expertise to deliver, a range of management skills workshops and other development activities such as team building to ensure staff who manage and lead, are skilled and confident.

Information Management & Technology (IM&T)

IM&T provides training in a wide range of the Hospital Computer Systems including clinical systems, eLearning & MS. Scheduled training is available and informal workshop sessions can be arranged to meet your needs. Where appropriate the Trainer can deliver training in the workplace.

Cadbury Medical Library

The library houses a large collection of books and journals relating to orthopaedic surgery and allied specialties.

Research & Teaching Centre

The Research and Teaching Centre consists of the Cadbury Medical Library, a purpose-built Lecture Theatre, with tiered seating for 120 delegates, a seminar room for smaller groups (up to 25) and a coffee lounge.

Occupational Health

We have a dedicated Occupational Health team to support our employees. Our service includes referrals to counselling support and fast track physio where appropriate.

Health & Wellbeing

Healthy living and wellbeing of our staff is important at the ROH. You can find useful tips and information about making small changes for a big difference.



Our Neighbourhood

Birmingham (Top 10 Cities in the World according to Rough Guide)

Birmingham has a population over 1 million and is UK’s second largest city. It enjoys a diverse population and is one of Britain’s most cosmopolitan cities. It has a reputation for top rate clinical and academic study and Birmingham has undergone significant regeneration including a revamped city centre and train station (London only 90 mins away). It boasts an energetic cultural life with a varied arts scene, restaurants, sporting attractions and shops.

Selly Oak/Northfield

A short 10 minute walk from the hospital you will find Northfield Town Centre. The town centre contains well-known high-street shops including WH Smith, Holland and Barrett, Greggs, Argos, New Look and Dorothy Perkins. You can also find supermarkets, Sainsbury, Aldi and Iceland.

See what else Selly Oak has to offer (http://visitbirmingham.com/birmingham-areas/wider-birmingham/selly-oak/)


Selly Oak itself offers affordable rental opportunities within walking distance or short bus ride away, other similar areas include Stirchley, Edgbaston, Kings Norton and Bearwood. More family oriented areas include Moseley, Harborne and Kings Heath. If you are looking for the leafy suburbs then Bromsgrove, Alvechurch and Barnt Green are areas to consider. There are many different areas to choose from with large variances in price, so thorough research is advisable to ensure you find the best place to suit your needs.

There are numerous letting agents in the area in most local high streets. Alternatively, search online whether renting or buying via:






here are lots of schools to choose from in and around Birmingham both privately and publically funded. For more details (http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/online-admissions)


  • Birmingham City Centre is a 20 minute bus journey away from the hospital. Buses from the City Centre stop by Gate A of the hospital and run every 5 to 10 minutes. Buses to the City Centre stop opposite the hospital.
  • ROH is located within minutes of the M5, M6, M40 & M42 motorways which gives easy access to the rest of the UK.
  • Birmingham Airport is just 20 miles from ROH where more than 50 airlines operate to over 100 destinations.
  • ROH is linked to Birmingham New Street via local station Selly Oak which is about a 10 minute walk or 5 minute bus ride/drive from the hospital.