Payroll & Benefits


Dorset HealthCare is an NHS Trust, which means working here will entitle you to a fantastic range of benefits. These include internal benefits like our staff Salary Sacrifice Schemes, and external benefits like the Blue Light Card. We have highlighted some of the internal benefits below. For more information on external benefits, go to NHS Benefits.

NHS Pay Scales

For more information on the 2018-2019 NHS pay scales, please visit the NHS Employers Website.

Payroll / Pensions

This information is only available to internal staff.

Staff Benefits

Salary Sacrifice Schemes

Working for Dorset HealthCare gives you the opportunity to subscribe for a number of salary sacrifice schemes including:

Our Salary Sacrifice Co-ordinator can answer any questions that you may have about the staff benefit schemes and give advice on how to join. They can be contacted on 01202 277172 or at

Refer a Friend

Dorset HealthCare also has a scheme whereby you can refer a friend for a vacancy and possibly earn some extra money! You will need to complete the Refer a Friend form after they have applied for a vacancy, and before the advert for the vacancy closes. If they are successful, we will be in touch about your payment.

For more information, please visit our Staff Intranet.

Expenses on Demand

Dorset HealthCare want to ensure our staff are looked after when it comes to travelling.

Expenses on Demand is an online eTravel system used by Dorset HealthCare staff to claim for travel costs such as mileage or accommodation costs.

For more information, please email the team.

Pennies From Heaven

How does Pennies From Heaven work?

If your monthly pay is £850.17 then by signing up to the scheme you can donate the 17 pence to charity. The amount given can vary each month according to the ‘spare’ pennies in your pay – but will never exceed 99 pence.

The donations are treated as Gift Aid, so our nominated charities can reclaim the basic rate tax paid on the donations, adding an extra 25% to the value of the donations. There is no direct charge to our Trust or the NHS for operating the scheme.


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