Recommend a Friend Scheme

  • Are you a member of shortage occupational group thinking of applying to work at Northern Devon Healthcare Trust?*
  • If so, do you have friends or family already working at the Trust that have recommended it to you as a place to work?

If the answer is YES, you can nominate them to receive a £1000 Recommend a Friend payment for having introduced you to the Trust.**

To nominate someone to receive the Recommend Friend Payment you must state in the Supporting Information section of your application that that they have recommended the Trust to you as a place to work and include their full name/role.

*List of Qualifying Shortage Occupational Groups (November 2016)

Occupational Group Speciality Grade/Band

Medical practitioners


All specialities


All grades


Medical radiographers


HPC registered diagnostic radiographer



Band 5+




ALL jobs in this occupation code with full NMC registration


Band 5+




All specialties


Band 5+


Occupational Therapist


All specialties


Band 5+

** Scheme arrangements:

  • Only one friend can be nominated per application.
  • The payment will be paid directly to them via Payroll once you have started your employment with the Trust and been employed for a period of 3 months.
  • The payment will be subject to standard deductions of Tax and NI, but will not be pensionable.
  • To qualify to receive the payment your nominee must be an existing member of staff with NDHT and must still be employed with us for the payment to be made.
  • The scheme is not applicable to employees of the Trust Bank moving to a substantive or fixed term post
  • The scheme is applicable to substantive and fixed term Trust employees only