PAY AND BENEFITS
Removal and Relocation Scheme: The Isle of Man Government has a scheme which allows for relocation expenses to be paid to assist successful candidates in relocating to the Island. Where a vacancy is to be advertised off Island, financial assistance can be offered to a successful candidate who resides outside of the Isle of Man. The scheme is made up of three parts: a relocation grant, an interest free advance of salary and housing assistance. Relocation expenses are intended as a recruitment incentive and to enable off-Island appointees to take up an appointment as quickly as possible.
Health Service Staff Residential Accommodation: Most Health service staff will have to find their own accommodation, but certain categories of staff (and their immediate family) will be entitled to residential accommodation. The Department of Health is obliged to provide housing for some employees, which include students, locums, interview candidates, official visitors/guests and, in exceptional circumstances, employees with accommodation difficulties.
Payroll: Generally, the Departments of Health salaries are at very competitive rates. The annual salaries of full-time employees who are paid monthly shall be apportioned as follows: for each calendar month, 1/12 of the annual salary; for a part month, the monthly sum divided by the number of days worked in that particular month. Wages are paid monthly directly into the employees’ bank accounts using the BACS system. Pay day is on the 25th of each month, except when this falls at the weekend, in which case wages are paid on the preceding working day. Part-time employees will receive the same entitlements on a pro-rata basis as full-time colleagues. Employees on fixed-term contracts will receive pay and conditions of service equivalent to that of a comparable permanent employee.
Pension: Civil Servants and Health Service Workers are automatically covered by pension schemes. The Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme has four sections known as Classic, Premium, Classic Plus and Nuvos. All new entrants will automatically join the Nuvos scheme. All schemes are administered on behalf of the Civil Service Commission by the Pensions Team of the Office of Human Resources. Members who decide to opt out of the schemes will be able to fill in an opt-out form. You can find forms and booklets on the pensions pages of the Office of Human Resources website (www.gov.im/hr).
Grade Review: Department of Health employees are graded using recognised grading schemes. Employees can apply for a review of grade if the duties and responsibilities of the post have changed so that the post meets the criteria for a different grade.
Top Team Award:This is to recognise and reward teams (three to eight members) who have improved customer service through innovative thinking or high quality working practices. There is a financial incentive for short listed teams in the shape of workplace “grants”. Entrants must submit a report about their project, which will be reviewed and scored by a panel of independent judges. The top four teams will be invited to give a presentation.
Long Service Award Scheme: Under the provisions of the scheme, employees will be entitled to an additional day of leave or a day's pay in the year in which they achieve 10, 20, 30 and 40 years of service. This will not be an ongoing enhancement to leave entitlement.
Car Parking: The parking arrangements will vary, according to on-site availability. On appointment, you will be able to find out specific arrangements from your line manager.
Corporate Gym Membership: Many of the Isle of Man’s health clubs and gyms offer corporate rates and discounts to Departments of Health and Social Care staff. Staff will be able to find a pricelist on the Government Intranet. The discounts will be available on presentation of a staff identity badge/ proof of employment. Buy and Sell: Staff will be able post for sale or wanted items on the Government Intranet Buy and Sell forum, from cars to furniture to wedding dresses.
Social Events:While the Department have few official staff events, each division will organise its own celebrations and other social arrangements. News and flyers for island-wide social events will be posted on the Social Events page of the Government Intranet.
Chaplaincy: There is a chapel at Noble’s hospital with chaplains who will be available to see patients and staff.