We have a dedicated Temporary Staffing Bank, which enables workers to have a flexible role within the NHS, choosing shifts to suit their needs and lifestyle.

Our team of more than 3,000 temporary staffing bank workers are a crucial part of ensuring we provide a high-quality service to all areas of the Trust.

Every individual who signs up to work for the temporary staffing bank plays their part in improving the experience of our patients and we recognise just how invaluable your flexible approach to work is.

Temporary staffing workers provide ad-hoc cover to areas across a range of specialisms and you will have the chance to experience life in different departments, learning how different specialisms operate. You will work with lots of people and you will get the opportunity to get an insight into any area you choose, if they have work available.

Our temporary staffing administration team is available to support with booking shifts, training and a whole host of other things.

Joining the Temporary Staffing Bank

If you already work for LUHFT…

If you are currently employed by the Trust, joining the temporary staffing bank is really easy. On the Staff Hub, you will find an Internal Bank Application form. Once the Temporary Staffing adminstration team have received a completed form, signed by your manager, they will get you set up on the Bank. It is really important that you do not book shifts before you are issued with a bank assignment number.

If you are an external applicant…

If you are looking to join the temporary staffing bank as an external applicant, or know somebody who might want to join us, our monthly adverts are posted on NHS Jobs. If you need information about when the public adverts are listed, please give us a call.

Our Temporary Staffing Teams are available Monday to Friday, 8am–5pm and Saturday to Sunday and Bank Holidays from 9am-3pm.

The Temporary Staffing Team at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital is based on the 2nd floor in the Linda McCartney Centre and the team at Aintree University Hospital are based in Cherry Tree House.

Both teams are available throughout the day via phone and email. To ensure your query is addressed as quickly as possible, please choose from the following contact options:

Temp Staffing Hub Team

Bookings/Cancellations/General Enquiries

Tel: 0151 529 6999
Email: luh.tempstaffing@liverpoolft.nhs.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/bankatliverpool

Medical Staffing Team

Bookings/Cancellations/General Enquiries (Medics Only)

Tel: 0151 706 3313
Email: medical.tempstaffing@liverpoolft.nhs.uk

Bank Recruitment Team

Recruitment Enquiries

Tel: 0151 529 5225
Email: bank.recruitment@liverpoolft.nhs.uk

Bank Training Team

Training Enquiries

Tel: 0151 529 0706
Email: training.tempstaffing@liverpoolft.nhs.uk

Admin Bank Team

Admin Enquiries

Tel: 0151 529 2349
Email: admin.tempstaffing@liverpoolft.nhs.uk

As a bank worker, am I entitled to enhancements on my hourly rate?

Yes, you are entitled to the following enhancements on your hourly rate:

Band 2 Night Time +41%
Band 2 Saturday Time + 41%
Band 2  Sunday/BH Time + 83%
Band 5  Night Time + 30%
Band 5  Saturday Time + 30%
Band 5  Sunday/BH Time + 60%

Saturday nights will be paid at a split rate. The first 4.5 hours at Saturday rate and the next seven hours at Sunday rate.

As a bank worker, am I entitled to sick pay?

Working via the bank means that you are employed on a casual worker agreement. As a casual worker in the Trust, you are not obligated to work and the Trust is not obligated to offer you work. However, if you are unwell and you have the appropriate earnings, you are entitled to Statutory Sick Pay, which the team will be happy to help you with.

As a bank worker, am I entitled to maternity pay?

When you are ready to go on your maternity leave, you should link in with your Temporary Staffing Team to discuss your options around maternity. Although you are not entitled to occupational maternity pay, there may be something we can help you with.

Can I work night shifts?

You can only work a night shift once you have completed 10 day shifts. A long day equates to two shifts.

Why have I been asked to move during my shift?

As a bank worker you have been booked on to your shift to help an area that has a shortage of staff. If you are asked to move, it is because an area has become even more in need than the one you are on. We will only ever ask staff to move as a last resort but when we do, it is because your help is essential to the area you are being moved to.

Is there parking available?

Parking is available at each of our hospital sites - further details, including how to obtain a parking permit, are available on our staff intranet.

How often do I need to work before my bank assignment becomes inactive?

We need our bank staff to complete at least one shift every 12 weeks to remain on the bank. If you do not do this, your post will automatically become inactive. However, if you let us know that you are not going to be available for a period of time, we can review this and do our best to keep your post open.