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28/11/2012 at 15:47
Hi I'm a newbie/lurker!
I'm currently on mat leave from nhs, is there such a thing as a job transfer? I need to return to the nhs but do not want to return to my current job, also I am moving house which would add 20 minutes to my commute which is already 30 minutes.
I'm sure i've heard of getting transferred within the nhs, or have I made it up?!
28/11/2012 at 16:50
i work for the nhs, im not sure tbh, speak to hr but i think thats only in situations where they are discontinuing your role iyswim. i know that if you leave after ml and its not nhs (within 9 weeks) you have to pay back your mat pay but if you found another job then its continuous service
28/11/2012 at 17:15
Do I only have to return for 9 weeks to avoid paying back my mat pay? I thought it was 3 months. I've tried getting through to hr but had no luck, will try again tomorrow
28/11/2012 at 19:28
We have had transfers to/from other departments in the past however I have not heard of any happening for ages. One of the S/N I work beside has been requesting a transfer for over two years and has been told that it is now unlikely she will be moved - posts have came up in the dept she wants to go to but have been advertised externally.
I can't remember about the mat leave T&C but returning for 3 months rings a bell.
28/11/2012 at 20:20
After having my 2nd child I moved to another Trust. You can go and work anywhere in the NHS as long as you start witihin 15 months of going on Mat Leave. You also have to go back for 3 months but that doesn't have to be full time, my friend worked 2 days a week for 3 months then left
28/11/2012 at 20:48
Thanks for the replies, I've been trying to get another job within the nhs but it's not going well! I started mat leave in april, am due back end of feb/beg march (that's without having the 3 months unpaid that I could have had). Are dental surgeries/ opticians under nhs? For example if I worked at an nhs dentist would I be employed by the dentist or the nhs? Thanks!
28/11/2012 at 21:16
I believe you would be employed by the dentist not the NHS
28/11/2012 at 21:17
28/11/2012 at 21:52
What do you do as a job?
28/11/2012 at 22:38
I went on a career break after my mat leave and had to 'return' to work for 12 weeks in some capacity. I used owed annual leave and parental leave to make up the 12 weeks so I didn't actually have to return physically.
29/11/2012 at 14:18
Im a HCSW heartnurse. Ive used all my annual leave before and after mat leave. How does a career break work Rooted?
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