i have worked for the nhs for 32 years but i have worked for my present nhs trust employer for 9 years and 4 years of that as a band 6 nurse. Up to July this year the team was made up of two band 6 , two band 5 nurses and two band 3 health care assistants. after restructure we have one band 6 one band5 and two band 3's. so in answer to your question i suppose my job no longer exists. i have now been offered band 5 position with band 6 pay for 5 years.
i have replied to your question but i am not sure whether it is in the right place as i have not received a reply.
i am sorry i thought my message had been lost. i have not given you all information......the trust i work for is made up of 3 geographical areas,after refiguration there was three band 6 posts 3 band 5 posts and several band 3 posts. one band 6 post was given to a nurse who was on adoption leave, one band 6 post in my area of work was interviewed for and given to the nurse whilst i was off sick, the other post was in a different area and was the one i was left to interview for and was given to the nurse who was interviewed at the same time as myself. i have been told that i have been given an option of taking a band 5 post with the option of protected salry for 5 years. i would also like to know if in accepting this
post would my pension be affected after the 5 years as i have the option to retire at 55 years old and i am 52 in december.
should i have given the option of voluntary redundancy?