We are Benenden Health
We were founded in 1905 with the purpose of people joining together to help pay for medical care for when they might need it. This remains our core purpose today. We still exist for the sole benefit of our members and remain a not-for-profit society.
The original mission was to help provide treatment for postal workers suffering from Tuberculosis (TB). Today, our mission is to help regular hard-working people avoid the worry and complications that waiting on the NHS can bring.
Our only passion is to improve the quality of our members’ lives, as it always has been. Today we have over 800,000 members, tomorrow we aim for many more. Our vision is to be the UK’s leading healthcare community, making life better for all our members and wider society by taking the strain off the NHS.
Why you may not have heard of Benenden Health before?
If you’re wondering why you haven’t heard of Benenden Health before when we’ve over 800,000 UK members and have been going for 110 years - it’s because we only opened our doors to the general public since 2012. Prior to this membership was only available to civil servants and Post Office workers. This means you too can now take advantage of Benenden Health. And we’ve recently made some significant improvements so we’re shouting about our simple, smart, affordable healthcare alternative as part of a national advertising campaign so more people are aware of the benefits of membership.
“together we improve the nation’s health”
One thing that unites all our people is their passion for our purpose: “together we improve the nation’s health”. Because we all share this passion our employees tell us that they feel motivated and valued as individuals and believe that Benenden Health is a great place to work.
As a Benenden Health employee, you’ll have access to a wide range of benefits. Take a look at what we have to offer to get a flavour of what it’s like to work here. We wish you every success in finding the right role for you here at Benenden Health.
Help us improve the nation's health
What can we offer
At Benenden Health the number one reason our employees are proud to work for us is the fantastic team of people that work here. You’d be working alongside people with strong values and integrity. And then of course there are all of the other benefits of working here.
How we can help you progress
We can offer you training tailored to your personal growth and your learning and development. Here's a small taster of our learning and development opportunities.
We’re proud to be part of York’s thriving community. Through our partnership with York Cares, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to be able to support our local area. Here's are some of the activities we supported earlier in the year.