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Flexible working-time arrangements
Different models for organizing working hours and part time jobs enable greater flexibility and an improved work-life balance. There are good reasons why Charité has recently been awarded the status 'family-friendly university' and 'balancing work and family' for the third time running.
Planning for retirement
Charité offers each of its employees the opportunity of joining a state-subsidized pension scheme. This option is available to both temporary and permanent staff, as well as civil servants. As part of the Charité pension scheme, you will receive the maximum level of government contributions. These reflect your individual circumstances, and include both tax benefits and social security savings.
Corporate season ticket
In cooperation with S-Bahn Berlin GmbH, we are able to offer staff a corporate season ticket, which is offered as an annual travel card/subscription. In addition to enjoying a fast and environmentally-friendly commute to work, ticket holders benefit from savings on travel costs and qualify for other attractive offers.
Support for women
Charité is dedicated to supporting women in the workplace. Our Equal Opportunities Committee [Kommission zur Frauenförderung (KoFF)] aims to improve the position of women across all organizational levels and provides active career support. KoFF works closely with the Officer for Women's Affairs and Equal Opportunities. Both provide advice and support to the Charité Board of Directors and key staff at all managerial levels, in order to ensure implementation of our commitment to equal opportunities for men and women.
Further and continuing education and training
Since 2006, our Health Care Academy has been offering both members of our staff and external candidates the opportunity to develop existing skills and expertise. Our program includes eight vocational training courses, further training in different areas of expertise, eight professional development programs, and many other qualifications. The program offers a wide range of training opportunities throughout the year, the majority of which are free for Charité members of staff.
Our Staff Health Center [Arbeitsmedizinisches Zentrum (AMZ)] is dedicated to looking after the health of our staff. In addition to providing mandatory health care monitoring, the AMZ also provides staff with support and advice in relation to preventative health care measures – such as quitting smoking and creating a healthy working environment – and provides advice in relation to psycho-social issues.
Every day, members of staff from more than 89 countries are actively engaged in research, teaching and health care provision, working together for the benefit of medical progress. A crucial part of our success lies in our ability to develop ways of thinking that transcend national borders, and our willingness to engage in an international exchange of ideas. Be it Erasmus students or guest researchers, many of our international guests find they need help with issues or questions that are specific to living and working in Germany. Staff at our Charité Welcome Center can provide active assistance and support, as well as providing useful tips on life in Berlin.
We provide individualized career development support, which is planned to reflect your personal circumstances and career plans. Support offered includes a number of measures and activities aimed at greatly enhancing your skills and career development. Both the Office of Human Resource Development and the Health Care Academy will be able to provide the relevant support.
All Charité employees are paid in accordance with the relevant collective agreement (Tarifvertrag), and receive an attractive salary that is subject to regular pay increases. Separate collective agreements, setting out the rights and responsibilities of Charité and its employees, are in place for the different occupational groups.
For detailed information on the collective bargaining agreements currently in place, please refer to the information below:
Tarifvertrag öffentlicher Dienst (TVöD) VKA-K | Ergänzungstarifvertrag für die Charité (p.139 ff) | TV Überleitung – VKA (p. 153 ff) - umbrella agreements on pay and conditions
Entgelttabellen TVöD (Entgeltgruppen 1-15 and P 5 – P16) - collective agreement on pay and grading
Tarifvertrag für Ärztinnen und Ärzte (TV-Ä) - collective agreement on Physicians' pay and conditions
Balancing work and family
The Office of Family Affairs aims to make family-friendliness an integral part of the Charité working and learning environments, and provides information, advice and support on combining work and family to both students and staff.