Terms and conditions - Recommend a friend bonus scheme


Recommend a friend

  1. Definitions
    1. Recommender - A person who recommends a potential new associate to A&E Agency.
    2. Recommendee - A new associate who has not previously worked for A&E Agency or an associate who has not registered with A&E Agency within the last 12 months.
    3. Recommendation date - The date that the recommendation is received by A&E Agency.
    4. Recommendation bonus payment - Payment in the form of cash for the Recommender of the amount stated for the profession of the Recommendee.
    5. Qualifying criteria - The criteria that must be met by the Recommender, and as set out at clause 3.
    6. Compliant – A&E Agency follows Recruitment and Employment Confederation Best Practice Guidelines. Under these guidelines, associate checks are required, prior to the associate commencing work. These include: right to work, proof of identity, DBS disclosure, occupational health and immunity, professional registration, specific training, competency interview, work history, references, professional and educational certificates. Once an associate’s file is in accordance with the guidelines, the associate’s file is deemed compliant and they are eligible to work.

  2. Scheme
    1. The A&E Agency recommendation scheme is applicable to Recommenders who recommend doctors looking to work with any of our clients. This scheme provides the opportunity for recommendations to be made and bonus payments earned, and it cannot be used in conjunction with any other recommend a friend scheme within A&E Agency.

  3. Qualifying Criteria
    1. Recommendation - For a recommendation to qualify it must be submitted via the A&E Agency website. The recommender must have explicit consent from the Recommendee to provide their details to A&E Agency. Recommendations can also be made via telephone call to the A&E Agency team and a record shall be retained by the consultant on file in order for the Recommendee to be validated. The recommendation must include the Recommendee’s name, profession, contact details and the location that the Recommendee requires work. The A&E Agency team shall contact the Recommendee to verify their consent to be recommended, with the intention of securing them work engagements.
    2. Professions - For a recommendation to qualify, the Recommendee must work in the profession listed in this scheme.
    3. Compliance – For a recommendation to qualify, the Recommendee must pass the necessary checks to ensure they are Compliant and eligible to work.
    4. Worked hours - A recommendation bonus of 50 pence will be payable for every hour the locum Recommendee works for A&E Agency and for an indefinite period subject to these terms being revised at any given time. For permanent Recommendees that pass their probation, a recommendation bonus of up to £500 will be paid to the Recommender.

  4. Recommendation bonus payments
    1. Bonus amount - The Recommender is entitled to claim the bonus amount that is related to the profession of the Recommendee once the qualifying criteria, terms and conditions have been met by both the Recommender and Recommendee.
    2. Claiming bonus - Payment is tracked automatically through our system and will be paid directly to the referee by our finance department on the 15th of each month. It is up to the referee to ensure that their bank details are up to date and the recommendation bonus has been paid.
    3. Cash payment(s) - A Bonus payment is made to the Recommender once the Recommendee has met the relevant qualifying criteria, terms, conditions and the Recommender has requested payment. All recommendation bonuses are subject to tax deduction. This will be deducted at source if the Recommender is a PAYE associate. If the Recommender is not a PAYE associate, they will be responsible for their own tax declaration. Bonus payments are non-transferable.

  5. General Terms
    1. A&E Agency reserves the right to reject a recommendation bonus payment request if:
      1. the Recommendee has not consented to their personal data being submitted to A&E Agency;
      2. the Recommendee has previously registered with A&E Agency within the past 12 months;
      3. the Recommender or Recommendee have not met the qualifying criteria, terms and conditions;
      4. the Recommendee works for a division of A&E Agency that does not run a recommendation scheme;
      5. A&E Agency sees fits to do so, due to any other reason or circumstance that they deem as justified; or
      6. If Recommenders are deemed internal personnel, employed by A&E Agency
    2. A&E Agency reserves the right to:
      1. vary the terms and conditions of this recommend a friend scheme at its absolute discretion; or
      2. cancel or discontinue this recommend a friend scheme without having to pay any outstanding claims, introduce a replacement scheme, offer compensation or inform associates

Locum cash bonus table

Recommendees speciality Recommendees grade Bonus entitlement Additional terms Scheme start date
A&E, Medicine, Surgery, Paediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Anaesthetics House Officer, Senior House Officer, Staff Grade For every hour the recommendee works, the referee will receive 50p No limit of how many doctors a referee can refer. The payment owed to the referee will be paid each month. A referee will only be paid if the recommendee is a new doctor to A&E Agency, Pathology Group, General Medicine Group or GP World 26/05/2014

Permanent cash bonus table

Recommendees speciality Recommendees grade Bonus entitlement Additional terms Scheme start date
Across all specialities Senior House Officer £200 No limit of how many doctors a referee can refer. The payment owed to the referee will be paid each month. A referee will only be paid if the recommendee is a new doctor to A&E Agency, Pathology Group, General Medicine Group or GP World 26/08/2017
Across all specialities Middle Grade, Consultant £500 No limit of how many doctors a referee can refer. The payment owed to the referee will be paid each month. A referee will only be paid if the recommendee is a new doctor to A&E Agency, Pathology Group, General Medicine Group or GP World 26/08/2017

Recommend a friend