Careers at Nightingale Hospital

A career at Nightingale Hospital offers the opportunity to develop your knowledge, skills and life experiences in a fulfilling and compassionate environment. We offer treatment services in general psychiatry, addictions and eating disorders, plus specialist services. Working in a leading mental health hospital means working amongst innovative, forward-thinking and committed professionals in a multi-disciplinary team focused on patient care.

Whether working within our clinical team of consultant psychiatrists, doctors, nurses, therapists; or within support services such as catering, housekeeping or administration, our team all have a crucial role to play in delivering patient-focused care to the highest degree.

Nightingale Hospital is an Equal Opportunities Employer and ensures equality of opportunity in recruitment, promotion, pay, benefits and training by adopting and following practices that are free from unfair or unlawful discrimination.

All appointments are subject to receipt of a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Certificate.

Employee benefits

We offer a comprehensive range of benefits:

  • Competitive salaries + an additional London allowance of £2,500 per annum added to all full-time permanent posts
  • 25 days’ holiday (pro-rata for part-time roles) increasing up to 30 days for long service, plus bank holidays
  • Generous company pension scheme with The People’s Pension
  • Generous company sick pay
  • 100% of NMC registration renewal for nursing staff will be paid for by Nightingale Hospital (subject to meeting the criteria)
  • Annual staff bonus (discretionary)
  • Paid for DBS
  • Death in service cover
  • Travel loan scheme
  • Subsidised staff meals
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Flexible working
  • Perkbox discounts and more

Vacancies

Therapy vacancies (permanent roles)

Job type:

Part-time (15 hours per-week)

Purpose of job:

We're looking for an occupational therapist, with a specialism in OCD, to manage a caseload of patients who have been diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder and other related disorders, including body dysmorphic disorder.

This will be a key role in a new service the hospital is launching to support patients with OCD and BDD, led by Professor David Veale.

Applications close 20 February 2022.


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Job type:

22.5 hours per week

Purpose of job:

We're looking for a therapist specialising in OCD and related disorders, that will provide therapeutic input on a group and individual basis working with inpatients, day patients and outpatients who have been diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder and related disorders. 

This will be a key role within a new specialist, 6-bedded service the hospital is launching to support patients with OCD and related disorders, led by Professor David Veale

Applications close 20 February 2022


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Job type:

22.5 hours per week

Purpose of job:

We’re looking for a lead therapist for OCD and related disorders (including BDD) who will have full responsibility for the day-to-day management of the OCD therapy programmes.

This will be a key role within a new specialist 6-bedded service the hospital is launching, to support patients with OCD and related disorders led by Professor David Veale.  

Applications close 20th February 2022.


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Job type:

Eating disorders therapist (part-time)

Purpose of job:

We're looking for a therapist that will provide therapeutic input on a group and individual basis working with inpatients, day patients and outpatients who have been diagnosed with an eating disorder.

Applications close 20th February 2022.


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Job type:

Minimum 22.5 hours per week, Maximum 30 hours per week

Purpose of job:

The lead therapist for eating disorders will have full responsibility for the day-to-day management of the eating disorders therapy programmes. 

Applications close 20th February 2022.


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Job type:

Full-time 37.5 hours per week

Purpose of job:

To manage a caseload of patients with complex needs using evidence-based/patient-centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions. To provide group and individual interventions for a designated caseload.

Applications close 20 February 2022


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Therapy vacancies (sessional roles)

Job type:

Sessional

Purpose of job:

We are looking for self-employed experienced group therapists (including CBT Therapists, Clinical/Counselling Psychologists, Counsellors and Psychotherapists) to work on a sessional basis, delivering group therapy sessions on our inpatient and day patient programmes.

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Job type:

Sessional

Purpose of job:

We are looking for self-employed experienced group therapists (including CBT Therapists, Clinical/Counselling Psychologists, Counsellors and Psychotherapists) to work on a sessional basis, delivering group therapy sessions on our inpatient therapy programmes.

This includes working in one or more of our units: general mental health, addictions and eating disorders inpatient services. 

Please note that this post is for weekend work only and face-to-face.

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Job type:

Sessional

Purpose of job:

We are looking for self-employed experienced eating disorders specialists to work on a sessional basis offering 1-1 outpatient and inpatient therapy, as well as inpatient group sessions (optional).

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Job type:

Sessional

Purpose of job:

We are looking for self-employed experienced CBT Therapists and Clinical/Counselling Psychologists to work on a sessional basis.

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Job type:

Sessional

Purpose of job:

We are looking for self-employed experienced dieticians to work on a sessional basis offering individual consultations.

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Job type:

Sessional

Purpose of job:

We are looking for self-employed experienced Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists/CBT Therapists to work on a sessional basis offering outpatient therapy to children and young people. 

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Non-clinical vacancies

Job type:

37.5 hours per week, rostered to meet the needs of the hospital

Purpose of job:

The clinical administrator is an active member of the team that works in collaboration with our ward managers and other key departments, to provide administrative services and support for the hospital. This is a dynamic role that can see the post-holder involved in various projects across the hospital.


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Job type:

37.5 hours per week, rostered to meet the needs of the hospital

Purpose of job:

Reporting directly to the Head Chef, the catering assistant is primarily responsible for assisting with the day-to-day runnings of the hospital restaurant and room service.  

Main responsibilities include:

  • Assisting with the preparation of food as directed by the chef
  • Assisting with the serving of food within the restaurant and the maintenance of a clean and tidy environment
  • Serving food and assisting diners in a friendly, polite and approachable manner
  • Assisting with room service operations and taking food and refreshments to patients, the boardroom and other venues across the hospital as required


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Job type:

37.5 hours per week, rostered to meet the needs of the hospital

Purpose of job:

Reporting directly to the Head Chef, a kitchen porter is primarily responsible for ensuring kitchen cleanliness, basic food preparation, and maintaining kitchen organisation. 

Main responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring basic cleaning jobs are carried out as quickly as possible
  • Collecting and wash up pots and pans
  • Cleaning food preparation areas and equipment, in addition to crockery and cutlery
  • Unload food and equipment deliveries
  • Keeping work surfaces, walls and floors clean and sanitised
  • Keeping the storeroom organised
  • Emptying all trash bins and ensure that all waste is disposed of promptly
  • Helping with routine food prep tasks (such as peeling and chopping vegetables) when needed
  • Sweeping and mopping floors at the beginning and ending of shifts

 


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Job type:

37.5 hours per week, permanent

Purpose of job:

Reporting directly to the Head Chef and Sous Chef, the post holder is responsible for delivering high-quality food to our all-day dining restaurant, conference meetings, patient wards and any other catering areas as identified by the line manager.


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Job type:

37.5 hours per week (on-call rota)

Purpose of job:

We need someone with a strong, all-around building maintenance experience, who can manage contractors, planned and reactive works and manage expenditure and budgets. Reporting to the Head of Estates, you will be responsible for delivering a rolling programme of repairs and maintenance for the building, undertaking electrical repairs and routine maintenance checks of all M&E equipment and machinery.

This role will be very hands-on, spending most of your time with the team and carrying out duties, rather than being based in an office.


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Job type:

37.5 hours per week, permanent

Purpose of job:

The purpose of this role is to lead, manage and supervise the housekeeping team to ensure the hospital achieves the highest standards of hygiene and cleanliness across Nightingale Hospital. Often managing multiple requests at once, you’ll be comfortable multitasking and where necessary, work with other teams to ensure tasks are completed.

This role will involve direct interaction with patients, nursing and non-nursing staff.


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Job type:

37.5 hours per week, permanent

Purpose of job:

The purpose of this role is to provide an exceptionally high standard of hygiene and cleanliness across Nightingale Hospital. Often managing multiple requests at once, you’ll be comfortable multitasking and where necessary, working with other teams to ensure tasks are completed.

This role will involve direct interaction with patients, nursing and non-nursing staff.


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Job type:

37.5 hours per week

Purpose of job:

The purpose of this role is to provide outstanding medical secretarial and administrative support within the consultant psychiatrists' clinics, helping them to deliver the best possible experience through their consultations with patients.

This position will require an enthusiastic attitude and readiness to learn. We are particularly looking for someone with a keen eye for detail, as the role is very much focused on typing and editing correspondence and ensuring results are processed and conveyed accurately.


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Work experience and volunteering

Please note that we regularly receive queries regarding work experience placements and volunteering opportunities. Unfortunately due to the nature of our patients, we are not able to accommodate these requests.

We do however work exclusively with Kings College London and take their student nurses throughout the year on placements.

We also offer four unpaid internships each year for psychology graduates giving them a chance to work within our therapy team, see first-hand how the department works and what the group therapy sessions entail. If you would be interested in this opportunity then please contact the therapy department directly via therapy.intern@nightingalehospital.co.uk

What our team say

  • “I had not worked in this industry before and it was something that I was interested in doing, so it was a great opportunity to start working here.”
  • “The standard of service is high while the Hospital serves a good cause; I’m lucky to have so much job satisfaction working at Nightingale Hospital.”
  • “I would refer a friend to work here as it is a great place to work with a very good atmosphere; in fact, I already have referred a friend to work here who now does.”
  • “I’ve worked at Nightingale Hospital for four years and it is a great place to work. I have friendly and professional colleagues who all care about the work we do, in addition to a supportive manager. I would highly recommend working here.”
  • “You really get a sense of one team working together at the Hospital – everyone supports each other regardless of their department.”
  • “The recruitment and induction process into Nightingale Hospital has been seamless and organised, while my new colleagues have been very welcoming, supportive and friendly. From my experience of working here so far, I would absolutely recommend working at the Hospital.”
  • “I get to learn a lot about mental health. I am usually the first point of contact for a patient so it can be quite rewarding to help them arrange an appointment and put them at ease, as often the patient has never seen a psychiatrist before or had mental health issues so making this process for them easier can be quite gratifying.”
  • “I get to meet and work with a lot of interesting and talented people at the Hospital.”
  • “The staff are amazing and really supportive. They take their time to explain any questions you ask. They also point you in the right direction to further develop your knowledge and understanding. I really felt part of the team.”
  • “Receiving the patient satisfaction feedback with messages of great thanks to the nursing and therapists is a fantastic part of this job.”

We believe our talented people are central to our success and have been accredited by Investors In People in recognition of this.

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