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, including:

  • Competitive salaries + an additional London allowance of £2,500 per annum added to all permanent posts (pro-rata for part-time roles)
  • Negotiable relocation allowance
  • 25 days’ annual leave (increasing up to 30 with long service), plus bank holidays
  • A ‘refer a nurse scheme’ paying £2000 per successful recruit
  • Opportunities for continuing professional development (CPD) and training
  • Generous company pension scheme with The People’s Pension
  • 100% of NMC registration renewal paid (subject to meeting the criteria)
  • Travel loan scheme
  • Annual staff bonus (discretionary)
  • On-site restaurant with subsidised staff meals at breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Access to Perkbox Medical, which provides 24-hour access to a private GP service
  • An extensive Perkbox staff benefits package, offering a comprehensive range of discounts and access to well-being apps
  • Annual birthday gift
  • Free life assurance cover (4x salary)
  • Free eye tests and contribution towards the cost of glasses (if required)
  • Long service recognition*
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity pay*
  • Long-term disability insurance*

*Subject to T&Cs

Vacancies

Nursing vacancies

Job type:

37.5 hours per week (over day, nights and weekend shifts)

Purpose of job:

As a healthcare assistant, you will be required to support the professional and multidisciplinary team in the care of patients and the day-to-day management of the nursing department.

In addition, you will be required to provide input on the implementation of specific support tasks with patients and their families. You will also provide feedback to other members of the treatment team regarding the progress of patients, under the direction of a qualified nurse.


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37.5 hours per week. Day shifts are 7.30am - 9pm working three days per week across a seven-day period including every other weekend. You will be required to rotate between night and day shifts and complete at least eight weeks of nights per year. Nights shifts are spread across four nights per week working 8.30pm – 8:00am.

Purpose of job:

As a Registered Nurse (Mental Health), you'll use your compassion and clinical experience to help deliver the exceptional levels of patient care we're known for.

We'll look to you to provide our multi-disciplinary team with in-depth expertise and knowledge of the Mental Health and Mental Capacity Acts to make sure our patients get the highest level of care.

With no two days the same you’ll enjoy a wide range of responsibilities, from ensuring that care plans are comprehensive, to making sure that decisions from ward rounds are acted upon and, if necessary, incorporated into the care plan.

You’ll also relish the opportunity to support our unique private-paying patients who will have their own individualised care packages.


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Therapy vacancies (permanent roles)

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Therapy vacancies (sessional roles)

Job type:

Sessional

Purpose of job:

We are looking for a self-employed experienced behavioural addictions specialist, to provide therapeutic input on an individual basis. The post-holder will be required to have good knowledge and demonstrable experience of working with behavioural addictions (non-substance addictive behaviours) such as problem gambling, and technology/internet/gaming addictive behaviours.


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Sessional addictions therapist

Purpose of job:

We are looking for a self-employed experienced addictions therapist to provide therapeutic input on a group and individual basis working with inpatients, day patients and outpatients who have been diagnosed with substance abuse disorders.


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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 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:

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:

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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Don’t see a vacancy advertised that matches your expertise? 

If you haven’t found a vacancy that suits your interest or skills, but you’re interested in working for us, please still send us a message. We will keep your details on file for any future positions that may become available. 

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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