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 competitive range of benefits:

  • 25 days’ holiday 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 will be paid for by the 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


Clinical vacancies

Job type:

Full-time 37.5 hours per week, internal rotation

Purpose of job:

To provide high-quality, world-leading care for patients suffering from a wide range of psychiatric conditions.

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Job type:

Full-time 37.5 hours per week, internal rotation, preferably nights

Purpose of job:

To provide high-quality, world-leading care for patients suffering from a wide range of behavioural and substance addictions.

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Therapy vacancies

Job type:

Clinical/Counselling Psychologist 

Purpose of job:

To provide therapeutic input on a group and individual basis as and when required across all service lines in the Nightingale Hospital’s Therapy Department.

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Non-clinical vacancies

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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

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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