Nursing is at the heart of children's care at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).

Whether you are a newly qualified or experienced nurse, joining GOSH will offer you an exciting and enjoyable step forward in your career.

Current nursing jobs at GOSH

Current nursing jobs at the International and Private Patient's Service

Vision for nursing

Our vision has the NHS England Chief Nurse’s vision for Compassion in Practice (widely referred to as the ‘six Cs’ – commitment, care, compassion, competence, communication and courage) at its heart. As one of the world’s leading children’s hospitals, we also believe that nurses at GOSH should be aspiring to lead and advocate for children, young people, their families and our fellow children’s nurses globally. 

Read our Vision for nursing  

Why work for us?

GOSH offers the widest range of specialties of any children's hospital in the UK, and employs more than 1,000 nurses in a wide variety of roles throughout the organisation. 
Read a message from the Chief Nurse >

Career development

We are committed to the ongoing training and education of our nursing staff and can help you develop your career in line with the Department of Health Nursing Career Framework.
More about career development for nurses >


We can also help you find accommodation. New starters can apply for staff accommodation, or get help from our Accommodation Bureau to find housing in the private sector. 
More about finding somewhere to live >

Visit us

Zoom Job fair poster

We will be holding a Nurse Recruitment Open Day here at GOSH on 13 October 2016 between 10.00-14.30. This event is open to all student children’s nurses, newly qualified nurses, and experienced nurses of all bands.

This is a great opportunity for you to meet our clinical teams, visit our wards and learn how we can help you progress your nursing career at GOSH. We will also offer interviews on the day to experienced paediatric nurses, or adult nurses with paediatric experience.

Book your place

If you are unable to attend the Open Day, we would be happy to arrange an informal visit for you to get a feel for the working environment.

To organise a visit, please email us at

GOSH will also be visiting the following national job fairs:

  • RCN Job Fair in London 1–2 September
  • RCN Job Fair in Glasgow 6–7 October
  • Health Sector Job Expo in Dublin 15 October

Hear from some of our nurses about what it's like to be a nurse at GOSH and learn more about the different roles available.

Read about nursing in different units to help you choose which roles might be most appropriate for you.

Find out more about our employment requirements for nurses from overseas if you are applying from outside of the UK.

We can offer temporary nursing positions in a range of clinical areas, supported by access to training.

Every year we host reunion tours and welcome back nurses who previously trained here.

Find out about recruitment opportunities in our International and Private Patients Service (IPP).