Temporary nursing positions (bank)

We have shifts available for nurses and healthcare assistants (Bands 3 to 7) through the Great Ormond Street Hospital Nursing and Health Care Assistant Bank. 

By registering with the bank, you will not only have the opportunity to gain experience in the one of the world’s leading children’s hospitals but will also have access to the benefits below.

To find out more or make an appointment to visit the hospital and get a feel for the working environment, please call 0207 813 8327 or email your CV to ellie.granata@gosh.nhs.uk.   

Shifts to suit you

If you are looking for consistency in your working pattern, whether full- or part-time hours, we can arrange set shifts (for periods of anything up to a year) to cover staff members on maternity or long-term sick leave. Alternatively, we can also offer flexible, ad-hoc shifts in a variety of wards to enable you to build your knowledge and experience new working environments.

Ward orientation

If you have an interest in working in a specific area or ward, we can arrange a ward orientation with a senior member of staff. This will give you the chance to familiarise yourself with any specific policies and procedures and meet senior staff members before working a shift.   

Internal training

You will have access to a variety of free training courses, including paediatric basic life support (BLS), paediatric immediate life support (PILS) and manual handling study days. When you start, you will also attend a Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) induction day to familiarise yourself with our procedures and the specialist medical equipment we use.

NHS pension

If you already have a pension through the NHS, you can continue contributing to the pension through your bank wages while working flexible hours. 

Online booking and timesheet system

We use an online booking and electronic timesheet system so you can log your availability, book shifts that suit you and submit your weekly hours in a convenient and timely manner. 

Competitive rates of pay

Our pay rates are competitive within the London area. We will pay your NI contributions and also include your holiday pay upfront in your hourly rate so you do not have to wait for your holiday payments. 

Priority over agency workers

Many of our wards now operate a ‘zero agency’ policy which means our bank staff can choose from a wider choice of shifts. When booking shifts, you will always be given priority over staff from an external agency.

Pleasant working environment

We are currently in Phase 2 of our ambitious four-phase redevelopment programme. Phase 2A, the Morgan Stanley Clinical Building, the first part of the Mittal Children's Medical Centre, has now been constructed and the patients and staff have moved in, providing a modern working environment and an abundance of new equipment.