Working and living in London

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As a nurse working at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), you have access to one of the world's most cosmopolitian and diverse capital cities. Below are just some of the key elements which make working at GOSH and living in London such an exciting career choice.

You’re never far away from renowned sightseeing hotspots, world-class cuisine, and fantastic nightlife in London. Explore one of the many royal parks, live music venues and independent retailers, and immerse yourself in the local culture of the 32 surrounding boroughs.

GOSH is one of the top five leading children’s hospitals in the world. We are a forward-thinking, innovative pioneer of all kinds of new treatments and processes - 'See our commitment to life changing research'. Our Trust has the resources and support you need to advance your career in any direction you choose. See our 'Current jobs' page for the latest vacancies.

More than 200 languages are spoken in London – it’s an incredible melting pot of many different cultures, ethnicities and traditions. Soak up the multicultural atmosphere through the many art galleries, productions, food markets and much more.

You’ll be offered flexible working, access to the excellent NHS pension scheme, maternity and paternity leave, and up to 41 days of annual leave and public holidays.

You’ll also qualify for additional pay for working unsocial hours and for working in London.

There are so many ways to make friends for life in London. From book groups to gyms, dancing the night away, to late dinners and weekend brunches – you won’t be stuck for people to meet and new things to try.

London is one of the world’s most popular cities for a reason – there is so much fun to be had! Each borough offers something completely different to the next. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing area with good coffee and a yoga class, or a hub of non-stop excitement, London has it covered.

Access the London Visitor website for more information.

Finding somewhere to live

Moving to London can be a daunting prospect yet there are a number of ways GOSH can help you find somewhere to live once you have been made an offer of employment.

We hold a variety of residential accommodation facilities which are available to staff and let on six-month assured shorthold tenancies. This accommodation is a stone’s throw away from the hospital buildings.

Access our 'Finding somewhere to live' resources on the GOSH website.