Supporting our staff

Luca with Nurses on Walrus Ward

The happiness and wellbeing of our staff is important. At Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), we provide a comprehensive range of subsidised and free benefits.

These include:

  • massage
  • physiotherapy
  • interest-free season ticket loans
  • help with childcare
  • a wide range of sports and social activities
  • help with finding accommodation
  • a staff counselling and advice service
  • a staff recognition scheme, in the form of a monthly and annual awards ceremony
  • Culture Club
We also provide the NHS pension scheme which is still regarded as one of the best in the country.

Supporting staff with dependents

If you have childcare responsibilities, we subsidise a holiday play-scheme and offer an on-site nursery. We also offer childcare vouchers and employ a child and care co-ordinator to help you find the right childcare solutions for your needs.

We try to be as supportive as possible to staff who have particular needs at different stages in their careers. We recognise the needs of staff who have elderly, disabled or other dependents and offer them understanding, flexibility and support.

We also offer excellent arrangements for staff wanting to take maternity, paternity and adoption leave.

Flexible working

We strongly support staff in finding the right work-life balance, whether they have childcare commitments or for other reasons. The most important factor in deciding if we can support a request for flexible working is whether we can continue to deliver a high quality service to our patients, our families and our staff.

Our staff work a wide range of patterns including annualised hours, term-time working, self-rostering, compressed hours, job shares and, of course, part-time working.

If you would like to talk to us about any of these options before apply to work here, please feel free to contact the Human Resources department on 020 7829 7925.

Equality and diversity

Our patients come from many different backgrounds and we think our hospital can only benefit by having staff who are equally diverse.

Our commitment to workforce diversity means much more than having policies and procedures. We take positive steps to help ensure that everyone who works at GOSH has the same chance to develop and is treated with the same level of respect.

We are genuinely committed to equality of opportunity in employment and encourage applications from all sections of the community.

We are a Positive About Disabled People "two tick" organisation and work very closely with our Occupational Health team and external bodies to give people with disabilities the support they need to work for us successfully.

We ask all applicants to tell us about their personal information to help us monitor our processes and ensure that we treat everyone fairly. This information is not seen or used by the shortlisting or selection panel.