Nursing and midwifery

Nurses and midwives are the driving force for the delivery of new and enhanced working at King’s. So we actively search for staff who are innovative, adaptable and committed to providing superior, evidence-based care.

How we recruit

All nursing and midwifery posts, except temporary bank vacancies, are advertised in current vacancies on our site and on NHS Jobs.

We advertise for various specialties and roles throughout the year, shortlisting applicants who have met the required criteria to be offered an interview. The majority of our interviews are still being held virtually.

Newly qualified nurses and midwives

We recruit all newly qualified nurses and midwives via recruitment campaigns that we run twice a year. We advertise at various universities throughout the UK as well as in current vacancies on our site and on NHS Jobs. We also attend open days/job fairs. All newly qualified nurses and midwives complete our Preceptorship Programme training support scheme in their first year with us.

Band 5 nurses

We manage all Band 5 nurse recruitment centrally and run a number of recruitment campaigns and attend open days/job fairs every year. These cover vacancies across all staff groups – General, Theatre, Critical Care and Paediatrics. These positions are not open to newly qualified nurses.

We want to ensure you have a satisfying career at King’s with access to the widest possible choice of training. So three times a year, we give Band 5 nurses the opportunity to transfer internally within the Trust to another clinical area or specialty without going through the usual external recruitment processes. Find out more by emailing [email protected].

Return to Practice (RTP)

We support and encourage all nurses who desire to return to clinical practice. We have partnerships with Greenwich and Kingston Universities to support this programme. RTP applicants can be supported in any of our 5 sites across South London and Bromley. All applicants for RTP are considered on an individual basis to provide a bespoke clinical experience in the clinical area of their choice where possible. Find out more information about RTP.

Temporary and bank vacancies

If you are interested in temporary or flexible roles at King’s, register with the King’s Staff Bank.

Training and education

The Trust works closely with our partners in higher education – King’s College London Florence Nightingale School of Nursing & Midwifery, London Southbank University, University of Greenwich, Kingston University and the University of East London – to support pre-and postgraduate students.

In addition, we are committed to supporting all clinical staff through continuous professional growth, by offering a wide range of development opportunities throughout their career at King’s. Grants are available to support further training.

More information

Read our advice on how to apply for a job at King’s. You can also find out what makes King’s a rewarding place to work.

For other queries check this website or the Contact Us page.