Why choose us 

Work for the UK’s top NHS trust

We are one of the largest and most successful NHS trusts in the country. Almost all services at UCLH operate from new or newly refurbished facilities.

We have a reputation as a centre of clinical excellence

  • Our hospitals are in great central London locations
  • We have new facilities and state-of-the-art medical technology
  • The wide range of career opportunities that we can offer

For the following three years, UCLH has been in the top 20% of all NHS Trusts for the overall staff engagement score in the NHS Staff Survey.

  • What we offer

    UCLH offers a range of specialties and job roles, which means that you can spend your entire career here. Working in a lively and vibrant environment with new facilities and state-of-the-art medical technology, you can be confident you can develop your skills.

    Delivering top-quality services depends on our ability to recruit and keep good staff. A vital part of this is that we support your career progression. We continually invest in learning and development opportunities that are tailored to individuals' needs.

    As a central London trust, we’re based in one of the most expensive areas of the UK. That’s why it’s important that we pay staff as much as we can reasonably afford. To demonstrate our commitment in this area, we became the first NHS employer in the capital to sign up as a London Living Wage Employer.

    The UCLH Institute is the “home of learning”, providing multi-professional opportunities for staff to learn and enhance their knowledge and skills. On arrival, our new starters will attend our innovative induction, accessing the UCLH Learning Portal to complete mandatory and essential for role training. A full range of UCLH Institute opportunities can be found here.

    We strive to create a healthy working environment, where teamwork is valued. Staff are encouraged to give and receive feedback, and to listen to and respect each other. However we know that life isn't all about work so we offer other benefits to help you maintain a work-life balance. These include:

  • Commitment to our staff

    Delivering top-quality services depends on our ability to recruit and keep good staff. We are constantly developing schemes to make the best use of the skills and knowledge of our existing staff, as well as attracting new talent. 

    Each year we recruit around 1,200 new staff members across our seven hospital sites.

  • Local, national and international focus

    Our teaching and research provides for innovative developments in partnership with other trusts and academic institutions in the and internationally. Visit the UCL partners website for more information.

  • Great location

    We are located in central London, with access to great transport links and world-famous restaurants, shops, theatres and parks.

  • Staff experience team

    At UCLH we have a dedicated Staff Experience team, who work with staff to ensure they have the support they need to be successful. We have built a comprehensive package of staff benefits, including staff accommodation, the staff nursery, the cycle to work scheme and various retail and restaurant offers exclusive to UCLH employees.

    We want our staff to lead our new initiatives so that we can make sure we always improving their experience, and carry out on-going staff surveys and a staff suggestion scheme to make sure we get it right. If you work for UCLH, you can be sure your voice will be heard.

 What our staff say...

  • I genuinely look forward to every nursing shift and I find research exciting too – they both complement each other.

  • Training and development is not just something that’s put on a plaque on the wall. It actually happens. And it’s achieved by the dedicated teaching staff, mentors and qualified neonatal nursing staff.

  • I like a fast-paced environment where you have to make decisions quickly. I also like to analyse things and solve problems.

  • I remember looking at the kind nurses who were looking after me and thinking I can’t wait to do your job!

  • Sharing these emotional and momentous early days with women and their families is a very special and unique opportunity.

  • Supporting our nurses in this vital role is a real privilege and it never ceases to amaze me how much dedication people have to ensuring that their students can learn to deliver high quality care.

  • Our attitude to new born babies has changed over the years – it is no longer what we do to babies, but how we work with the baby.

  • I like the interaction with patients. It’s very rewarding to see them recovering and getting well.

  • Nursing is a great job and there is such a good environment here and great colleagues to work with.

  • Many of our senior nurses were here as students, and one of our nurses recently retired after 36 years.

  • I love the area I work in, but I also really appreciate the huge variety of specialties on offer here.