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 use assessment centres as the main form of interviewing for candidates recruited via this route. The centres aim to evaluate your effectiveness across a range of criteria using multiple assessment techniques.

Band 5 nurses

We manage all Band 5 nurse recruitment centrally and run a number of recruitment campaigns and hold open days/job fairs every year. These cover vacancies across all our sites in four staff groups – General, Theatre, Critical Care and Children’s. 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

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 hold open days/job fairs. All newly qualified nurses and midwives complete our Preceptorship Programme training support scheme in their first year with us.

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 and London Southbank University – 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.

Contact Us

Contact the Nursing Recruitment Team with questions about nursing careers on:

Pre-employment check queries: If we have offered you a job and you have a question about pre-employment checks or the joining process, phone 0300 303 8609 (select option 2) or 020 3299 5469.