International recruitment

Are you looking to expand your career and take a BIG step into healthcare? 

At Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, we take pride in welcoming overseas applicants, from around the world, to join us as valued team members in providing high standards of patient care. 

With more than 6,500 staff, we have a diverse workforce from more than 76 nations across the world—we recognise cultural diversity in our Trust.

We are currently recruiting overseas candidates for the following professions:

  • Occupational therapists
  • Midwives

What we offer

  • Sponsorship of a skilled worker visa 
  • A comprehensive package to support you with your relocation (for occupational therapists only at present)
  • On-site accommodation at both Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital sites—conveniently located within about a 5-minute walk
  • Opportunity for you to experience of range of specialist areas 

For further information, please email chelwest.internationalrecruitment@nhs.net.

How to apply

If you wish to apply to work with at the Trust and currently reside outside of the UK, or if you have any questions, please end your CV and/or enquiry to .

The process

If you have successfully been offered a position at the Trust, you will be asked to complete the following pre-employment checks:

  • Identity verification 
  • Certificate of Good Standing
  • Professional bodies and memberships, if applicable
  • Occupational health assessment
  • References

For any non-UK candidates applying to work with us, we will need to apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship. This will allow you to apply for a Skilled Worker Visa, providing you with right to work in the UK. Our committed recruitment team will work with you to ensure that you are supported throughout the application process. This will be applied for upon successful completion of the required pre-employment checks.

Occupational therapists

Our therapies team at West Middlesex University Hospital are delighted to be recruiting international occupational therapists in acute medicine. You will rotate between specialist areas, which will offer you the opportunity to gain experience in the following five areas

  • Trauma and Orthopaedics
  • Stroke and Neurology
  • Respiratory Medicine
  • Medical Rehabilitation
  • Emergency Department (ED) and Acute Medicine.

Requirements

  • BSc or Diploma in Occupational Therapy 
  • IELTS level 7 or above 
    • English language proficiency—if English is not your first language, you will need to have successfully completed the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 
  • HCPC registration as an Occupational Therapist (or awaiting registration)

For further information, email Amy Carlile (Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist) at amy.carlile1@nhs.net. 

Midwives

We provide maternity services at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, West Middlesex University Hospital and in the community, supporting around 10,000 women a year who give birth with us. We are passionate about the quality of care we provide and our woman-focused approach looks at your needs throughout each stage of your pregnancy.

Requirements

Please check back soon for midwifery requirements—if you require further information, please contact the recruitment team at chelwest.internationalrecruitment@nhs.net.

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