Welcome to Chesterfield

At Chesterfield Royal Hospital we are extremely proud of our hugely diverse and multicultural workforce that has been built over many decades. We welcome applications for our roles from international applicants, both within the EU and worldwide. 

The Trust has a reputation for delivering exceptional care, training and development. There are a number of benefits to working for us from overseas, such as:

  • Tailored onboarding induction programme
  • Dedicated team members to assist with your immigration and registration queries including your transition to the UK
  • Experience of work in the national healthcare system in the UK
  • Training and development – including the opportunity to gain additional qualifications and acquire new skills
  • Excellent standards of pay and working conditions including staff benefits
  • Opportunities to experience better working hours / work-life balance
  • Our Wellbeing Hub which has a dedicated Health & Wellbeing Team, and we have a wide variety of health and wellbeing support available covering mental and emotional, physical, and financial wellbeing.

Chesterfield is renowned as ‘The Gateway to the Peak’ and is surrounded by old mining villages. Chesterfield is a town at the edge of the Peak District which opens up to the most visited national park in the UK. It is home to a rich culture and history of Roman and Anglo-Saxon settlers. The Peak District has some of the most stunning countryside and picturesque villages in the UK. Stately Homes and this stunning landscape await your arrival. It is also close to several large cities, making Chesterfield well-connected for travel, culture, and an array of leisure activities.

It has a population of over 100,000 and is close to the big multicultural cities of Sheffield, Derby, and Nottingham. It has great road and rail networks, and it takes under 2 hours to reach London St Pancras station by train. East Midlands Airport is within one hour away. www.chesterfield.co.uk/about-chesterfield/

Famous for its Crooked Spire, Saint Marys and All Saints, Chesterfield and the surrounding area has a lot to offer from pebbled markets, and modern high street stores to many fantastic places to eat and drink. www.chesterfield.co.uk/visiting/

We understand what a huge step you are making coming to work in the NHS in the UK and we aim to make this transition as seamless as possible.

Chesterfield Royal Hospital provides healthcare and community services for more than 400,00 people across Derbyshire.

We employ more than 4,500 colleagues across Chesterfield Royal Hospital, Primary Care and DSFS (Derbyshire Support and Facilities Services) as well as fantastic volunteers supporting our services.

If you would like to know more about CRH, visit our Organisation webpage. 

By rail: Centrally located, Chesterfield has great transport links across Derbyshire and the rest of the country. From Chesterfield Train Station trains to London St Pancras take approximately 2 hours, Birmingham approximately 1 hour, Manchester approximately 1 hour 15 minutes, and travelling to Sheffield or Derby only takes 20 minutes.

By road: the A6 links Derbyshire to Manchester and the M1 takes you south to London or north to Sheffield and Leeds. 80% of the population are within a two-hour drive making it an ideal location for visiting friends, family, customers, and suppliers.

By bus: Public transport to the hospital is excellent from across North Derbyshire and buses come onto the site- pulling up right outside the main entrance. The latest timetables are available on our website. Go to www.chesterfieldroyal.nhs.uk – click the patients and visitors tab at the top of the page, and you will find the ‘bus routes and timetables link’.

Staff receive a discount on stagecoach travel passes by going online www.stagecoach.bus.com or download the Stagecoach Bus App and use discount code: YRKSCHROYAL0120 . The staff in Patient Accounts in the main entrance will advise you- and they can be bought there as well.

By taxi: Local taxi numbers:

  • A Line Taxis: 01246 555555
  • Central Cars Taxi: 01246 200500
  • City Taxis: 01246 222222
  • Door2door Taxi: 01246 202020

Nearest airports:

  • East Midlands Airport – 36 miles away from Chesterfield. Approximately 45 minutes by car to Chesterfield
  • Manchester Airport - 43 miles away from Chesterfield. Approximately 1hr 30 mins by car to Chesterfield
  • Birmingham Airport – 71 miles away from Chesterfield. Approximately 1hr 30mins by car to Chesterfield Ferry terminals from Liverpool are 60 miles away from Derbyshire.

You will receive a notice confirming when and how to collect your BRP once your visa has been approved. Normally, your BRP will be available for collection at the designated Post Office 10 days upon arrival to the UK. This is likely to be the Sheffield City Post Office, the exact address will be on your visa.

To collect your BRP, you will need to present valid identification like your passport and your Home Office BRP letter.

As of 6 April 2022, we can no longer accept Biometric Residence Permits (BRP) as a form of right-to-work document. We can still use the BRP card for identity purposes and for your National Insurance number. Please provide the Right to Work share code once you have your new visa. Please use the following link to generate your share code. https://www.gov.uk/prove-right-to-work

For more information or any issue regarding your BRP, visit https://www.gov.uk/biometric-residence-permits.

For more information on the permit visit the GOV.UK website.

Registering with a doctor (a GP, or general practitioner) is very important to ensure you can access the right health care when you need it. GPs are based in surgeries (also called practices), and they will be your first point of contact for most physical and mental health concerns.

To register, search for a GP surgery based on your postcode. Use the Find a GP page below to see the nearby GP practices. www.nhs.uk/service-search/find-a-gp

From here, you can check the GP Surgery website to see if you can register online or call or email the GP Surgery.

You may need to present your passport, BRP and proof of address to register to a practice. Your welcome pack should include a letter from the Trust that you may use a supporting document.

Once you arrive, you will need to open a UK bank account to enable your salary to be paid into automatically each month. To do this, you will need two main documents that include an identity document like your passport or BRP and a proof of address. A letter will be included in your welcome pack confirming your address and employment at the Trust so you can use this as your proof of address.

The bank we use in Chesterfield is Halifax. We will help you to apply online and once you have got your BRP card and proof of address you will need to schedule an appointment to finalise setting up your account. Halifax 2 Knifesmithgate, Chesterfield, S40 1TE - www.halifax.co.uk/

Driving in the UK is in many ways very similar to driving in other European or Western countries. The rules and roads don’t differ too greatly, however, there is one key difference for many expats to get used to. Driving in the UK is on the left side of the road.

Anyone aged 17 or above who has passed their driving test can legally drive in the UK. Citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland, plus nationals from some other countries that have driving agreements with the UK, can use their foreign licenses in the UK. However, the situation may change depending on agreements reached between the UK and the EU after Brexit.

Citizens from other countries can only use their foreign license for a limited period. After this, they will need to obtain a UK driving license. You can check to see if you can drive in the UK using your foreign license on the UK government website - www.gov.uk/driving-nongb-licence

You will be paid on the 25th of each month (except where there is a bank holiday or it falls on a weekend, in which case it will be paid on the last working day before the 25th.

View our NHS ESR Paylslip guide for what everything means on your payslip.

Deductions you will see on your payslip
  • PAYE – this is the amount of tax that you pay monthly based on your income.
  • National Insurance – a contribution that covers the cost of the health service, government services and state pension contributions.
  • NHS Pension – This is your contribution to your pension that is based on a percentage of your salary e.g., 7.1%. Note that you will be automatically enrolled on the NHS Pension Scheme, so you need to opt-out if you do not wish to be included. You may download the opt out Form online through the NHSBSA website and submit it to the Pensions Office located at the Florence Nightingale Community Hospital. If you wish to find out more information on your pension, please visit: www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/nhs-pensions