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Nursing, Midwives and Health Care in Guernsey

Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare

Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare in Guernsey

Guernsey Island's reputation for clinical excellence gives one the opportunity to utilise and develop skills in providing services to Guernsey and the surrounding Channel Islands.

NMC registered Nurses and Midwives are offered excellent packages to work for Guernsey Health and Social Services and the following is some of the advantages.

All Nursing Candidates will have interviewing flights and accommodation paid for when attending your interview* as well as significantly subsidised accommodation.

Guernsey Health and Social Services offers single nursing accommodation to Band 5 / E Grade nurses and for Band 6 / F Grade and above, Guernsey Health and Social Services offers heavily subsidised housing for those with partners and/or children as well as relocation costs to Guernsey.

A short flight to both London and Paris makes Guernsey Island the perfect travel point for those who like to travel on days off. The Island itself offers hiking/rambling, sailing, swimming and endless other water sports activities.

Retention Bonuses

Along with an attractive remuneration and orientation package the Health and Social Services Department awards all NMC registered Nurses and Midwives a retention bonus of £1000 after one year's service along with a further lump sum of £697 each February. Qualifed staff in Mental Health, Adult Disability, Theatres and ICU qualify for an additional £3,500 after two years' service, others (including Midwives and Paediatric Nurses) do not qualify for this additional bonus.

Relocation Packages

Band Five Nurses - All Band five nurses have their interviewing flights and accommodation as well as relocation flights paid and organised*. Band five nurses will also be eligible for a £300 pound relocation cost for your personal effects to be relocated to Guernsey.

All Band five nurses are offered heavily subsidised single nursing accommodation. Couples who are both employed as full time band five nurses are able to apply for a Housing Licence*. Three full time Band five nurses are allowed to share a dwelling and apply for a five year housing licence as well. If you are Band five nurse and should be successful in gaining a housing licence either as part of a couple or as part of three registered nurses then you may be entitled also to the full housing and relocation package (please ask your recruitment consultant for details).

Band Six Nurses and Midwives - All Band Six Nurses and Midwives are offered substantial relocation packages which is directly attached to the housing licence offered by Guernsey Health and Social Services. The relocation for Housing Licence holders includes all flights organised and paid for interviews, as well as a house hunting trip for yourself and your partner from the UK as well another flight from the UK mainland (for your self and your family) to begin your position. Guernsey Health and Social Services will pay for Removal expenses* for all household furniture to be relocated to Guernsey from the UK.

* Conditions apply - please ask your Genius Health recruitment consultant for further details.

Housing Licences for Band Six Midwives and Nurses

A fantastic part of your salary package, which no other UK Hospital or Health Care organisation offers, is a housing licence for all Band Six Nurses and Midwives. The housing licence is usually for a period of five years and allows all Bands Six Nurses and Midwives to access heavily subsidised rental accommodation via a rental allowance and also assistance in purchasing a property from the local housing market. This is a fantastic bonus on top of your salary. Please speak with your recruitment consultant in regards to further full details in regards to the Housing Licence.

Guernsey Income Tax

There is also another added advantage of income tax being capped at 20% meaning your income after tax will be considerably higher allowing you to save money whilst working in a beautiful location and within a first class clinical environment.

Requirements to work as a Nurse in Guernsey

  • Our Guernsey nursing jobs generally require that you have been a registered nurse for a minimum of one year.
  • You will also need to have or be eligible for full NMC registration.
  • Register your details on our website to learn more.

Current Guernsey Jobs

Job Title Location
Paediatric / Neonatal Nursing job Guernsey Channel Islands Guernsey View job
Paediatric / Neonatal Nursing job Guernsey Channel Islands Guernsey View job
Guernsey Midwifery position Band 6 (F Grade) - Channel Islands Guernsey View job
Registered Midwives Guernsey View job
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About Guernsey

Guernsey is a British crown dependency in the English Channel between England and France - its official name is "Bailiwick of Guernsey", but it is often simply referred to as "Guernsey". Guernsey consists of the Guernsey island itself, as well as several surrounding islands - Alderney, Brecqhou, Burhou, Herm, Jethou, Sark and other islets. Guernsey island is approximately 78 square kilometres in size, and is divided into 10 Parishes. When grouped with Jersey, Guernsey and Alderney are referred to as the "Channel Islands".


The climate is temperate - with the hottest months in August and September (which is generally around 26 degrees Celsius). Conversely, the coldest month is February, where it has actually snowed on several occasions. Saying that, the temperature rarely ever drops below zero. Guernsey's beautiful weather makes it the sunniest place in the UK - and boasts some of glorious sunrises and sunsets all year round, making it an ideal place to work.


Guernsey prints it's own money - the Guernsey Pound, which is pegged equal with the UK Pound for foreign exchange rates. Light tax and death duties make Guernsey a popular tax haven, which explains why banking, fund management and insurance account for 55% of the total income in Guernsey. The tax rates make Guernsey an extremely profitable place to work, as most wages are pegged at a maximum 20% tax rate. That, coupled with the fact that the Guernsey Pound is equivalent to the UK Pound, make working in Guernsey very financially rewarding.

The cost of living in Guernsey is mostly equivalent to the UK - however some items, such as cars, jewellery, appliances, alcohol and cosmetics are generally cheaper than in the UK (due to the lower tax rates).

Population and Language

The population in Guernsey is just over 66,000. English is spoken by the majority of the population, followed by French. Dgèrnésiais, a Norman language specific to Guernsey, is also spoken, but only fluently spoken by 2% of the population - but if you look closely at the welcome messages on the tourism office in the capital St. Peter Port, you will notice that the first greeting is in Dgèrnésiais.


Food is divine in Guernsey, and no less than when it comes to seafood. Being an island, Guernsey boasts fantastic seafood, which can be savoured not only all year round, but especially during the month long seafood festival and fair, held in the island's capital of St. Peter Port each year at the end of June.

Getting there

Travelling to and from Guernsey is by either by plane, or by ferry (see link below for Guernsey Airport). Situated so close to both France and England, Guernsey is ideal as a base from which to travel throughout Europe, or even just for island hopping in the surrounding Channel Islands.

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