Helping you to start

Congratulations on being offered a job at Homerton!  We are delighted that you have chosen to work with us in the heart of East London.

You should have already received an offer letter inviting you to attend a Sign On Appointment and advising you of what you will need to bring. You may also find the information below helpful. Please do ensure you read this thoroughly.

NHS ID and Right to Work Checks

If you have been successfully appointed to a job with us, we will have written to you asking you to bring identification with you to a sign-on appointment. For more information on what we need to see please read this document NHS ID and Right to Work Checks.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Clearance

Unless you have signed up to the DBS Update Service, we will also have asked you to complete an online DBS application form.

Occupational Health

You will have already been asked to complete an Occupational Health Form online, which must be sent to our Occupational Health Department. Details about the privacy and confidentiality of this information can be found here.

Homerton Staff Bank

Homerton Staff Bank is our pool of temporary workers. Substantive staff may also choose to join the bank. This will enable you to work extra hours if you would like to, and if there is a service need. Joining the bank doesn't put you at any obligation to work extra shifts, but does give you that flexibility if you want it.

There are no implications in respect of tax or pay, unless you choose to work extra shifts. If you'd prefer not to join our Staff Bank, please indicate this in the appropriate section on the Staff Appointment Form.

Please visit our Staff Bank page for more.

Trust Values

Please ensure you are familiar and comfortable with the Trust Values. All of our staff are expected to embody our values at all times.


If you are moving to London from outside, or would like to move closer to Homerton, it can be difficult to know where to start in terms of looking for accommodation. There is limited accommodation on the main hospital site - Hill House which is owned by Network Homes. For more information on Hill House or to access the Network Homes website, go to Make sure you make it clear you will be working at Homerton.

There is a great range of additional accommodation for rent and to buy in the Hackney area, including keyworker housing. For more information click here.

Relocation Loan

You can also apply for a relocation loan of up to £2,000 to help you move home if this will be necessary. This can be submitted once you have started with us.

Band 8a and Above and Consultants

If you are joining the Trust in a senior management role, you are required to ensure you are familiar with the Standards of Business Conduct Policy. Please also ensure that you bring the Standards of Business Conduct Policy Declaration of Interests form to your Sign On Appointment.

Pension Information

You are automatically opted-in to the NHS pension scheme on commencement of employment. You can choose to opt out once you have started with us. Opt out forms can be found here.

Additional Information

Additional information, including information regarding payroll, pensions, tax and the Homerton Hospital site can be found here.