The Royal Hospital Chelsea is home to the Chelsea Pensioners and exists to provide these veterans with the care and comradeship they need in recognition of their service to the nation.

The Royal Hospital Chelsea is a unique organisation with over 300 years of heritage and is an important national institution with a military-based culture. As a member of the team you will be commited to supporting both the organisation and the Pensioners and will strive to meet the Hospital's core values of Nurture Belonging, Respect Individuals, Encourage Pride & Enjoy Life. Please see our Mission, Vision & Values document for further information. If you feel your values fit with our own, and you are interested in becoming a member of the Royal Hospital Chelsea team, then please review our current opportunities below.

The Royal Hospital Chelsea is an equal opportunities employer and candidates will be shortlisted and recruited on the sole basis of their relevant skills, experience and knowledge. Application forms can be downloaded directly from within each of the job listings.

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Grinling Gibbons statue of Charles II
The story behind the statue

On 3 August 2021 it will be 300 years since Grinling Gibbons’ death. Gibbons is celebrated as arguably the greatest decorative wood carver in British history. However, at the Royal Hospital we know him as the artist responsible for the striking gilded statue of our founder that stands in Figure Court – named in its honour. 

HRH Duke of Gloucester meeting Pensioner Tony Judge
Hope and happiness as Chelsea Pensioners celebrate the return of Founder’s Day

Founder’s Day is the highlight of the Royal Hospital’s calendar. Ever since 1692, it has been held on or close to 29 May – the birth of King Charles II and the date of his restoration to the throne. 

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