Position closes on 29th May 2022

As the Admissions Officer you will be responsible for all areas of recruiting new Chelsea Pensioners from marketing, to coordinating applications and inducting successful applicants. Above all else, you will put the applicant first, always striving to improve their experience and keeping them well informed whilst having their wellbeing in mind.

You will process all applications and coordinate the multi-disciplinary assessments at each stage of the process. You will host applicants for a ‘4 Day Stay’, an opportunity for them to visit and experience life at the Royal Hospital.

For successful applicants, you will coordinate their move to the Royal Hospital Chelsea and be responsible for the induction programme.

You will continue to develop and implement the Recruitment Strategy, regularly reporting on current figures and projections to the Executive Board and Commissioners. You will be responsible for keeping the Admissions Policy & Procedure up to date and conducting annual reviews of the financial contributions for the Chelsea Pensioners.  

If you have any queries or would like to speak to someone about this role, please contact Jo Molendo on 0207 881 5336 for an informal discussion.

About us.

The ethos of the Royal Hospital is one that puts a premium on selflessness and companionship.  Our values of nurturing belonging, respect individuals, encourage pride and enjoy life underpin that ethos. We are united in a shared purpose, living and working together and ensuring everyone has a place in our diverse social and military community.

The Royal Hospital Chelsea actively promotes equality, diversity, and inclusion. We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of our community – the more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect the breadth of our community.

Our selection process.

The closing date for this role is Sunday 29th May and interviews are provisionally scheduled for 16th June.  Should your application be selected; we will contact you to arrange an interview where you will be asked questions relating to your experiences and key requirements of the role.

If you are successful after the interview, we will:

  • Ask for references from those you have listed on your application form
  • Check your right to live and work in the UK
  • Check any declarations you have made on your application form
  • Ask you to complete a medical form
  • Carry out an Enhanced DBS application.


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Brompton Cemetery Seed Sowing
Sowing wildflowers in memory of past Chelsea Pensioners

On 6 May, Chelsea Pensioners and members of the Royal Hospital’s grounds team joined representatives from the Royal Parks, the Royal Parks Guild and the Friends of Brompton Cemetery to sow a patch of wildflower seeds in Brompton Cemetery as part of the Battlefields and Butterflies initiative.

Chelsea Pensioner Centenarians
100 years old and still going strong

Recent research backs up the anecdote that Chelsea Pensioners not only live considerably longer than their peers outside (by over five years, on average), but that their lifetimes once they come to the Royal Hospital are extending, year on year. This strongly suggests that the care and community here contribute to greater longevity – as well as improving quality of life. 


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