Nursing jobs Edinburgh

Here at The Guild, we work across Scotland, to place the right nurses into the right roles. We’re always looking for qualified nurses to fill positions across Edinburgh and we provide amazing pay, reimbursed travel costs and fantastic training opportunities. For the last 25 years, we’ve set the pace within the temporary nursing sector, and we have various short-term and long-term opportunities for nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants. Learn more about the nursing specialisms we recruit across Scotland or read on to discover the benefits of registering with The Guild and the types of nursing roles we have available in Edinburgh.

Ready to start your journey with The Guild? Register today and find the perfect nursing job in Edinburgh.

Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland and is made up of a historic Old Town and an elegant Georgian New Town. Famous for its castle, Arthur’s seat and lively streets. Edinburgh is the ideal place for your next nursing role.

Benefits of working with The Guild

We know our nurses go above and beyond to deliver exceptional care. In return, we provide an array of benefits and full professional support, including:

  • High rates of pay
  • Paid NMC fees
  • Travel expenses reimbursed
  • Flexible shift patterns
  • Free annual flu voucher
  • Access to voluntary training
  • 24/7 nurse led telephone support

If you’re a nurse with a valid NMC or HCPC Pin, recent experience and a legal right to work in the UK, we’d love to hear from you. Register now or contact a member of our team for more information.

Benefits of working as a nurse in Edinburgh

  • City Living – Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland and there’s something there for everyone, including tourist attractions, places to eat and drink and entertainment.
  • Fringe Festival – The Edinburgh Fringe Festival is the world’s largest arts and media festival, held annually every August.
  • Natural beauty – Not only mix of Medieval and Georgian architecture in the city impressive, but the city has a mass of green spaces and is in easy reach of the coast and countryside.


We require a minimum of 6 months UK-based experience for general nurses and HCAs. The requirements for specialist nurses and midwives will vary. You can find out exactly how much experience we require by visiting our specialism pages.

Learn more about the specialisms we’re recruiting for in Edinburgh, including:

Can’t see your specialism? Don’t worry! Visit our specialism pages to see the full list of 25 specialisms we recruit across. With so much choice, you’re sure to find a suitable nursing job in Edinburgh with The Guild.

Nursing roles available in Edinburgh

We work with a number of clients in both hospital and community settings across Edinburgh, including:

  • NHS trusts
  • Private hospitals
  • Local authorities
  • Private nursing homes
  • Community patients
  • Mental health and learning difficulty units
  • ISTCs
  • Schools
  • Prisons and custodial services
  • Research programmes
  • GP practices
  • Medical device companies

As a nurse with the Scottish Nursing Guild, you’ll receive ongoing training and support to help you deliver high-quality care to your patients and clients.

Nursing pay rates in Edinburgh

We believe exceptional skills should be recognised with exceptional rewards

Working as a nurse requires a high level of skill and our outstanding pay rates reflect this. Nursing pay rates are dependent on location, specialism and experience and we calculate our pay rates based on grades. Learn more about our nursing pay rates for Scotland, including hourly rates and sick pay. For more general information about pay rates with The Guild, including the low down on our pension scheme and bank holidays, visit our pay rates page.

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