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Build an exciting and rewarding career at the forefront of the NHS.

A career with Solent NHS Trust is one of the most rewarding and exciting career choices you can make. Join us and start making a real difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

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A message from the Chief Executive

“I have the privilege of leading a remarkable team of over 3,500 dedicated people who each care deeply about providing great care and making a difference to the communities they serve. Each year we make over 800,000 patient contacts - I am always incredibly proud of the compassion and empathy our staff show for the people who use our services, and the dedication they demonstrate to their team and role.

This is an organisation where our values are at the heart of everything we do, guiding the way we work together and care for people. It is an organisation which is recognised for a strong improvement culture, with learning at its core, and where care is centred around the individual. We are proud to be an organisation which is very focussed on our people.

We have a real commitment to building a happy and engaged workforce, and a working environment in which people feel happy and motivated to deliver. We support people to be at their best, offering them with opportunities to learn and develop and helping them on their chosen career path.

I hope you will enjoy reading about everything we offer and I look forward to welcoming you to Solent."

Sue Harriman, Chief Executive

Why Solent?

Great care starts with great people.
Be your best, and in return we will do our very best for you.

We are always keen to hear from like minded people who share our commitment to quality and who are passionate about making a difference. We have a wide range of career options available. Whatever your role, you will be supported with learning and development programmes to help you to continually develop.

We want to make this a great place to work. We recognise that this is not just about pay. It is also about the culture of the organisation, the relationships you develop, the opportunities that are open to you and the benefits you enjoy.

Benefits

We offer a range of additional benefits too, including:

  • Pay enhancements to reward out of hours working
  • A generous NHS pension
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays, with additional leave for long service
  • The ability to purchase additional annual leave
  • Help with childcare through the childcare voucher scheme
  • Training and development opportunities
  • An employee assistance programme
  • An extensive health and wellbeing service
  • Flexible working options
  • Free Yoga, Pilates and Mindfulness classes
  • Bitesize lunchtime learning sessions, on a wide range of subjects, to watch online anywhere

Your wellbeing

Our Occupational Health Team, which includes an occupational therapist and physiotherapist, offer a wide ranging and proactive service to our people.

We also have passionate health and wellbeing champions and our OWLES group who work together to promote a culture of positive mental wellbeing.

To help you look after your health and wellbeing we offer:

  • Wellbeing and healthy lifestyle checks
  • Health and wellbeing training for staff and managers
  • Solent Clubs, including a running club, netball club and a choir
  • Yoga, Pilates and Mindfulness sessions
  • Advice on workplace adjustments
  • Rehabilitation and support
  • Immunisations against infectious diseases and illnesses that are common in the workplace, such as flu

Apprenticeships

For people who are looking to kick start their career, or re-train in something new, we offer both clinical and non-clinical paid apprenticeships.

An apprenticeship offers a great alternative to A-levels or university. Our teams will give you the continuous support you need to complete your apprenticeship which will often lead to permanent employment with us.

Apprenticeships mix on-the-job training with classroom learning. An apprenticeship will provide you with the skills you need and will lead to a nationally recognised qualification. By undertaking an apprenticeship with us, alongside the knowledge from studying, you will develop practical skills and gain hands-on experience.

You can choose from a variety of different areas to work in, including:

  • Business administration
  • Clinical healthcare
  • Finance
  • Communications and marketing
  • Nurse associate and nursing degrees

Get in touch

To find out more, or to speak to us about one of our apprenticeship opportunities, please contact the Learning and Development team on 0300 123 3799 or email nicola.white@solent.nhs.uk

Temporary / Bank staff

The people who join our Bank Staffing Service are vital to the delivery of great care. They are talented people who work on an ad-hoc basis, providing expert, temporary support within our clinical and corporate services.

By joining the Bank Staffing Service you can choose when and where you work, giving you freedom and flexibility. Whether you are studying, looking for work to fit around your commitments, or wanting to gain further experience, the flexibility is yours to own.

Benefits of joining our Bank Team:

  • A pathway into a career in nursing, healthcare or administration
  • Enhanced hourly rates
  • Monthly payments, including annual leave
  • Opportunities to apply for internal roles
  • NHS Pension
  • Experience of working in a community trust whilst keeping your skills up to date
  • Training opportunities and continuous professional development
  • Generous staff discounts through the Health Service Discounts scheme

Our friendly Bank Staff Team will work with you to help you choose where you would like to work and the roles which best match your skill set.

To find out more please email bss@solent.nhs.uk or visit our vacancy page to apply.

Volunteers

Volunteering is a great way to meet people, make friends, learn skills, gain in confidence and make a direct difference to people's lives.

Thanks to the goodwill and dedication of all of our volunteers we can enrich the quality of patient's lives.

The volunteering opportunities we offer are varied, interesting and incredibly rewarding. Our volunteers help with a wide range of tasks including:

  • Befriending, talking and listening to patients
  • Gardening
  • Recreational activities
  • Helping on our wards

Our volunteering roles are not paid roles. However, any expenses will be reimbursed.

To find out more please email volunteers@solent.nhs.uk or visit www.jobs.nhs.uk

We can’t wait for you to join us!

We are always looking for the best and brightest talent. Whether you are interested in full time, part-time, bank or volunteer roles, there are opportunities with us.

View the current openings or visit NHS Jobs to find out more.

We look forward to meeting you soon!

Some of our vacancies

  • n Childrens Health Care Support Worker

    Solent NHS Trust, Portsmouth, SO16 4XE

    An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Childrens Community Continuing Care team for motivated and compassionate Health Care Support Workers (HCSW) to work with our dedicated team in Portsmouth and surrounding area. The team which consists of children’ nurses, nursery nurses / HCSW&...

    • Salary: £16,968 - £19,852 p.a. pro rata

      Posted: 15/12/2017

      Job Type: Permanent

    • Closing Date: 15/01/2018

      Staff Group: Additional Clinical Services

      Job Ref: 449-CSP75-5

  • n Children's Health Care Support Worker

    Solent NHS Trust, Southampton, SO16 4XE

    An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Children's Community Continuing Care team for motivated and compassionate Health Care Support Workers (HCSW) to work with our dedicated team in Southampton and the surrounding area. The team which consists of children’ nurses, nursery nurses / ...

    • Salary: £16,968 - £19,852

      Posted: 15/12/2017

      Job Type: Permanent

    • Closing Date: 01/01/2018

      Staff Group: Allied Health Professionals

      Job Ref: 449-CS475

  • n Immunisation School Health Nurse

    Solent NHS Trust, Portsmouth/Southampton, SO16 4XE

    Immunisation School Health Nurse (School Nursing) Term Time Contract Solent NHS Trust is forming a new team to deliver the school based immunisation programme across Portsmouth and Southampton. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a team shaping a new service. The team will deliver a full ...

    • Salary: £22,128- £28,746

      Posted: 15/12/2017

      Job Type: Permanent

    • Closing Date: 01/01/2018

      Staff Group: Nursing & Midwifery Registered

      Job Ref: 449-CS474

  • n Community Children's Nursing Service Team Manager

    Solent NHS Trust, Southampton, SO16 4XE

    Are you experienced in managing people and children’s health services? Do you have a passion for developing service integration to improve outcomes for children and families? Are you ready for your next challenge? At Solent NHS Trust, our approach to delivering children’s care is ...

    • Salary: £40,428 - £48,514

      Posted: 15/12/2017

      Job Type: Permanent

    • Closing Date: 01/01/2018

      Staff Group: Nursing & Midwifery Registered

      Job Ref: 449-CS473

  • n Communications Assistant (Apprentice)

    Solent NHS Trust, Trust Headquarters, Highpoint, Burseldon Road, Southampton, SO16 4XE

    We are looking for a confident, friendly and ambitious person to join the Communications Team. We are a small team which work well under pressure and are known for being approachable and professional. If you are keen to work hard and progress, we are keen to help you develop. We will support you to ...

    • Salary: £7.50 per hour

      Posted: 15/12/2017

      Job Type: Apprenticeship

    • Closing Date: 15/01/2018

      Staff Group: Administrative & Clerical

      Job Ref: 449-CP485-2

  • n Community Nurse

    Solent NHS Trust, Southampton, SO16 4XE

    Great opportunities within Community Nursing, now offering flexible shifts with core hours, long days and late shifts **New Long days and Twilight hours now available** At Solent we believe that we should be driving the changes that support better patient care and we are bringing together our ...

    • Salary: £22,218 - £28,746 p.a. pro rata

      Posted: 15/12/2017

      Job Type: Permanent

    • Closing Date: 02/01/2018

      Staff Group: Nursing & Midwifery Registered

      Job Ref: 449-AS079

  • n Advanced Nurse Practitioner

    Solent NHS Trust, Southampton, SO16 4XE

    Solent GP Surgeries are looking for an experienced Advanced Nurse Practitioner to join our Team of 5 ANPs and 2 Trainee ANP's who cover three GP sites across the City of Southampton. The three GP surgeries are run by Solent NHS Trust and we are proud that we have been rated in our recent Friends ...

    • Salary: £31,696 - £41,787

      Posted: 15/12/2017

      Job Type: Permanent

    • Closing Date: 01/01/2018

      Staff Group: Nursing & Midwifery Registered

      Job Ref: 449-APC215

  • n Community Sister

    Solent NHS Trust, Southampton, SO16 4XE

    Due to retirement of the current post holder, there is an exciting opportunity for a motivated nurse to join a dynamic multidisciplinary team at the centre of intermediate care services in Southampton. The Southampton Urgent Response Service is an admission prevention and early supported discharge ...

    • Salary: £26,565 - £35,577

      Posted: 15/12/2017

      Job Type: Permanent

    • Closing Date: 01/01/2018

      Staff Group: Nursing & Midwifery Registered

      Job Ref: 449-AS0508

  • n Health Care Support Worker

    Solent NHS Trust, Southampton, SO16 4XE

    Solent NHS Trust are looking for an enthusiastic and capable individual to join our Case Management Team in the Central of Southampton as a Health Care Support Worker in the Southampton Community Nursing Service. The successful candidate will work as part of a cased managed Community Matron team ...

    • Salary: £16,968 - £19,852

      Posted: 15/12/2017

      Job Type: Permanent

    • Closing Date: 01/01/2018

      Staff Group: Additional Clinical Services

      Job Ref: 449-AS0507

  • n Community Sister

    Solent NHS Trust, Southampton, SO16 4XE

    Join us and be part of a truly compassionate and caring team working to make a real difference in our community. An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Solent NHS Trust Community Nursing teams based in Southampton. There are three locality teams across Southampton, based in the East, West ...

    • Salary: £26,565 - £35,577

      Posted: 15/12/2017

      Job Type: Permanent

    • Closing Date: 01/01/2018

      Staff Group: Nursing & Midwifery Registered

      Job Ref: 449-AS0506

Our purpose:

To keep people safe, well and independent at, or close to, home.

Our vision:

To provide great care, be a great place to work and deliver great value for money.

"Staff provided compassionate care and treated people with dignity and respect.... feedback from patients, carers and family members was consistently positive." (Care Quality Commission, June 2016)

Get in touch – we’d love to hear from you!

We know how important your career is so we want to help answer as many questions as we can.

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To speak to one of our team, please call

Recruitment Team 0300 123 3916
Bank Staffing Team 0300 123 3915
Apprenticeship Team 0300 123 3799
Volunteering Team 07919 111 535
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