with us

Help shape the future
of modern healthcare

Join Team Solent

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.

View vacancies

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.


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
  • 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


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

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 or visit our vacancy page to apply.


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 or visit

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 Community Sister - Out of Hours Team

    Solent NHS Trust, Portsmouth, PO1 2GJ

    Make a difference with us as a Community sister in Out of Hours If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you're looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a ...

    • Salary: £30,401 - £37,267 p.a.

      Posted: 16/08/2019

      Job Type: Permanent

    • Closing Date: 01/09/2019

      Staff Group: Nursing & Midwifery Registered

      Job Ref: 449-ASP514

  • n Community Nursing Sister

    Solent NHS Trust, Southampton, SO16 4XE

    Are you currently working as a Band 5 or 6 in an Acute Hospital or other Healthcare setting, but looking to develop your nursing carer in the community? We want you to join our team! Adults Southampton are looking for experienced Nurses to work as Band 6 Community Sisters across Southampton City. A ...

    • Salary: £30,401 - £37,267 p.a.

      Posted: 16/08/2019

      Job Type: Permanent

    • Closing Date: 01/09/2019

      Staff Group: Nursing & Midwifery Registered

      Job Ref: 449-AS0666

  • n Senior Clinical Psychologist

    Solent NHS Trust, Portsmouth, PO4 8LD

    We are currently seeking to recruit a motivated and enthusiastic Clinical Psychologist who is keen on working predominantly in our QNCC Accredited CAMHS-Learning Disabilities and CDC Team in Portsmouth and South-East Hampshire. This post will also include a role to support service delivery and ...

    • Salary: £46,606 - £50,819 p.a. pro rata

      Posted: 16/08/2019

      Job Type: Permanent

    • Closing Date: 01/09/2019

      Staff Group: Allied Health Professionals

      Job Ref: 449-CSP259

  • n Hostess Supervisor

    Solent NHS Trust, Southampton, SO14 0YG

    An exciting opportunity has arisen in Solent NHS Trust for a Hostess Supervisor at the Royal South Hants Hospital. The individual must be enthusiastic, committed and flexible to providing a full range of Hostess services. Experience in a similar role will be an advantage. For more information, ...

    • Salary: £18,813 - £20,795 p.a. pro rata

      Posted: 16/08/2019

      Job Type: Permanent

    • Closing Date: 30/08/2019

      Staff Group: Estates & Ancillary

      Job Ref: 449-CP677

  • n Catering Assistant

    Solent NHS Trust, Southampton, SO16 4XE

    We're currently recruiting for a Catering Assistant to join our team at the Western Community Hospital in Southampton! As a Catering Assistant, you will be required to assist in delivering a high quality catering service to patients, staffand visitor's. You will be part of a well established team ...

    • Salary: £17,652 - 19,020 p.a. pro rata

      Posted: 16/08/2019

      Job Type: Permanent

    • Closing Date: 30/08/2019

      Staff Group: Estates & Ancillary

      Job Ref: 449-CP675

  • n Temporary Staffing Co-ordinator

    Solent NHS Trust, Southampton, SO19 8BR

    The Bank Staffing Service has an exciting opportunity for someone to join our friendly team as a Temporary Staffing Coordinator. The Bank Staffing Service is a busy and diverse working environment and provides temporary clinical and administration staff to services across Solent NHS Trust. We pride ...

    • Salary: £18,813 - £20,795 p.a.

      Posted: 16/08/2019

      Job Type: Permanent

    • Closing Date: 19/08/2019

      Staff Group: Administrative & Clerical

      Job Ref: 449-CP638

  • n Activity Coordinator

    Solent NHS Trust, Portsmouth, PO1 2GJ

    An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated individual to join our inpatient therapy team! This is a new post for an Activity Coordinator, working closely with both Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy colleagues. As the Activity coordinator, you will play an important role in a patient's ...

    • Salary: £17,652 - £19,020 p.a. pro rata

      Posted: 15/08/2019

      Job Type: Permanent

    • Closing Date: 29/08/2019

      Staff Group: Additional Clinical Services

      Job Ref: 449-ASP487

  • n Polish Interpreter(s) - Bank

    Solent NHS Trust, Southampton, SO16 4XE

    We are looking for Polish Interpreters to work for Access to Communication the Interpreting and Translation Service within Solent NHS Trust! We are looking for a range of interpreters/translators across our services to work as part of our Bank Staffing Service (as and when required). You will be ...

    • Salary: Band 5

      Posted: 15/08/2019

      Job Type: Bank

    • Closing Date: 11/09/2019

      Staff Group: Administrative & Clerical

      Job Ref: 449-BSS406

  • n Senior Mental Health Nurse

    Solent NHS Trust, Portsmouth, PO4 8FE

    Are you a qualified Mental Health Nurse, looking to progress to the next stage in your professional development? We are the Mental Health Services Team at Solent NHS Trust, and are looking for a Senior Nurse to join our Adult Mental Health Residential Services teams in Portsmouth, where we have: ...

    • Salary: £30,401 - £37,267 p.a.

      Posted: 14/08/2019

      Job Type: Permanent

    • Closing Date: 04/09/2019

      Staff Group: Nursing & Midwifery Registered

      Job Ref: 449-AMH348

  • n Healthcare Support Worker

    Solent NHS Trust, Southampton, SO16 4XE

    We are seeking a motivated, enthusiastic Healthcare Support Worker who is committed to excellence, team working and patient focused care to work within the Adult District Nursing Team based in the Western Community Hospital, Southampton. We are looking for a highly motivated individual who enjoys ...

    • Salary: £18,813 - £20,795 p.a. pro rata

      Posted: 13/08/2019

      Job Type: Permanent

    • Closing Date: 27/08/2019

      Staff Group: Additional Clinical Services

      Job Ref: 449-AS0702

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.


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
Write (headquarters)

Solent NHS Trust
Highpoint Venue
Bursledon Road
Southampton SO19 8BR

Google Map
^ Back to top