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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.


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


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 Practice Nurse

    Solent NHS Trust, Southampton, SO14 0YG

    Solent GP Surgeries are looking for an experienced Practice Nurse to join our Team of 5 Practice Nurses who cover three GP sites across the City of Southampton. The three GP surgeries are run by Solent NHS Trust and the vacancy is based at our Nicholstown Surgery. Nicholstown Surgery serves a ...

    • Salary: £26,565 - £35,577 p.a

      Posted: 17/11/2017

      Job Type: Permanent

    • Closing Date: 03/12/2017

      Staff Group: Nursing & Midwifery Registered

      Job Ref: 449-APC211

  • n Senior Mental Health Practitoner

    Solent NHS Trust, Portsmouth, PO3 6AD

    An exciting opportunity has become available to join our well established enthusiastic and highly committed A2i Team, at St Marys Hospital Portsmouth. The Team operates with in a full Multi-disciplinary team of senior nursing staff, specialist social workers, occupational therapists, full medical ...

    • Salary: £26,565 - £35,577 p.a.

      Posted: 17/11/2017

      Job Type: Permanent

    • Closing Date: 03/12/2017

      Staff Group: Nursing & Midwifery Registered

      Job Ref: 449-AMH277

  • n Ward Hostess/Hosts

    Solent NHS Trust, Southampton, SO16 4XE

    This is a rewarding role for any proud caterer and experienced person looking for an opportuntiy to help improve the patient experience at the Royal South Hants Hospital. We are looking to recruit 4 posts to cover a 7 day service. This will consist of the following posts - 1 x 30 hours, 1 x 16.25 ...

    • Salary: £15,404 - £15,671 p.a. pro rata

      Posted: 17/11/2017

      Job Type: Permanent

    • Closing Date: 03/12/2017

      Staff Group: Estates & Ancillary

      Job Ref: 449-CP494

  • n Ward Housekeeping

    Solent NHS Trust, Southampton, SO16 4XE

    An opportunity has arisen for Housekeepers to join the team at the Royal South Hants Hospital. You will be part of a highly motivated team which is dedicated to providing a clean, safe and caring environment for patients following the guidelines of the National Standards of Cleanliness. You will be ...

    • Salary: £15,404 - £15, 671 p.a. pro rata

      Posted: 17/11/2017

      Job Type: Permanent

    • Closing Date: 03/12/2017

      Staff Group: Estates & Ancillary

      Job Ref: 449-CP493

  • n Physiotherapy Assistant - Fixed Term

    Solent NHS Trust, Portsmouth, PO4 8LD

    Want to be a valued member of a healthcare team? We have an exciting opportunitiy within the Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Service for a keen individual who wants to be part of a well-supported and caring team. The role of a Physiotherapy Assistant is vital for the smooth running of the MSK ...

    • Salary: £15,404 - £18,157 p.a. pro rata

      Posted: 17/11/2017

      Job Type: Fixed term

    • Closing Date: 03/12/2017

      Staff Group: Allied Health Professionals

      Job Ref: 449-ASP373

  • n Health Care Support Worker

    Solent NHS Trust, Portsmouth, PO4 8LD

    An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 2 Health Care Support Worker to join our team at Brooker ward, The Limes, St James Hospital. Brooker ward is an Older Persons Mental Health ward, where we assess and plan care for older people who are in an acute mental health crisis, and who often have ...

    • Salary: £15,404 - £18157 p.a. pro rata

      Posted: 17/11/2017

      Job Type: Permanent

    • Closing Date: 03/12/2017

      Staff Group: Additional Clinical Services

      Job Ref: 449-AMH276

  • n Senior Children’s Community Nurse

    Solent NHS Trust, Southampton, SO16 4XE

    At Solent NHS Trust, we are committed to putting patient care first and we are always looking for dedicated professionals who share our HEART values and our passion for delivering high quality care. Our Integrated Children’s Community Nursing Service is looking for an enthusiastic, registered ...

    • Salary: £26,565 - £35,577 p.a.

      Posted: 17/11/2017

      Job Type: Permanent

    • Closing Date: 03/12/2017

      Staff Group: Nursing & Midwifery Registered

      Job Ref: 449-CS465

  • n Patient Contact Advisor

    Solent NHS Trust, Southampton, SO16 4XE

    We are seeking to appoint a full-time Patient Contact Advisor to join the Single Point of Access (SPA) Team based at the Royal South Hants Hospital. SPA is the gateway and first point of contact for Patients and Health Care Professionals for a variety of services across the Southampton and ...

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

      Posted: 17/11/2017

      Job Type: Permanent

    • Closing Date: 03/12/2017

      Staff Group: Administrative & Clerical

      Job Ref: 449-AS0495

  • n Return to Practice Nursing

    Solent NHS Trust, Southampton and Portsmouth, SO19 8BR

    Return to Practice Are you a qualified Nurse whose registration has lapsed? Would you like to return to nursing? Solent NHS Trust are offering a limited number of clinical placement opportunities for applicants to the University of Southampton return to practice programme which commences in March ...

    • Salary: Training - Band 5 after completion

      Posted: 17/11/2017

      Job Type: Training

    • Closing Date: 31/01/2018

      Staff Group: Additional Clinical Services

      Job Ref: 449-CP491

  • n CAMHS Team Manager

    Solent NHS Trust, Southampton, SO16 4XE

    Come and join us and be part of a caring and dynamic team working with children & families within a progressive community trust. This is a great opportunity to join our leadership team in Solent NHS Trust Children & Families service line to support us in the delivery of high quality children’...

    • Salary: £40,428 - £48,514 p.a. pro rata

      Posted: 15/11/2017

      Job Type: Permanent

    • Closing Date: 26/11/2017

      Staff Group: Nursing & Midwifery Registered

      Job Ref: 449-CS459-1

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
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Solent NHS Trust
Highpoint Venue
Bursledon Road
Southampton SO19 8BR

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