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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
  • 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 Occupational Therapist

    Solent NHS Trust, Portsmouth, PO4 8LD

    An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Occupational Therapist to join the Portsmouth Rehabilitation and Reablement Team (PRRT). PRRT is at the forefront within Portsmouth providing urgent assessment in the community for hospital avoidance, rehabilitation and reablement at home, and ...

    • Salary: £28,050 - £36,644 p.a.

      Posted: 17/12/2018

      Job Type: Permanent

    • Closing Date: 03/01/2019

      Staff Group: Allied Health Professionals

      Job Ref: 449-ASP461

  • n Occupational Therapist

    Solent NHS Trust, Portsmouth, PO4 8LD

    We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic band 5 Occupational Therapist to join our unique rotation. With the opportunity to work across In patient Older Persons Physical Rehabilitation, Children's Services and Intermediate Care including in-reach to the acute sector and integrated community team. ...

    • Salary: £23,023 - £29,608 p.a.

      Posted: 17/12/2018

      Job Type: Permanent

    • Closing Date: 03/01/2019

      Staff Group: Allied Health Professionals

      Job Ref: 449-ASP460

  • n Senior Urgent Response Nurse

    Solent NHS Trust, Southampton, SO15 2FH

    This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated Nurse to join a dynamic multidisciplinary team operating as an admission avoidance and facilitated discharge service in Southampton. The Urgent Response Service is a Multidisciplinary service working in partnership with other social and healthcare ...

    • Salary: £28,050 - £36,644 p.a.

      Posted: 17/12/2018

      Job Type: Permanent

    • Closing Date: 03/01/2019

      Staff Group: Nursing & Midwifery Registered

      Job Ref: 449-AS0608

  • n MSK Service Assistant (Technical Instructor III)

    Solent NHS Trust, Southampton, SO16 4XE

    We are seeking proactive, motivated individuals to join our highly skilled Musculoskeletal (MSK) Team within the Solent MSK Service in Southampton. This post provides a great opportunity to work within an established highly regarded and experienced team of physiotherapists while having the ...

    • Salary: £17,787 - £20,448 p.a. pro rata

      Posted: 17/12/2018

      Job Type: Permanent

    • Closing Date: 06/01/2019

      Staff Group: Additional Clinical Services

      Job Ref: 449-APC276

  • n Healthcare Support Worker

    Solent NHS Trust, Portsmouth, PO4 8LD

    Solent NHS Trust are looking for enthusiastic, caring and capable individuals to join our Palliative Care Support Team as a Healthcare Support Worker in the Portsmouth Community. You will be working alongside Community Nursing staff to support patients who are in the last weeks/days of their life ...

    • Salary: £17,787 - £20,448 p.a. (pro rata for part time)

      Posted: 14/12/2018

      Job Type: Permanent

    • Closing Date: 14/01/2019

      Staff Group: Additional Clinical Services

      Job Ref: 449-ASP441-3

  • n Team Administrator

    Solent NHS Trust, Portsmouth, PO3 6AD

    Do you want to work in an innovative and dynamic team? Solent NHS Trust Academy of Research & Improvement provides an integrated hub for training and support in Clinical Research, Quality Improvement and Clinical Effectiveness. It is committed to cultivating a culture of learning and improvement ...

    • Salary: £17,787 - £20,448 p.a.

      Posted: 12/12/2018

      Job Type: Fixed term

    • Closing Date: 01/01/2019

      Staff Group: Administrative & Clerical

      Job Ref: 449-CP601

  • n Information Systems Administrator/Business Support

    Solent NHS Trust, Southampton, SO19 8BR

    We are looking for an enthusiastic Administrator to provide support to the Information Systems team at Solent NHS Trust Headquarters! Applicants must have 5 GCSE grade Cs or above, or have equivalent qualifications. These must include Maths and English. The applicant must have good IT skills with a ...

    • Salary: £17,787 to £20,448 p.a.

      Posted: 12/12/2018

      Job Type: Permanent

    • Closing Date: 02/01/2019

      Staff Group: Administrative & Clerical

      Job Ref: 449-CP600

  • n Press Officer

    Solent NHS Trust, Southampton, SO19 8BR

    This is an exciting opportunity for a media specialist to join Solent NHS Trust's Communications Team on a fixed term contract. Your job will be to tell our stories, through the media, powerfully and effectively; focusing on some key communication priorities. This includes the publication of our ...

    • Salary: £33,222 - £43,041 p.a.

      Posted: 12/12/2018

      Job Type: Fixed term

    • Closing Date: 27/12/2018

      Staff Group: Administrative & Clerical

      Job Ref: 449-CP599

  • n Advanced Clinical Practitioner

    Solent NHS Trust, Southampton, SO16 4XE

    Are you a qualified health professional that wants to make a difference for a Community NHS Trust? The Community Emergency Department Team (CEDT) are at the forefront of service development, supporting the University Hospital Southampton in the development of its Emergency Department and we are ...

    • Salary: £33,222 - £43,041 p.a.

      Posted: 12/12/2018

      Job Type: Permanent

    • Closing Date: See advert

      Staff Group: Nursing & Midwifery Registered

      Job Ref: 449-AS0606

  • n Administration Assistant

    Solent NHS Trust, Southampton, SO18 6BT

    We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed person to join our team within a role as, Community Nursing Administrator working as part of the District Nursing Team Supporting Services across Southampton. Your main responsibilities would include: To work as part of the team to provide general ...

    • Salary: £17,460 - £18,702 p.a. pro rata

      Posted: 11/12/2018

      Job Type: Permanent

    • Closing Date: 01/01/2019

      Staff Group: Administrative & Clerical

      Job Ref: 449-AS0607

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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