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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
  • 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 MHST CAMHS Team Manager

    Solent NHS Trust, Portsmouth, PO1 2AL

    Solent NHS Trust are proud to have been successful in their bid to be a part of the second wave of delivery for the Mental Health Support Teams (MHST) in schools and colleges. Under the umbrella of Portsmouth Community Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, these teams will work in schools and ...

    • Salary: £44,606 - £50,819 p.a.

      Posted: 20/09/2019

      Job Type: Permanent

    • Closing Date: 27/09/2019

      Staff Group: Nursing & Midwifery Registered

      Job Ref: 449-CSP271

  • n Consultant Psychiatrist

    Solent NHS Trust, Portsmouth, PO4 8LD

    Applications are invited for a Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry based in the city of Portsmouth, Hampshire. The Older Persons Mental Health services in Portsmouth are pleased to announce a full time job opportunity with community and inpatient clinical responsibilities for one of the catchment area ...

    • Salary: £77,913 - £105,042 p.a.

      Posted: 20/09/2019

      Job Type: Permanent

    • Closing Date: 31/10/2019

      Staff Group: Medical & Dental

      Job Ref: 449-ME102

  • n Trainee Education Mental Health Practitioner

    Solent NHS Trust, Southampton, SO16 4XE

    In line with the government's priority to increase access and availability of mental health and wellbeing support for children and young people, the new Education Mental Health Practitioner (EMHP) role is an exciting opportunity to deliver evidence-based early interventions for children and young ...

    • Salary: £21,089 - £23,761 p.a.

      Posted: 20/09/2019

      Job Type: Permanent

    • Closing Date: 20/10/2019

      Staff Group: Allied Health Professionals

      Job Ref: 449-CS711

  • n Community Nurse

    Solent NHS Trust, Portsmouth, PO1 2AL

    Come and join our caring and dynamic community nursing teams in Portsmouth and develop your expertise with us. We are looking for innovative and passionate nurses to join our Community Health teams in Portsmouth City and surrounding areas. This is an exciting time and, in recognition of the ...

    • Salary: £24,214 - £30,112 p.a.

      Posted: 20/09/2019

      Job Type: Permanent

    • Closing Date: 04/10/2019

      Staff Group: Nursing & Midwifery Registered

      Job Ref: 449-ASP489

  • n Assistant Psychologist

    Solent NHS Trust, Southampton, SO16 4XE

    An exciting opportunity has arisen in Southampton Solent NHS. The Child and Adolescent Autism Assessment and CAMHS ADHD teams are recruiting an Assistant Psychologist to work across the two services. This is a new full time permanent post that should appeal to enthusiastic and highly motivated ...

    • Salary: £21,089 - £23,761 p.a.

      Posted: 20/09/2019

      Job Type: Permanent

    • Closing Date: 02/10/2019

      Staff Group: Additional Clinical Services

      Job Ref: 449-CS710

  • n Speech & Language Therapist

    Solent NHS Trust, Southampton, SO14 0YG

    Speech & Language Therapist – Community Neurological Rehabilitation As a result of additional funding to the Adult Community Speech & Language Therapy Service in Southampton, we are looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic Speech & Language Therapist to join our innovative and dedicated service. You ...

    • Salary: £30,401 - £37,267 p.a.

      Posted: 20/09/2019

      Job Type: Permanent

    • Closing Date: 20/10/2019

      Staff Group: Allied Health Professionals

      Job Ref: 449-AS0709

  • n Senior Occupational Therapist

    Solent NHS Trust, Portsmouth, PO1 2AL

    An exciting and rare opportunity has arisen for a passionate and enthusiastic full time band 6 Occupational Therapist to work solely as an Occupational Therapist in our warm and friendly community recovery teams. The post holder would be responsible for an OT case load of complex clients in both ...

    • Salary: £30,401 - £37,267 p.a.

      Posted: 19/09/2019

      Job Type: Permanent

    • Closing Date: 03/10/2019

      Staff Group: Allied Health Professionals

      Job Ref: 449-AMH388

  • n Senior Discharge and Liaison Coordinator

    Solent NHS Trust, Portsmouth, PO4 8GB

    An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated, innovative and committed band 7 Social Worker to join our established team leading in the transformation of discharge planning and practice. Supporting the development of a health and social care system which provides needs led financially ...

    • Salary: £37,570 - £43,772 p.a.

      Posted: 19/09/2019

      Job Type: Permanent

    • Closing Date: 21/10/2019

      Staff Group: Allied Health Professionals

      Job Ref: 449-AMH387

  • n Band 6 Speech and Language Therapist

    Solent NHS Trust, Portsmouth and South East Hampshire, PO1 2AL

    Do you want to work in a dynamic, integrated therapies team? CQC recently rated Solent NHS Trust as 'Good' overall and 'Outstanding' for Caring. We have exciting opportunities for 3 full time and one part time (22.5 hours) Band 6 Speech and Language Therapists to work in schools, nurseries and ...

    • Salary: £30,401 - £37,267 p.a. pro rata

      Posted: 19/09/2019

      Job Type: Permanent

    • Closing Date: 03/10/2019

      Staff Group: Allied Health Professionals

      Job Ref: 449-CSP268

  • n Head of Business Analytics - Integrated Care Partnership (ICP)

    Solent NHS Trust, Portsmouth, PO17 6AR

    The Hampshire & Isle of Wight (HIOW) health and care system is developing as an Integrated Care System, in which Primary Care Networks, Clusters, Care Systems and Integrated Care Partnerships (ICP) are the focus for delivery. Partners work together at each level to prevent ill health; promote ...

    • Salary: £61,777 - £72,597 p.a.

      Posted: 18/09/2019

      Job Type: Fixed term

    • Closing Date: 13/10/2019

      Staff Group: Administrative & Clerical

      Job Ref: 449-ASP520

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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Southampton SO19 8BR

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