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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 Programme Director Marketing Communications

    Solent NHS Trust, Southampton, SO16 4XE

    Solent NHS Trust is both forward thinking and innovative, with a strong commitment to the development of values, culture and people. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced professional who is passionate and committed to leading change in the healthcare system. A part time opportunity (...

    • Salary: £67,247 - £83,258

      Posted: 25/05/2018

      Job Type: Fixed term

    • Closing Date: 10/06/2018

      Staff Group: Administrative & Clerical

      Job Ref: 449-CP538

  • n Occupational Therapist

    Solent NHS Trust, North Hampshire, SO16 4XE

    Children’s Therapy Service: North Hampshire (with bases in Aldershot and Basingstoke) Would you like to be part of a large, dynamic, integrated children’s therapy service? Then come and join Solent NHS Trust. We are looking to recruit a fixed term, part time Occupational Therapist to ...

    • Salary: £22,128 - £28,746 pro-rata

      Posted: 25/05/2018

      Job Type: Fixed term

    • Closing Date: See advert

      Staff Group: Allied Health Professionals

      Job Ref: 449-CS488-1

  • n Women's Physiotherapist

    Solent NHS Trust, Southampton, SO16 4XE

    Are you currently a Women’s Health Physiotherapist who would like to join our dynamic community Bladder and Bowel Team in Southampton? We are seeking a qualified Physiotherapist with a specific interest in providing patients with specialist advice and treatment for bladder, bowel and ...

    • Salary: £31,696 - £41,787 p.a.

      Posted: 25/05/2018

      Job Type: Permanent

    • Closing Date: 10/06/2018

      Staff Group: Allied Health Professionals

      Job Ref: 449-AS0552

  • n Housekeeper (s) - Bank Staffing Service

    Solent NHS Trust, Western Community Hospital /Royal South Hants Hospital- Southampton, SO16 4XE

    Western Community Hospital and Royal South Hants Hospital, Southampton We are looking for Housekeeping bank staff who will provide cleaning and food preparation services to Solent NHS inpatient wardsl. You will be part of a highly motivated team which is dedicated to provide a clean, safe, caring ...

    • Salary: £8.01 per hr (plus enhancements for unsocial hrs)

      Posted: 23/05/2018

      Job Type: Bank

    • Closing Date: 13/06/2018

      Staff Group: Estates & Ancillary

      Job Ref: 449-BSS191

  • n Porter (s) - Bank Staffing Service

    Solent NHS Trust, Southampton, SO16 4XE

    An opportunity has arisen for a porter/ security person for the security /portering team at the Western Community Hospital and Royal South Hants Hospital - Southampton We are looking for a highly motivated, reliable and enthusiastic person who works well under pressure and will develop and improve ...

    • Salary: £9.37 per hour

      Posted: 23/05/2018

      Job Type: Bank

    • Closing Date: 13/06/2018

      Staff Group: Estates & Ancillary

      Job Ref: 449-BSS175

  • n Ward Hostess/Host (s) - Bank Staffing Service

    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 and Western Community Hospital - Southampton. The post holder will be responsible for all aspects of the catering function at ...

    • Salary: £15,671 p.a. (£8.01 per hour)

      Posted: 23/05/2018

      Job Type: Bank

    • Closing Date: 13/06/2018

      Staff Group: Estates & Ancillary

      Job Ref: 449-BSS215

  • n Safeguarding Specialist Nurse, Children

    Solent NHS Trust, Southampton, SO19 8BR

    We are currently recruiting to our safeguarding team and are looking for enthusiastic, highly motivated and innovative individuals with experience of safeguarding children to join our dynamic and forward thinking Safeguarding Team. The safeguarding team is part of the Quality & Professional ...

    • Salary: £31,696 - £41,787

      Posted: 23/05/2018

      Job Type: Permanent

    • Closing Date: 06/06/2018

      Staff Group: Nursing & Midwifery Registered

      Job Ref: 449-CP527-1

  • n Trust Medical Fellow in Rehabilitation

    Solent NHS Trust, Western Community Hospital, Southampton, SO16 4XE

    Solent NHS Trust (Community) has a vacancy for a Trust Medical Fellow (SHO equivalent) post on the Neuro Rehabilitation ward at Western Community Hospital from June 2018. This post provides excellent experience in Rehabilitation Medicine. The ward is part of a large specialist neurological ...

    • Salary: £30,002 - £47,175 PA

      Posted: 22/05/2018

      Job Type: Fixed term

    • Closing Date: 05/06/2018

      Staff Group: Medical & Dental

      Job Ref: 449-ME074

  • n Physiotherapist (s) - Bank Staffing Service

    Solent NHS Trust, Southampton, SO16 4XE

    An opportunity has arisen for Band 6 MSK Physiotherapists to join the Bank staffing service and work within the Solent MSK team. The service covers a wide geographical area across the South coast within the Portsmouth and Southampton localities with main centres at Queen Alexandra Hospital, St ...

    • Salary: £30,661 depending on fulltime hours-£15.68 ph

      Posted: 21/05/2018

      Job Type: Bank

    • Closing Date: 04/06/2018

      Staff Group: Allied Health Professionals

      Job Ref: 449-BSS196

  • n Community Matron

    Solent NHS Trust, Portsmouth, SO16 4XE

    Would you like to work for a leading Community Health Trust? Are you an ambitious, innovative and passionate Nurse, keen to use your skills in order to contribute to the avoidance of admission and responding to plan and deliver care for patients with complex health needs in their own homes? If the ...

    • Salary: £31,696 - £41,787

      Posted: 18/05/2018

      Job Type: Permanent

    • Closing Date: 03/06/2018

      Staff Group: Nursing & Midwifery Registered

      Job Ref: 449-ASP417

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
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Southampton SO19 8BR

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