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  Sarb's story 

I joined Southern Health this recently as the Diversity and Inclusion Lead in our People Development team. Having completed my Law Degree and Legal Practice Certificate (LPC) in Southampton, I worked in the Private Sector in Diversity and Inclusion in Financial Services.

I have always had a passion and strong interest in equality, ensuring the fair and equal treatment of all. Here, my role includes various things to help make that possible at Southern Health including assisting in equality impact assessments, developing diversity strategy and policies, as well as building positive relations with our diverse community and across our services.

I believe we all have a responsibility to promote equality and diversity and although we can see clear signs of progress, we want to fulfil our ambition as the best place to work.

At Southern Health, our vision is to deliver high quality, safe services that promote the health, wellbeing and independence of the people we serve.  We understand that equality, diversity and inclusion are important in achieving our vision and integrating our organisational values in everything that we do.

I am really enjoying my role, it allows me to follow my objectives as well as allows scope for creative freedom.  I believe that it is great communication with our people, service users and community that will help make the change and in order to help improve outcomes for everyone.

I am keen to meet as many of our amazing workforce as possible and look forward to visiting our services. If you’d like to find out more about my role or the equality policies here at Southern Health, you can contact me via email at sarbjit.birk@southernhealth.nhs.uk.

   Join us and make a difference  

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    Opportunities with our supporting services

Within Southern Health, our support services staff carry out a range of tasks in different parts of the Trust. From maintaining the buildings and grounds, to essential administration, IT support, keeping staff and patients informed, as well as staff health wellbeing and HR. Support roles and services are a vital part of Southern Health and are essential in keeping our patients and staff safe and content.

As one of the largest community and mental health Trusts in the country, our list of supporting services is vast and this means candidates have great opportunities to be flexible and build strong relationships with people across all disciplines. Whether you have a keen interest in working within mental health services, children’s or perhaps a community hospital or within corporate, we have a supporting role to suit you.

 

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   Living in Hampshire

Hampshire is based in the centre of the South Coast. As well as the idyllic New Forest National Park we have some the country’s best beaches and coastline on our doorstep. If it’s culture you’re after then we have the historical cities of Portsmouth, Winchester and Salisbury within easy reach. There’s some amazing museums such as Milestones Living History Museum in Basingstoke and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard with the prestigious Mary Rose.

The county is served with some great travel links with quick and easy access to London. Southampton also has its own airport with large motorways including M3 and M27 serving the whole area.

If you like to be kept busy then we can help here too. Southampton, Portsmouth and Winchester have a great range of shops, restaurants and bars with fantastic leisure facilities. You can pop on the ferry to Isle of Wight and join in with the annual music festival. There are also regular Farmers’ Markets held in villages across the county selling fresh, local produce and a range of homemade treats.

For those of you who enjoy sport we have a county cricket team and a premier league football team. If you love the water, then Hampshire is for you! We host Cowes Week sailing event, and a kite surfing festival every year. There are also many opportunities for kayaking, windsurfing and SUP.

If you currently live further afield then, get in touch to enquire about our attractive relocation packages and join us to enjoy south coast living.

Email: Shft.recruitment@nhs.net

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  Student Nursing

 

We are proud of our work with student nurses, if you are interested in working with Southern Health we would love to hear from you!

 

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 Meet Susanna

 

"I feel incredibly privileged to do such a role."

Susanna Preedy,  Deputy Director of Allied Health Professionals

  

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 Meet Raja

 

 "I feel genuinely supported and appreciated"

Raja Badrakalimuthu, OPMH Consultant 


Who are we?

Southern Health is one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the country, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disability services. Whatever you’re looking for from your career, with over 6,000 employees, you’ll find it at Southern Health.

There are hundreds of opportunities to expand your skills through our diverse range of services. As well as our inpatients services and community contacts we run a wide range of specialist services including diabetes care, frailty services, MRI scanning, an eating disorder service, stalking clinics and an award winning perinatal service. We also have a range of secure services including a specialist unit for young people aged 12 -18. Our research team is dedicated to conducting research into many areas of mental and physical health and you will have the opportunity to be part of our studies.

We passionate about providing remarkable care and we’re looking for people that share our mindset. People want different things from their career and we’re here to find the perfect package that’s right for you. From making sure you have time for family, working on the other passions in your life or finding the next rung on the career ladder, we can support you.

 

 

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