Work for us

Our Trust would be nothing without our staff. So it goes without saying that when it comes to recruiting new team members, we’re looking for the best.  

You can find more information each of the areas of work we are recruiting to, by clicking on the boxes below.

We are passionate about providing remarkable care and we’re looking for people that share our mindset. We believe great healthcare professionals don’t just treat illness – they change lives.

Our patients and service users are at the centre of everything we do. That means whether you're in the office helping manage the financial accounts, or working on a ward providing direct patient care, you need to share our ethos.

We encourage staff to be innovative and to challenge the norm. We believe that a strong workforce should be a diverse one, with a mix of skills, strengths and abilities.

We are a University Hospital Trust which means we have been nationally recognised as being dedicated to providing high quality, holistic and evidence-based care. It also means we commit significant resources and investment in research and have a keen focus on the educational development and training of our current and future workforces.

We have a wide range of job roles including nurse practitioners, health care support workers, GPs, skilled maintenance staff such as carpenters and plumbers to our administrative workers.

As an employee of Southern Health and the NHS, you’ll be entitled to a range of perks and benefits.

Fantastic annual leave allowance
Full-time staff* will be entitled to 27 days as well as bank holidays, which increases after five and ten years service. *Some clinical staff may have different allowances.

You can also request additional unpaid leave and special leave (which covers unforeseen situations such as compassionate or carer leave).

Great pension scheme
Membership to the excellent NHS pension scheme is voluntary, but you’ll automatically become a member when you start (unless you choose to opt out).

Key worker housing
There are a set amount of properties available from each housing association that are reserved exclusively for the use of key workers. The scheme is open to all clinical NHS employees (excluding doctors and dentists) but please take note that eligible job roles may vary between local authorities, in order to establish definitive judgments it is advisable to contact local HomeBuy agencies.

As an NHS Employee, you’ll be entitled to a whole range of discounts with retailers and other organisations. From reduced gym membership to money off your shopping, you can find most deals available on the NHS Discounts website.

Southern Health's Academy of Clinical Excellence (ACE) offers a specific focus on the professional development and career progression for registered nurses, nursing associates and AHPs.    

ACE focuses solely on your professional educational needs and career journey. Our programmes are developed around your needs and led by a faculty of clinical experts. We work in collaboration with our in-house training teams and local universities to design and develop our learning programmes to ensure you have the skills you need, to have the career you want.

We want you to feel equipped with the right skills and knowledge and give you confidence as a healthcare professional to continue on your journey of life-long learning.   

You will have access to Career Navigators who are hand-picked clinical experts from within the Trust who will support you to make informed choices about the direction of your career and learning journey through a one off conversation. 

The Academy will provide an opportunity for you to apply for CPD funding of up to £1000 over three years to support you to meet your educational and training requirements.         

Our staff are our most valuable asset – their dedication makes the Trust what it is. We have a skilled and diverse workforce to be proud of and we’re committed to their development.

We know that making time for training can be difficult so we have developed a statutory and mandatory training package to make the process quick, easy and memorable. We also have bespoke training programmes specially designed for each team to help you work together effectively.

If you’re a line manager you will also be able to take part in our development programme to hone your skills in a number of areas such as finance, communications, people management and appraisals.

We also have specialist training for conditions such as diabetes and end of life care. These will allow you to access the latest information and clinical guidance to provide the best possible care to your patients and service users.

We’ll help you through nurse revalidation with our bespoke training session and electronic portfolio builder. Your revalidation will also form part of your yearly appraisal so we can help you stay on track.

We understand the challenges that students face in making the transition to becoming a registered professional. For this reason, we have developed a preceptorship programme that will allow this transition to happen safely within your own professional group. 

The programme is profession specific and includes a quality improvement project within their clinical areas. 

Supervision will form a key part of this transition and our preceptorship programme allows you the time and space to reflect, discuss and learn from your experiences as you take the first steps in your career. 

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! The county hosts Cowes Week sailing event, and a kite surfing festival every year. There are also many opportunities for kayaking, windsurfing and Stand Up Paddle (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.

We understand that to provide the best care to patients, it is important your health and wellbeing is looked after too. We want to enable staff to take control of their health and wellbeing by providing opportunities to look after their physical and mental health.

Workplace Options
Our Employee Assistance Programme, Workplace Options, provide offers and discounts on their website

Fast track to italk
You will have access to our psychological therapy service, italk, to ensure you have psychological support when you need it. 

Fast track to Physio and MSK services 
You will also have fast track access to our physiotherapy services to ensure your MSK needs are met. 

Extensive health and wellbeing hub and signposting 
It matters to us that our staff feel supported to feel fit and healthy at work, both physically and mentally, to continue delivering high quality care. That's why we developed a health and wellbeing programme, designed to support staff and get us all thinking about how we can start to help ourselves feel happier and healthier. 

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