International Nursing

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Do you want to work for a world leading healthcare system?Are you a passionate, patient focused mental health nurse? Are you looking to move to the UK in the next 12 months?

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you! ​​​​​​​We are seeking enthusiastic and passionate mental health nurses​​​​​​​ to come and join our inpatient mental health services.​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​

We understand those joining us from abroad have a wealth of knowledge and experience to bring to our services. We are looking for overseas applicants that have passed their English language test (or are exempt), have passed their CBT and have a decision letter from the NMC or have your CBT exam booked. 

More Information

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust provides community health, specialist mental health and learning disability services for people across the south of England. We are one of the largest providers of these types of service in the UK. Our service users and patients are at the centre of everything we do.

The types of work we have available for international nurses are:

  • Children and Adolescent Mental Health (Based in Winchester)
  • Forensic Adult Mental Health (Based in Fareham)
  • Forensic Children’s Mental Health (Based in Southampton)
  • Adult Mental Health (Based in Southampton, Basingstoke and Havant)
  • Older People’s Mental Health including dementia care (Based in Gosport and Basingstoke
  • Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (Based in Basingstoke)

We understand that the move to the UK is a big decision and we are here to help and guide you every step of the way. We are one of the first NHS organisation to bring mental health nurses to the UK and so we have the experience to help support you . 

We offer pastoral support and help with adjusting to life in the UK, along with an ambassador programme to ensure you are well looked after in your first few months as you begin the transition into UK life.

We provide a competitive package to help financially support you with your transition to the UK including, your first three months rent in the UK, costs of successful IELTS, CBT and OSCE being refunded and if needed a salary advance.

Please note full details of our relocation package will be provided to you if successful after interview.

We have specially designed training plans from the day you land in the country. We will then support you after the OSCE with a transitional programme to help you adjust to working in the UK. 

We have a 95% first time pass rate for OSCE and we have a 100% pass rate after two attempts. 

Beulah Mavis: 
“I just thought that I must take this opportunity to thank you. We, as every other journey in life, had our own moments of ups and downs but that's life and part of the package, but I take this moment to laud your experience, patience and multitasking skills and knowledge in dealing with so many people at one given time, you have been working to update me constantly even before I arrived in the UK and also helped me to settle down in the apartment once I came over. 

“I would like to specially add a note to the way you supported me through my OSCE results time, you were not obligated to do so in anyway but you still went above and beyond to make me feel supported in terms of words of consolation and also for helping me rebook so quickly, I will always be thankful for that.”

Randy Agbodo: 
“Patients and people first, Partnership and Respect are the core values of Southern Health and I experienced these values from the first day I arrived in the UK.

“The team have been extremely supportive and helped me settle in faster than I anticipated. From arranging my accommodation to booking a training that prepared me for my OSCE, I have always felt that they think about my needs first. I remember vividly when I had move to my accommodation (which is on the 2nd floor), they personally helped me packed my bags and climbed up and down the stairs till we finished packing because it was such hard work.”

Contact Us 

We hope to hear from you soon. If you would like to discuss the opportunities at Southern Health or have any questions please contact our International Recruitment team:  

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