The Hampshire and Isle of Wight (HIOW) Integrated Care System (ICS) represent several employers within our partnership of NHS and local authority organisations, working together to improve the health and wellbeing of our local communities. It is one of the largest health and care systems in the country with a long history of working in partnership to make lives better.  

The ICS has been created to better join up hospital and community, physical and mental health services and health and social care. We take collective responsibility for managing resources, delivering care, and improving the health of the population we serve.  We continue to work together to better co-ordinate services to make real, practical improvements to people's lives, providing more consistency of care, breaking down barriers between services and reducing inequalities.

We can only do this by having an outstanding workforce. The people who work for us are at the heart of our communities and we are also keen to retain the talent of those individuals who have stepped forward to support us during the pandemic.  

Hampshire and Isle of Wight ICS includes the following services:

  • 6 NHS Provider Trusts:  Hampshire Hospitals NHS (Winchester and Basingstoke), University Hospital Southampton, Portsmouth University Trust, Isle of Wight NHS Trust, Southern NHS Foundation Trust and Solent NHS Trust.
  • 140 GP practices
  • Over 900 suppliers of Domiciliary, Nursing and Residential Care providers
  • 300+ community pharmacies
  • 200+ providers of dental services
  • 200+ providers of optometry services
  • Hampshire and Isle of Wight County Councils as well as Portsmouth and Southampton City Councils.

At a time of crisis and unprecedented, mounting pressure on the NHS, we're looking for local people with a range of skills to join our workforce or to volunteer to help support our patients and staff. All vacancies in NHS providers are posted on NHS Jobs, or alternatively you can visit the vacancy pages of their websites:

There are over 350 different career opportunities in the NHS – take a look to learn more about the range of opportunities for career development: Health Careers

As an employer, Hampshire and Isle of Wight ICB offers a range of excellent employment opportunities to new and existing staff. We aim to be a model and inclusive employer by embedding best HR practice to offer good working conditions, fair pay and benefits, and enable a balance between work and personal life.

We have a forward thinking and innovative culture which supports new ways of working. We work collaboratively with our partners across the ICS and by working and thinking differently, we can achieve our priorities and our vision for supporting the people of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

We understand our workforce are key to our success and have a people focused approach which supports staff engagement, employee health & wellbeing and learning & development opportunities. You can browse all our current vacancies at jobs.nhs.uk or at our current vacancies page.

More than 4m COVID-19 jabs have been delivered across Hampshire and Isle of Wight as part of the biggest vaccination programme in the history of the NHS.

We continue to be extremely grateful to our colleagues, partners and volunteers for their incredible efforts in protecting those in our communities who are most at risk from the virus.

Our very successful recruitment campaign has enabled us to vaccinate people as quickly as possible and ensure that the NHS can continue to provide other vital services that our patients are relying on.

There are multiple strands to the delivery programme:

  • an evergreen offer of first and second doses to anyone who is aged 5 or over
  • delivery of booster doses to anyone aged 75 or over
  • planning for delivery of boosters during autumn/winter 2022-23

We continue to welcome new applicants to help deliver our programme. Vaccination centres, primary care and community pharmacies are delivering the vaccinations in all parts of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, in locations that are close and convenient to you.

We are continuing to recruit registered health care professionals to take consent, undertake clinical assessments, administer vaccines, or act as clinical supervisors. We can work with nurses, midwives, doctors, pharmacists, allied health professionals, dental and healthcare scientists.

We also have opportunities for administrators to work alongside the vaccinators to enter patient information at point of vaccination, and for unregistered vaccinators to administer vaccinations under clinical supervision (full training is provided).

You could be working in any of the follow settings:

  • vaccine centres in Southampton, Portsmouth, or Newport, Isle of Wight
  • local vaccination sites in primary care across Hampshire and Isle of Wight
  • local community pharmacies across the Hampshire and Isle of Wight footprint

If you will be working as a Registered Healthcare Professional or unregistered vaccinator, please complete this training needs analysis and download the Workforce Development Pack where you will find all details of training requirements. Sign up here to the Vaccination Reserve Workforce Bureau with NHS Professionals.

You will be employed on a flexible basis, paid for the hours that you work and have the opportunity to work a variety of different shift lengths and patterns. In all roles, appropriate training, supervision and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be provided to ensure the continued safety of staff, volunteers and patients.

Thinking of coming back to your profession?

If you have taken a career break from the NHS, social care, education, independent or charity sector, returning to practice is easier than you think.

Across Hampshire and Isle of Wight (HIOW), our NHS trusts and primary care are committed to providing a personalised approach to support you to return to the practice, and hopefully go on to find a local job that is right for you.

Allied Health Professionals

The Health Education England website has a wealth of information about the return to practice scheme.

Nursing and Midwifery

There are now two ways to return to the register, either through a university-based return to practice course or the new test of competence route.

The Health Education England website has a wealth of information about the return to practice schemes.

Pharmacy

The GPhC website has lots of information about re-joining the register depending on whether you have been away from it for more or less than 12 months.

Specific information for Pharmacists can be accessed via the Royal Pharmaceutical Society website.

Specific information for Pharmacy Technicians can be accessed via the Association of Pharmacy Technicians UK website.

Additional resources:

Our new HIOW Reservist is evolving and is being established to support our community across a range of options, standing up to support for example during times of the pandemic (vaccinators, supporting discharge delivery in our Acute hospital settings, Hospital Ward Runners, Admin and various other other areas where we need support).  

NHS Reservists will operate flexibly, similar to a bank approach, but support specific areas and times of need.  If you are interested in joining us, please click the following link  HIOW Reserve survey  and tell us about yourself, a member of our team will be in touch in the near future.

We work closely with our Social Care colleagues, and are always keen to share opportunities within the health and care sector. We are looking for people with a range of skills and values to join our workforce or to volunteer to help support vulnerable adults across Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton. Whether you are looking for full or part time work, short term or longer term career opportunities are available:

To see and hear some examples from those currently working in care, you can find out more about the various job roles that make our social care workforce  amazing here.

Staying healthy and happy at work is important for everyone, but it is not always easy. The last two years have been difficult and we know more staff than ever are leaving the NHS, or thinking of doing so. 

We want to understand what keeps you healthy and happy at work, and what doesn’t, so that we can make changes that make working in the NHS a great place to be. This will help us attract, recruit and look after our staff so that they work well and develop thriving careers in the NHS.

We have several events coming up over the summer that will provide an opportunity for people to share your thoughts and opinions on what keeps people happy and healthy at work. Find out more here.

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