Your local Hampshire and Isle of Wight NHS 

and social care needs you

We are now recruiting to help deliver Covid-19 vaccines across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight 

The NHS in Hampshire and Isle of Wight is vaccinating patients against coronavirus which is our best defence against the virus, alongside effective social distancing, wearing a mask and washing your hands. We have had a very successful recruitment campaign which has enabled us to vaccinate people as quickly as possible, and ensure that the NHS can continue to provide other vital services that local people are relying on.

Vaccinating people as quickly as possible will require recruiting lots more staff, to ensure that the NHS can continue to provide other vital services that our patients are relying on.

Parliament recently changed the law to allow a wider group of people to undertake training to deliver vaccines. This includes many allied health professionals, midwives, pharmacy and dental professionals, and healthcare scientists. We are continuing to recruit registered health care professionals to take consent, undertake clinical assessments or act as clinical supervisors. You could be working in any of the follow settings:

  • Vaccine centres in Southampton, Portsmouth, Basingstoke or Newport
  • Local vaccination sites in primary care across Hampshire and Isle of Wight
  • Community pharmacies

Have you recently left the NHS and are considering supporting the COVID-19 work? Would you like to do some temporary work in addition to your normal job or responsibilities? 

Click here to sign up to the Workforce Bureau with NHS Professionals.

If you are a GP on the performers list, please email us at whccg.hiowbureau@nhs.net for further information about how to get involved.

Are you already a trained peer vaccinator, or would you like to be trained to provide Covid-19 vaccinations? Many other registered health professionals can also be trained to support this programme, even if you don’t normally use this skill in your regular practice.  

Registered GPs will be supporting practices to deliver vaccines in their local hubs and care homes.

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. Vaccine centres will operate from 8am-8pm, 7 days per week.  In all roles, appropriate training, supervision and PPE will be provided to ensure the safety of staff, volunteers and patients.

Volunteering opportunities

We are accepting applications from registered healthcare professionals who would like to volunteer for this programme. If you have retired and your registration has lapsed, you can also volunteer to be a vaccinator. Please click here to apply, and please review the training and development information below. 

NHS Volunteer Responders are supporting the large scale COVID-19 vaccination programme.

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Training and Development

Please also complete the Training Needs Analysis Survey. By completing this Training Needs Analysis, we can also organise appropriate face to face training for vaccinators. Please note this training is only suitable if you meet the person specification requirements for the vaccinator role (ie NVQ/QCF level 3 in a relevant health or care subject, an equivalent level of work experience, or advanced first aid training) or you are a Registered Healthcare Professional (NMC,HCPC,GMC) without previous intra-muscular injection training.

Please click here to download your ‘Covid vaccination programme workforce development pack.’ The Covid vaccination workforce development pack contains all the information needed to ensure that you will be fully trained and competent to undertake any role within the programme that you have suitable skills and experience for.

If you have any questions please contact us at whccg.hiowbureau@nhs.net.

 

General opportunities to support the NHS

At a time of crisis and unprecedented, mounting pressure on the NHS, we're also looking for local people with a range of skills to join our workforce or to volunteer to help support our patients and staff. 

Are you already First Aid trained? Up-to-date with recent competencies? If not, we can provide you with relevant refresher skills training for specific roles.

We need:

  • doctors and nurses (hospital, intensive care unit trained / experienced, mental health and general practice)
  • healthcare assistants
  • administrative staff, including customer care, communications and personal assistants
  • project managers
  • porters
  • logistics staff
  • drivers and
  • domestic and catering staff

With roles available in various locations within Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, we've introduced a fast-track system so that you can join us quickly and be part of a team committed to caring for our patients and keeping them and our staff safe over the coming months.  

If you're interested and can help in any way, please contact the recruitment team(s) directly using their email address below:

University Hospital Southampton - recruitment@uhs.nhs.uk  

Portsmouth Hospitals - this includes roles at Queen Alexandra Hospital and Gosport War Memorial Hospital: HR.Inbox@porthosp.nhs.uk

Hampshire Hospitals - this includes roles at Andover War Memorial Hospital, Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital and Royal Hampshire County Hospital: recruitment@hhft.nhs.uk

Isle of Wight NHS Trust - for hospital, mental health, community and ambulance services: iownt.bring-back-staff@nhs.net

Solent NHS Trust - this includes community and mental health services for Southampton and Portsmouth: recruitment@solent.nhs.uk

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust - for community and mental health services across the region: shft.recruitment@nhs.net

If you are a GP and interested in patient-facing roles in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, working either in telemedicine, triage, telephone support or direct patient contact in practices, you can read more here

 

Opportunities in Social Care

At a time of crisis and unprecedented, mounting pressure on Social Care, we need you. 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, IOW, Portsmouth and Southampton. Whether you are looking for full or part time work, short term or longer term career opportunities are available. 

We need you now… if you believe that you have the values to care, whether you have experience or are interested in developing new skills contact us today: 

Southampton: recruitment@southampton.gov.uk

Portsmouth: visit https://careers.portsmouth.gov.uk for more information

Hampshire: Kelly.Walters@hants.gov.uk

Isle of Wight: sophie.day@iow.gov.uk

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 by clicking here.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

I am a former / retired clinician or allied health care professional – how do I get involved?

Please contact our recruitment teams directly using the contact details above. In addition, NMC information regarding temporary registration for nurses and midwives is available here.

 

I haven’t worked in the NHS before and don’t have any health care experience, can I still register my interest?

Yes, we are interested in talking to people with skills from other sectors and professions, including administration and management. Please contact us to discuss further.

 

I am still officially employed by my employer but have capacity at this time. Am I eligible?

We are happy to talk to you about your situation, however, we would ask that you also contact your employer first to express your interest in helping us. We have a volunteering scheme which may be more suitable / of interest to you. You can find out more about Hampshire and Isle of Wight Volunteering on

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I have previously been registered on the NHS ‘bank’ – can I re-join?

Yes, simply contact one of the trusts above and they will put you in touch with their recruitment bank team to help locate your details. 

 

Career Framework:

Are you Cabin Crew staff looking for a career change - see our Career Framework to support integration into health &/social care:-

Join NHS / social care workforce – we would love to welcome you to our team, click the below link for further information:​

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