We are continuing to recruit to help deliver COVID-19 vaccines across Hampshire and Isle of Wight 

-More than 3.1m 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 12 or over
  • delivery of booster doses to anyone aged 16 or over
  • delivery of vaccine to clinically vulnerable 5-11 year olds

This is an unprecedented ask for the programme, and we would really value new applicants to help deliver it.

We have teams visiting secondary schools during school hours across Hampshire and Isle of Wight. Meanwhile vaccination centres, primary care and community pharmacies are delivering the booster doses to adults seven days a week. There are opportunities to work 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
  • local vaccination sites in primary care across Hampshire and Isle of Wight
  • community pharmacies
  • schools

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.

Click here to sign up to the 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.


Volunteering with St John Ambulance and the Royal Voluntary Service

The NHS continues to partner with St John Ambulance and the Royal Voluntary Service, which runs the NHS Volunteer Responder programme, to help coordinate the training and deployment of thousands of volunteers who can help ensure the safe and smooth running of vaccination services.

St John Ambulance

St John Ambulance is looking to recruit new volunteers to vaccinate and to reengage existing vaccination volunteers. If you’re an existing volunteer, you will be contacted by the re-engagement programme or you can reach out to your volunteering lead. If you’re new to St John Ambulance you can find out more on the St John Ambulance website.

NHS Volunteer Responders

This is a partnership between the NHS, Royal Voluntary Service and GoodSAM and they are currently looking to recruit up to 30,000 additional steward volunteer roles. These Steward Volunteers will give support at COVID-19 vaccination sites in Local Authority (council) areas across England. Find out about the various NHS Volunteer Responder roles available including Steward Volunteers.


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





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:​

Career Framework