Armed Forces Programme
We recognise the value that people who have served in the Armed Forces can bring to Solent NHS Trust - the broad skill set, versatility and adaptability are much needed in the NHS. We are also keen to support the families of those serving and have both flexible, long term and fixed term roles that will be suitable.
We have a wide range of job opportunities in business, finance, administration and facilities management, as well as clinical and support roles.
We welcome approaches from serving personnel who are considering a future NHS career – we can offer work shadowing and experience.
We provide application support to people who would like to come to work with us, or undertake work experience and placements, or volunteering. There are great benefits to working for the NHS, and we have a range of opportunities please click here to find out more.
If you find a role that is of interest to you and would like support with your application, or if you are interested in finding out more about Solent NHS Trust’s Military and Veteran Programme, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Armed Forces Covenant
The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise from the nation to those who serve or have served, and their families, to ensure they are treated fairly.
Solent NHS has been a long supporter of the Armed Forces Community and signed the Armed Forces Covenant in 2021 - see our pledge here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1032246/Solent_NHS_Trust_Armed_Forces_Covenant_20210720.pdf
In signing the Covenant, we are committed to upholding the key principles of the Covenant which are:
· No member of the Armed Forces Community should face disadvantage in the provision of public and commercial services compared to any other citizen
· In some circumstances special treatment may be appropriate especially for the injured or bereaved.
At the Trust we are proud to employ and support an increasing number of service leavers, reservists, cadet adult volunteers and Armed Forces families. We also seek to provide community and mental health services to our Armed Forces communities in a way that recognises their unique experiences.
Defence Employer Recognition Scheme
The Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) encourages employers to support defence and in addition we advocate support to defence people issues to partner organisation’s regionally and nationally.
We are proud to hold the ‘bronze award’ for our continued support to the Armed Forces.