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.

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:

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 or at our current vacancies page.


350+ NHS Careers is our region-wide education outreach programme inspiring the workforce of the future. We visit schools, colleges and other education settings, encouraging young people to recognise a career for themselves in the NHS, regardless of their background or academic ability. Our outreach team of qualified teachers delivers engaging sessions, providing advice on qualification choices and the many routes in. Find out more here.

If you are interested in working as a GP locum in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, we have partnered with the National Association of Sessional GPs (NASGP) to offer fully funded use of LocumDeck for the next 24 months. To find out more about how you can share your availability and look for available sessions, visit the National Association of Sessional GPs website here.

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.


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 tell us about yourself here and 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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Across Hampshire and Isle of Wight the NHS has six different major employers, who all have flexible opportunities to suit you. You might be a student looking for some part time work to fit around your studies, or you are currently volunteering and would like to transfer to paid work, or you simply want some flexible work to fit around your other commitments. You don’t need to have a clinical background or experience in the NHS to work with us. Opportunities range from admin and clerical, portering, driving, stores and distribution, healthcare support workers, and the whole range of roles for registered healthcare professionals. There is a good chance that there is a role close to your home that will suit you. 

Find out where you can earn some extra income and support your local NHS. We look forward to working with you!

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