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Your Nursing and Midwifery journey starts here

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Are you focused on delivering care of the highest standard and enjoy working with a diverse and experienced nursing workforce? If so, we would love for you to join us!

We know that our success comes from the development of our staff, so we promise a fully supported induction and orientation programme for new starters, with access to advancement and progression pathways for those that wish to move their career to the next level, and leadership and management training for those wishing to move into more senior positions. We are also proud to offer flexible working, giving you the opportunity for a work-life balance that allows you to truly thrive.

As a Trust, we are extremely proud to have received the NHS Pastoral Care Quality Award, in recognition of our work in International Recruitment and our ongoing commitment to providing high quality pastoral care during the recruitment process and subsequent employment of our Internationally Educated Nurses and Midwives.  “This recognition is a testament to the dedication, compassion, and outstanding efforts of our teams that have contributed to providing exceptional pastoral care within our organisation.” Laura Reut, International Nurse Recruitment and Pastoral Care Nurse Advocate 

 As a nurse, you will play a crucial role in advocating for your patients, providing compassionate care within a multi-disciplined team.

You can review our Nursing and Midwifery strategy to find out more information about how we are Delivering Excellence through safe, effective, compassionate, and kind nursing and midwifery practice to improve everyone's health and wellbeing every day: PHU Nursing and Midwifery Strategy FINAL.pdf (

Support Roles


Healthcare Support Workers (HCSW) provide a valued service to the trust and without the work they do, the hospital could not run efficiently. This vital role supports our medical staff and patients, as HCSWs are often the person that will interact with a patient the most when they are in hospital. Being personable and building a natural rapport with people is an important part of the role. The HCSW role can also be the first step into many other roles within the NHS, including progression to a Band 3 Senior HCSW role with an extended skills 2-week bespoke induction and support worker specific training programmes

Nursing Associates work with Registered Nurses and other members of the multi-professional team to deliver care and ongoing monitoring for our patients helping to bridge the gap between Healthcare Support Workers and Registered Nurses. 

Registered Nursing Professions Pathway

We have a fully developed preceptorship programme for our Newly Qualified Nurses,  ready to help you put your learning into practice, and the confidence to help you become the professional you have worked hard to become. We can also offer your choice of placement in a wide variety of areas across the Trust, giving you an abundance of valuable experience.

Being a Registered Staff Nurse is a truly rewarding career, where you have a real chance to make a difference to people’s lives. You will be responsible for all aspects of patient care, from admission through to discharge

Chief Nurse Fellowship The Chief Nurse Fellowship is designed to empower front-line nurses to improve patient care through leadership development, academic experience and the undertaking of quality improvement projects, directly aligned to the specialties in which they are based. It provides nursing staff the opportunity to continue to work clinically, whilst also undertaking a bespoke training programme, completing a Level 7 Academic module and developing skills in quality improvement, research and writing for publication.

As a Practice Educator you will have the fantastic opportunity to lead the way courses and education are delivered to new and existing staff, whilst working in partnership with your colleagues to improve acuity practice, clinical nursing and service delivery

In the role of Junior Sister/Charge Nurse, you will be passionate about supporting and developing your team. you will provide effective leadership to ensure that the clinical team deliver safe, effective, responsive, caring and well-led service, where compassion is embedded to ensure a positive patient experience is achieved.

Senior Sister/Charge Nurses lead and co-ordinate the nursing team, providing strong professional clinical and managerial leadership, acting as a professional role model. You will need to be a highly skilled clinical expert with specialised knowledge in caring for patients and their carers.


Midwifery roles

Midwifery is a truly exceptional and rewarding career, and here at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust our excellent team of Midwives provide the highest quality of care and support to women and their families, throughout their entire pregnancy journey and beyond.

Our maternity services look after over 6000 pregnant women who live in Portsmouth and Hampshire within our Obstetric ward, a co-located birth centre and two stand-alone birth centres.

We have a truly diverse team including 12 Consultants, multiple Doctors and Junior Doctors, Senior management Midwives, a Consultant Midwife, Midwives that work in the community and hospital settings, and Maternity Support Workers. We are proud to be a teaching hospital, that supports Student Midwives to learn hands on with our Registered Midwives.

Our Midwives are the lead health professionals and contacts for women within our community, providing evidence-based information and helping them to make informed choices about the options and services available throughout pregnancy.

In your role, you will be the expert on childbirth and your responsibilities are likely to be diverse and you will provide:

  • Full antenatal care, including parenting classes, clinical examinations and screening

  • Identify high-risk pregnancies

  • Monitor pregnant individuals and support them during labour and the birthing process

  • Teach new and expectant parents how to feed, care for and bathe their babies

Come and join us as we continue on our journey to deliver exceptional care!

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