Support services

Our hospital doesn’t just lead the way with high quality clinical services. There’s a whole army of professionals who work in an array of central and support functions – to keep everything running smoothly. We’ve plumbers, and porters, electricians and gardeners. We’ve people focussed on finance, communication, HR, tech and more. Together we’re a team of experts who keep UHS operating at the leading edge to serve our patients. Come and join us.


“I joined UHS to make my mark, I stayed because the opportunities are endless”

As a high performing dynamic team, our Finance team cover the strategic, operational, and commercial sides of finance. That’s everything from day-to-day operational finance activities, such as accounts, treasury, and payroll, to a proactive strategic team focussed on our budgeting and spending controls.

We’re split into 7 divisions which cover Medical, Non-medical, International, R&D, Commercial functions and the Trusts Subsidiaries. Each division has their own Management Accountant and Finance Business Partner. We also have our own in-house auditing team who make sure and report on the fact that as a Trust we are compliant in everything we do. So, if you’re looking for a varied, interesting and meaningful finance career, you’ll find it here.


“I came to UHS for a rewarding role, I stayed because I’m valued here”

Our award winning HR department is made up of 9 teams that support everybody here at the Trust. We work with every single member of staff, including doctors and managers and we help to make sure that all our colleagues feel able to lead the way in their chosen field.

From employee relations and specialist recruitment, to day-to-day support for our staff and future strategies, HR is responsible for everyone and we take pride in the part we play in all UHS’s ground-breaking achievements. New starters, long service rewards, pay, growth and development – we know that when people feel supported and nurtured, they produce quality results. So, come and join the HR team - help to look after our staff and let us take care of you and your career.  


“We lead the way as one team“

We’re widely recognised as an IT and digital healthcare leader within the NHS. Our Informatics team at UHS Digital has overseen the development of a wide range of pioneering projects, focussed on improving the delivery and efficiency of healthcare services, and patient outcomes.

One of 16 centres of excellence, we’re known as Global Digital Exemplars, and have been selected by the Department of Health and Social Care to develop and share our digital innovations. We can offer you an IT career at the leading edge, where you can take pride in being at the forefront of digital progress within the NHS.


“I came to UHS to develop my skills, I stayed because I’ve developed as a person”

Registered by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), our Pharmacy team provides safer medicines for patients. This involves ensuring prescriptions are correctly prescribed, medicines are supplied in an accurate and timely way and appropriate advice is given to healthcare teams, patients and carers.

Our Clinical Pharmacists work with Consultants during ward rounds and make autonomous prescribing decisions tailored to patient needs.  From supporting patient flow through discharge medications to leading and managing project drugs budget expenditure, our Clinical Pharmacists have rich and diverse responsibilities that go beyond high street pharmacy or outpatient pharmacy environments.  Our teams contribute to evidence-based research and development and business cases for new medicines.

Come and join us as an:


you’ll need to have trained to Master degree level at university, followed by a year of work-based practice and have completed a GPhC registration assessment. Many pharmacists also complete additional qualifications to be prescribers and the new MPharm course incorporates prescribing in the practice year. Career pathways in UHS are very diverse following registration and a year or so rotational training. Pharmacists start at Band 6 and most are between Band 6 and Band 8C.

Pharmacy Technician

you’ll need to complete a 2 year apprenticeship and apply for GPhC registration. UHS uses the Certificate in Higher Education L4 apprenticeship with the UEA. Pharmacy Technicians start at Band 4 and most are between Band 4 and 8A.  There are a range of career pathways in UHS.

Pharmacy support worker

you’ll need to complete a GPhC approved L2 qualification and work operationally supplying medicines in dispensary, aseptic services, in the pharmacy stores and some are ward-based supporting the Pharmacy Technicians.


“Here at UHS, it’s all about working together”

At UHS, our Estates Team is the backbone of our exceptional facilities, ensuring everything runs seamlessly to support our healthcare services. Comprised of skilled electricians, plumbers, carpenters, decorators, CAD experts, signage specialists, and more, this diverse team works tirelessly to maintain, improve, and innovate our hospital infrastructure.

As a wholly owned subsidiary of University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS), UHS estates Ltd is responsible for the design and construction of new buildings, and the ongoing provision of services, including estates maintenance, soft facilities management and the management of equipment, consumables and materials. The size, scale and scope of operation means EUL have a range of career opportunities available.


“I came to UHS to develop my skills, I stayed for top-quality training and education opportunities”

Our Communications team is a dynamic and versatile department, managing Trust-wide campaigns, developing the corporate identity, and ensuring branding aligns with NHS and UHS guidelines. Our media and news division handles news gathering, media handling, and promotes the Trust’s achievements through various platforms. With a strong focus on patient information, they offer resources in clear and concise language that’s easy for everyone to understand. Their eLearning and Videography service empowers staff with interactive courses and innovative learning experiences, while actively keeping the hospital community informed and engaged on our social media channels.


“I came to UHS for a job, I stayed because I’ve built an amazing career here”

If you’re a fully qualified Deputy Nursery Manager, Senior Nursery Nurse or Nursery Assistant, be proud to work for the NHS as part of the Taplin’s Childcare Team. You’ll enjoy a rewarding career and some great benefits.

  • Gain a competitive salary and generous annual leave.
  • Receive discounts on holidays and access to blue light card benefits.
  • Work a four-day week, if you wish, to better manage your work and life.
  • Work in modern, bright, purpose-built buildings, on one-level and with good outdoor space.
  • Be supported to develop your career and have access to training and progression opportunities. 
  • Have your wellbeing supported with multiple avenues to address issues or concerns.
  • Receive either free parking or discounts for bus services depending on your location.
  • Join an award-winning childcare provider, as recognised by the Local Authority Well-being Awards, for our commitment to staff and children's well-being.


“We lead the way by putting patients first”

Wessex Procurement Ltd (WPL) provide end-to-end procurement and supply chain services for University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust and Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Working with hospitals in Basingstoke, Winchester, Andover and Southampton, careers with us are wide-ranging and wide- reaching. We have opportunities available across service including:

  • Strategic sourcing
  • Value creation
  • Tendering
  • Contract and inventory management
  • Distribution
  • Materials management 

Join us and be part of a large NHS family, helping to improve healthcare across the region.

Other roles

We can’t list every job role within UHS but as a leading acute hospital, trauma centre, and centre for research and development, we are always leading the way with new projects and initiatives. Beyond our specialised teams, UHS offers a wide range of diverse and fulfilling roles that play a vital part in our mission to provide exceptional healthcare. Skills, passion, and dedication are embraced and celebrated here, as everyone plays a crucial part in enhancing patient care and driving our hospital’s success.

Senior management

“It feels good to lead the way”

As a member of our senior management team, you’ll be leading the way and shaping the future direction of a £1.2bn turnover organisation. Acting as an ambassador for our Trust, you’ll embody our values of Always improving, Patients first and Working together and support us to achieve our strategic objectives. These are:

  • Outstanding patient outcomes, safety and experience
  • Pioneering research and innovation
  • World class people
  • Integrated networks and collaboration
  • Foundations for the future

We’ve a wide range of senior positions across finance, HR, IT, project management, estates, procurement and much more. Each offers the opportunity for you to make a meaningful difference, progress your career and gain exposure to an organisation with over 13K employees.