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We have an exciting opportunity for a recruiter to join our team at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. If you have previous experience in an HR or recruitment role and are able to manage a diverse and ever changing workload, we’d love to receive your application.

You’ll be delivering a fast, accurate, customer focused recruitment service, and as such, you’ll need to customer service orientated and a committed individual who enjoys providing a first class service to managers and candidates.


HR recruitment at UHS advertises and administers thousands of roles a year filling vacancies across the Trust, from electricians to doctors, accountants to physiotherapists. We recruit into high volume vacancies as well as niche, highly specialist posts. The corporate recruitment team, within which this role will sit, is a friendly and hard-working team that plays a pivotal role in ensuring we meet the workforce needs of the Trust.


You will be responsible for coordinating the end-to-end recruitment process from advertising vacancies through to offers of employment as well as meeting deadlines and ensuring KPIs (key performance indicators) are achieved. This will involve:

  • delivery of a comprehensive and responsive recruitment service within the trust
  • providing specialist guidance on creative advertising and robust selection processes
  • adherence to the NHS employment check standards and compliance with appropriate employment legislation
  • being the first point of call for recruitment queries and issues for managers and other key stakeholders

We are open Monday to Friday 8 am-6 pm and some flexibility will be required for recruitment events that fall on Saturdays or evenings.


Excellent communication and organisational skills and the ability to manage competing priorities within a busy team are essential. We’ll also be looking for you to demonstrate:

  • previous experience of pre-employment check compliance
  • previous experience working in an operational recruitment role
  • up-to-date knowledge of resourcing and recruitment processes and best practice
  • able to build effective working relationships with managers at all levels of seniority

Previous experience of using recruitment attraction methods and in delivering training would be advantageous, as would previous experience of recruitment within a healthcare setting, although this is not essential.

We will also consider individuals with limited recruitment experience who would be willing to study as an apprentice for CIPD Level 5 qualification. For this we are offering an 18 month apprenticeship program which would lead to a permanent position. During the 18 month apprenticeship the salary would be £16,632 pro-rata / per annum, moving to £21,089 on successful completion.


As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.

 As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.

UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.


Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large numbers of applications are received.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to acknowledge receipt of your application. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date of this post, please presume that you have not been selected for interview.

Applicants from University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust whose posts are considered to be ‘At Risk’ will be given prior consideration for this post

Our Trust runs the return to practice course each year for nurses who have been out of the profession and wish to return.  To find out more please visit our website:   Information on Southampton as a place to live and enjoy   See what fantastic training and development we have on offer at UHS   learn about the Trust through visiting our YouTube channel 

Getting to Work

Application can be made for parking on site at UHS or through one of the park and ride schemes.  This will be based on specific criteria to determine eligibility for site parking as this can be very limited.  UHS encourages staff to utilise other green methods of getting to work such as cycling or walking where possible.   UHS is well connected through bus services to the city centre and other areas.

Please note that we will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

Our staff are positive about working at UHS and rate us above average compared to other NHS Trusts in the  Staff Attitude Survey. We are rated strongly on a number of areas including teamwork, communication and engagement.

Equality remains at the centre of all Trust policy making, service delivery and employment practice with all employees being given equality of opportunity to develop, apply for promotion and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

The Trust actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. The Trust also closely monitors recruitment activity, training and development and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.

As a service provider the Trust ensures equality of access and delivery of our services through the provision of interpreter services, facilities for the disabled and sensitivity for patients ethnic and religious differences and needs.

Relocating to Southampton

If you are thinking of moving to the Hampshire area, please find below a link to our website which offers guidance on finding accommodation:

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University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Southampton, Hampshire (United Kingdom)

Phone: +44 123456789

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5 February 2020
Location: United Kingdom Hampshire Southampton
Salary: £21,089 - £23,761pa GBP per year
Work type:
Full time
Healthcare and Medical
Medical Administration
PLEASE! No enquiries from Recruitment Agencies or Headhunters.

Only direct applications will be considered.

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