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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 20/06/2021.

Community and Network Lead - Fixed Term

Job Reference: 449-SHS288

Solent NHS Trust
Sexual Health Services
Portsmouth, Southampton, Hampshire and the IOW
£38,890 - £44,503 p.a pro rata

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

Job Specific Location/Base: This can be flexible but the base is either Portsmouth or Southampton

Hours per week: 37.5

Confirmed Interview Date: 30/6/2021

An exciting opportunity has arisen for aCommunity and Network Lead to join our team in a 6 months fixed term position.

Job Summary

We are a busy level 3 integrated, open access Sexual Health Service covering Portsmouth, Southampton, Hampshire and Isle of Wight. We operate a hub and spoke model of care to provide screening, diagnosis and treatment of Sexually Transmitted Infections, HIV care, provision and ongoing management of PrEP and PEPSE, contraception, vasectomy, sexual health promotion, sexual health advising and partner notification, psychosexual counselling and outreach service. We also offer a range of specialist sexual health clinics for patients with an identified need or vulnerability. We are digitally innovative, patient focused and continually strive for service-wide quality improvement.

As part of the integrated service model, the Community Sexual Health Promotion team works to reduce the health inequalities of those at increased risk of, or who are particularly adversely affected by poor sexual and reproductive health outcomes.

We aim to prioritise prevention as a framework, through education, support and intervention and to empower individuals and communities to make healthy choices about their sexual health and wellbeing.

We deliver community work that contributes towards the following public health measures:

Public Health Outcomes:

  • Reduce onward HIV transmission, acquisition and avoidable deaths
  • Reduce rates of sexually transmitted infections
  • Reduce unplanned pregnancies
  • Reduce rate of under 16 and under 18 conceptions

Our ever transforming model of delivery is responsive and adaptive to the needs and priorities of individuals, families and communities within a clear scope of work.

This role provides operational management of the Community Sexual Health Promotion Team, which includes responsibility for meeting Key Performance Indicators, delivered by team of practitioners working county wide, and overseeing the Communications and Marketing activities and community schemes of work.

For further information, an informal discussion or to arrange a visit to our team please contactKim Henderson 07786332317 or Kirsty Roseaman 07920757683


Please note that should this post attract sufficient interest, we may choose to close at an earlier date. We strongly suggest that you apply at an early stage.If we have not contacted you within four weeks of the closing date of this post, please presume that you have not been selected.Candidates selected for interview will be contacted within 2-3 weeks; therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders.

Note about shortlisting/interviews:

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, and the associated restrictions in place, we are currently unable to schedule interviews as we normally would. Therefore interviews will be held virtually until further notice. Please be assured that we will be in touch with details of the arrangements. We will endeavour to keep delays to a minimum but shortlisting may take longer than usual, dependant on staff availability.Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.

The Rewards

Solent NHS Trust offers a competitive starting salary and access to a wide range of employee benefits:

  • 27 - 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays (for permanent staff) - pro rata for part time
  • Pay enhancements to reward out of hours working
  • Ability to join the generous NHS pension scheme
  • Purchase of additional annual leave
  • Training and development opportunities
  • An extensive health and wellbeing service
  • Flexible working options
  • Free yoga, pilates and mindfulness classes
  • NHS discounts from leading retailers
  • Opportunity to purchase a public transport annual season ticket - 11 month repayment period

Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion starts with our people; shapes the way we deliver our services and the way we build our teams. We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds to help us deliver great care to all of our communities.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

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From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

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