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Are you thinking about joining the NHS?  With over 350 different roles within Healthcare, there are lots of opportunities to develop your skills, boost your experience and climb that career ladder whilst helping and supporting our patients.

At Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, we provide comprehensive secondary care and specialist services to a local population of 675,000 people across South East Hampshire.  We also offer some tertiary services to a wider catchment in excess of two million people. The Trust employs around 7345 staff and is the largest employer in Portsmouth.

Here at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, we are pleased to be able to offer benefits ranging from reduced cost lease cars and white goods, flexible working and an onsite nursery to apprenticeships and development opportunities.

Annual Leave

Last updated: 01 December 2019

At Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust our annual leave allowance runs from the 1st April to the 31st March and all employees are entitled to annual leave and general public holidays as follows:

Length of NHS service  Annual leave and General Public Holidays (days)  Annual leave and General Public Holidays (hours)
On appointment  27 days + 8 days 202.5 hours + 60 hours
After 5 years service 29 days+ 8 days 217.5 hours + 60 hours
After 10 years service  33 days + 8 days  247.5 hours + 60 hours

For employees working part-time hours and standard shifts other than 7.5 hours (excluding meal-breaks), annual leave and public holiday entitlements are calculated and taken in hours, on a pro-rata basis for part-time employees.  The number of Bank Holidays may vary in a leave year depending on when Easter falls.


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