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Recruitment Statement

At Solent we care about our people and their development. We aim to attract and retain the most talented and motivated people from across Higher Education and private sector alike whose values align to our own. For everyone that aspires to take ownership of their career pathway, to be integral to achieving ambitious strategic plans for the future and where work where innovation is encouraged, teamwork is truly valued and inclusivity lies at the heart of everything, We Are Solent and you could be too.

People experience

We are confident

Confidently ambitious strategic plans for the future

Drive for innovation and dynamic approach to achieving every goal

We are progressive

Dedication to people development and the creation of career opportunities for all

To offer future proof ‘real-life’ learning, skills and knowledge in an ever changing world

We are inclusive

Valuing diversity to inspire our creativity and nurture our innovation

Cultivating pride for equality and diversity to enable the achievement of our strategic ambitions

Solent values and behaviours


We treat others with respect and value everyone’s contribution

We listen with an open mind to the views and ideas of others


We work effectively with our staff, students and partners to support the delivery of our strategic priorities

We communicate effectively, contribute constructively and share and celebrate our success


Dedication to people development and the creation of career opportunities for all

To offer future proof ‘real-life’ learning, skills and knowledge in an ever changing world


We take responsibility for our actions and behaviours

We always learn and grow from our mistakes


We welcome diversity and recognise the value of different strengths, skills, experience and knowledge

We work collaboratively seeking feedback on proposed ideas and solutions


We are committed to supporting the University’s strategic priorities

We value new challenges and seek creative and innovative solutions

Staff survey

The staff survey is invaluable in informing the people experience at Solent; we continue to listen to feedback from our staff and are working hard to keep exploring ways to continually improve our people experience here at Solent.

Solent Voice

Solent Voice – our all-staff forum – was introduced in response to feedback from our 2016 staff survey. Staff highlighted a need for better communication around the University, as well as an improvement in the way we manage change. Solent Voice gives staff the opportunity to share ideas, seek feedback, and work with different areas from across the organisation, helping to improve the people experience at Solent.

University corporate strategy

Solent University is dedicated to the pursuit of excellent university education that enables learners from all backgrounds to become enterprising citizens and responsible leaders, while also promoting economic and social prosperity for the communities we serve.

We aim to offer an outstanding student experience, combining applied skills and intellectual challenge with a diverse, inclusive and supportive learning environment - developing students' self-confidence and enhancing their careers.

Find out more about Solent’s mission and strategy