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Careers

Clinical excellence and outstanding nursing care is at our heart, but did you know that there are lots of other important and exciting roles in the NHS?

We also employ: accountants; administrators; cleaners; cooks; coders; communications professionals; electricians; HR professionals; IT engineers; lab technicians; librarians; orthoptists; procurement professionals; play specialists; pathologists; photographers; porters; psychologists; project managers; radiographers; receptionists; researchers; therapists; trainers…and many more!

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Working at UHSussex

We’re passionate about patient care and we value compassion, communication, teamwork, respect, professionalism and inclusion. We work hard to put our patients’ first. Patient First is our long-term approach to transforming hospital services for the better.

At every level, we value the diversity of our colleagues and actively champion an inclusive culture.  We believe that you should feel free to be your authentic self in the workplace.

We:

  • Are Disability Confident: we hold ourselves to account through the Workplace Disability Equality Standard (WDES)
  • Promote equity and inclusion for our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) colleagues, driven by engagement with the Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) and the WRES Experts Programme
  • Are a Stonewall Top 100 LGBTQ+ Employer
  • Support the national ‘Veteran Aware’ scheme and Armed Forces veterans are particularly welcome

We also understand that work is only one part of life.

We are committed to helping our colleagues achieve the best possible work/life balance by proudly offering supportive, inclusive and family friendly employment and flexible working policies.

We also have a wide range of professional services and employee networks to help our colleagues be at their best – and find support if they need it.

How you’ll benefit

In addition to generous annual leave, flexible working opportunities and the NHS Pension Scheme:

  • You’ll be joining a place to belong professionally and personally. Our 20,000+ workforce is as diverse as the patients we treat, and we celebrate that diversity. In addition to professional development opportunities, we offer a wide range of active staff groups within the Trust. These range from sports clubs to formally constituted networks and working groups which advocate on behalf of their members.
  • You’ll be working at some of the best locations in the South East. From the harbourside at Chichester, to the rolling downs of Sussex and the vibrant charms of Worthing and Brighton you’ll find a good standard of living, with easy transport links and great leisure opportunities.
  • You’ll get excellent, ongoing training and development opportunities. As one of the UK’s foremost NHS trusts teaching, tertiary and trauma care, continual professional development is an important focus and we are able to offer our staff high quality teaching alongside cutting edge research and innovation.
  • You’ll get support for your health and wellbeing – whether that be physical, mental or financial.
Supporting your health and wellbeing

We take positive action to improve our staff health and wellbeing. Everything from counselling to zumba is available to help you to feel better. Find out more about what health and wellbeing support is on offer.


Recruitment queries

If you have already submitted an application form for a position, contact a member of the relevant team by submitting an email via your Trac account, using the communication tab. 

General recruitment enquiries

HR Recruitment Chichester/Worthing: uhsussex.hrrecruitmentadmin@nhs.net

Medical Staffing Chichester/Worthing: uhsussex.medicalstaffing@nhs.net

HRES Brighton/Haywards Heath: uhsussex.hresvacancies@nhs.net

Medical HR Brighton/Haywards Heath: uhsussex.medical.hr@nhs.net


Other ways to join us

Apprenticeships

As an apprentice at UHSussex you will gain a nationally recognised qualification whilst working and gaining experience. 

We are offering paid apprenticeships in:

  • healthcare support
  • estates (housekeeping, food service/catering, portering)
  • administration/clerical
  • and many other roles

Apprenticeships are open to anyone:

  • age 16+
  • living in England
  • not in full-time education (but you can apply while still a student)

We welcome applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups such as our black and minority ethnic (BME) communities, LGBT communities and individuals with disabilities or individual learning needs.

For more information, view the government guide to apprenticeships.

Search for an apprenticeship now on .gov.uk

Work experience

Health Education England have joined forces with Springpod to bring students an Allied Health Professional online work-related learning programme. The programme will provide an overview of what a career as an allied health professional can offer, as well as develop key skills for the profession. There’s also the opportunity to hear from NHS professionals, learn about their day to day work, as well as about the different areas of the allied health professions and complete assignments. Upon completion, participants are awarded a certificate, which can be useful for CVs, Personal Statements and interviews. Find out more about the opportunity on the Springpod website.


Volunteer

Our volunteers are an important part of our team. They are as diverse as the communities we serve and we welcome applications from anyone over the age of 16.

Volunteers make a significant difference to our patients, visitors and staff and there are many different roles to choose from.

Please contact your preferred site to find out which roles are available.

Volunteer roles
Hospital wards and midwifery

Listening to and talking to patients

Delivering trays of food and making sure they are in easy reach of the patient

Delivering and collecting forms and prescriptions

Answering the telephone and taking messages

Helping to tidy around beds while chatting

Outpatient clinics

Welcoming visitors and patients

Showing patients to the correct waiting area

Handing out leaflets and answering questions

Reassuring and assisting anxious patients and visitors

Receptions

Greeting patients and visitors

Directing and escorting patients around hospital

Helping with answering patient and visitor enquiries

Reassuring and assisting anxious patients and visitors

Providing wheelchairs or requesting a porter

Medical administration

A range of ‘office’ roles in a busy team environment such as:

Making up folders

Booking out notes

Tracking patients’ records

Photocopying

Mailshots

Children’s hospital

Playing/reading/talking with the children on the ward

Tidying the play areas

Assisting children with washing hands and faces, and cleaning teeth at bedtime

Assisting care staff with giving out drinks and meals

Sitting with a child to give the carer a short break

Small acts of friendship

Helping elderly patients retain dignity, social activity, mobility and wellbeing while in hospital

Taking part in activities such as reminiscence, art, hairdressing and poetry

Providing company and listening with empathy as they share their experiences

Charity

Community fundraising

Supporting charity events

General admin tasks

Got spare time and want to make a difference? Please get in touch!

To volunteer at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton or Princess Royal Hospital, Haywards Heath

Please contact us by email on bsuh.voluntary.services@nhs.net.

To volunteer at St Richard’s Hospital, Chichester

Telephone 01243 788122 ext 32456 or email the voluntary services manager: uhsussex.volunteers-srh@nhs.net

To volunteer at Worthing or Southlands Hospitals

Telephone 01903 205111 ext 85615 or email the voluntary services manager: uhsussex.volunteers-wash@nhs.net


Membership

Do you want to support your local hospital and lend your voice to shaping the way it serves the local community?

In April 2021, University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust was formed from a merger between Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals and Western Sussex Hospitals. The new organisation is a Foundation Trust (FT) supported by local members and publicly elected governors.

We’re looking for new members who represent the communities we serve across West Sussex, Brighton and Hove, Mid Sussex and East Sussex.

How to become a member

It’s free to join and takes just 5 minutes to register using the online form. Anyone aged over 16 is welcome.

Benefits of membership

Members can be involved in a number of ways, from having a voice in our long-term planning process, to being kept up to date with what is happening in our hospitals.

You will also receive access to excellent offers through Health Service Discounts, which is exclusively available to NHS employees and members.

Becoming a member is a great way of saying “thank you” to your NHS.

We look forward to welcoming you on this exciting journey ahead!