NHS in Sussex launches ambitious recruitment campaign
05 September 2018

NHS in Sussex to hire more nurses, therapists and healthcare assistants to mark the 70th birthday of the NHS

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) has launched an ambitious recruitment campaign to coincide with the 70th birthday of the NHS.

SCFT wants to hire 70 new nurses, 70 therapists and 70 additional healthcare assistants to support its teams across Sussex.

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Called ‘A Community that Cares’, the campaign is also looking to boost the Trust’s Responsive Services – expert teams of nurses, therapists and healthcare assistants that help get people home from hospital more quickly and who work to avoid unnecessary admissions in the first place. The teams provide high quality, complex care in people’s homes.

As the NHS prepares for winter, SCFT believes that strengthening Responsive Services is essential and will help reduce the pressure on hospitals, particularly local A&E departments.

Siobhan Melia, Chief Executive of Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust said: “Our teams play an absolutely vital role in the local NHS, keeping people healthy, independent and out of hospital.

“We are looking for committed and ambitious people to join a community that cares. We are totally committed to providing the best possible care and investing in the careers, health and wellbeing of our teams.

“The 70th birthday celebrations have shown the strength of support for the NHS and we hope this recruitment campaign will show the communities that we serve how much we contribute to the NHS right across Sussex.”

Recent achievements

SCFT, which is the main provider of NHS community services across Sussex, has recently been recognised for its green credentials by the Department of Health and the Chief Medical Officer for England.

The Foundation Trust, which is rated Good with Outstanding features by the Care Quality Commission, recently won a major award in Child Health from the Royal College of Nursing Institute (RCNi).

The latest staff survey, which saw 50% of the Trust’s 5,000-strong workforce give feedback, showed that 92% of respondents felt their job makes a positive difference to patients.

The Trust’s Annual Report showed that 96% of its patients would recommend the services it provides.

Find out more

You can find out more about the recruitment campaign here.

You can check the Trust's latest vacancies here.