We are the main provider of community NHS healthcare across Sussex, caring for more than 9,000 adults and children ever single day.

Our Trust values of compassionate care, working together, achieving ambitions and delivering excellence are at the heart of how we operate - and they are fundamental to the high quality care we provide to the people who need us.

We offer varied roles across our clinical and support services, flexible working arrangements, ongoing training and development tailored to your needs, and excellent research opportunities.

We are proud to be a #CommunityThatCares, working as a team whilst treating our employees as individuals.

Join us.

 

COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Programme

Vaccinating people as quickly as possible will require recruiting lots more staff, to ensure that your local NHS can continue to provide other vital services that patients are relying on.

Parliament recently changed the law to allow a wider group of people to undertake training to deliver vaccines, including many allied health professionals like paramedics and physiotherapists, pharmacy and dental professionals, and healthcare scientists – many of who currently work outside the NHS. People with certain first aid qualifications can also complete training to vaccinate under the temporary legal measures.

If you think you can help us, you can find out more here.

 

View all our current vacancies 
on NHS Jobs: bit.ly/scft-jobs

 

 

 

We’re looking for nurses to join our team

Whether you’re newly qualified and  looking for your first job, an experienced nurse looking for a new challenge, or thinking about returning to practice, we will be happy to support and develop you in your career.

The staff nurses on our wards play an important part in our patients’ recovery journeys. By joining one of our multidisciplinary teams, you will be given the opportunity to use and develop key skills in, providing holistic assessment and patient care. You will be responsible for contributing to care, monitoring and managing patients’ progress, and planning their safe discharge.

Our intermediate care units provide nursing and therapy care to patients who have either had a stay in an acute hospital or have been unwell at home and need a bit of extra help. We aim to help people return to their homes, ensuring their environment is safe and their abilities are optimised.

Here at SCFT we are proud of the care we offer to all our patients, and our inpatients units were rated ‘Outstanding’ for caring in our most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection.

We have 14 inpatient units spread across Sussex:

  • Arundel District Hospital, Chichester Road, Arundel, BN18 0AB
  • Brunswick Ward, Lindridge Care Home, Laburnum Avenue, Hove, BN3 7JW
  • Caravelle Ward, Crawley Hospital, West Green Drive, Crawley, RH11 7DH
  • Crowborough Intermediate Care Unit, Southview Road, Crowborough, TN6 1HG
  • Don Baines Ward, Bognor War Memorial Hospital, Shripney Road, Bognor Regis, PO22 9PP
  • Horizon Unit, Horsham Hospital, Hurst Road, Horsham, RH12 2DR
  • Kleinwort Unit, The Kleinwort Centre, Butlers Green Road, Haywards Heath, RH16 1HG
  • Leslie Smith Ward, Bognor War Memorial Hospital, Shripney Road, Bognor Regis, PO22 9PP
  • Lewes Intermediate Care Unit, The Gallops, Lewes, BN7 1LR
  • Piper Ward, Crawley Hospital, West Green Drive, Crawley, RH11 7DH
  • Salvington Lodge, Salvington Hill, Worthing, BN13 3BW
  • Uckfield Hospital – Harlands Ward, Framefield Road, Uckfield, TN22 5AW
  • Viking Ward, Crawley Hospital, West Green Drive, Crawley, RH11 7DH
  • Zachary Merton Hospital, Glenville Road, Littlehampton, BN16 2EA

What can we offer you apart from a great feeling of job satisfaction?

  • Flexible working patterns
  • Supportive learning environment
  • Dedicated career pathways and great opportunities for continuing professional development
  • Commitment to and support for your health and wellbeing
  • NHS Pension Scheme
  • NHS discounts and salary sacrifice schemes

Apply here.

If you have any further queries, or require support with your application, please contact our friendly Recruitment team: 

01273 242227
sc-tr.recruitment@nhs.net

Join our NHS family as a healthcare assistant and make a difference every day

Have you considered becoming a Healthcare Assistant?

Are you caring and compassionate? Do you want to come and work for the NHS at a time when it needs you more than ever?

You don't need previous experience, we’ll train you on the job, supporting you to be the best that you can be – and you get to join our NHS family.

In return, we’re looking for enthusiasm, dedication and commitment to providing high quality patient care. If you want to make a difference, we’d love to hear from you.

Our intermediate care units provide nursing and therapy care to patients who have either had a stay in an acute hospital or have been unwell at home and need a bit of extra help. We aim to help people return to their homes, ensuring their environment is safe and their abilities are optimised.

Here at SCFT we are proud of the care we offer to all our patients, and our inpatients units were rated ‘Outstanding’ for caring in our most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection. We have 14 inpatient units spread across Sussex:

  • Arundel District Hospital, Chichester Road, Arundel, BN18 0AB
  • Brunswick Ward, Lindridge Care Home, Laburnum Avenue, Hove, BN3 7JW
  • Caravelle Ward, Crawley Hospital, West Green Drive, Crawley, RH11 7DH
  • Crowborough Intermediate Care Unit, Southview Road, Crowborough, TN6 1HG
  • Don Baines Ward, Bognor War Memorial Hospital, Shripney Road, Bognor Regis, PO22 9PP
  • Horizon Unit, Horsham Hospital, Hurst Road, Horsham, RH12 2DR
  • Kleinwort Unit, The Kleinwort Centre, Butlers Green Road, Haywards Heath, RH16 1HG
  • Leslie Smith Ward, Bognor War Memorial Hospital, Shripney Road, Bognor Regis, PO22 9PP
  • Lewes Intermediate Care Unit, The Gallops, Lewes, BN7 1LR
  • Piper Ward, Crawley Hospital, West Green Drive, Crawley, RH11 7DH
  • Salvington Lodge, Salvington Hill, Worthing, BN13 3BW
  • Uckfield Hospital – Harlands Ward, Framefield Road, Uckfield, TN22 5AW
  • Viking Ward, Crawley Hospital, West Green Drive, Crawley, RH11 7DH
  • Zachary Merton Hospital, Glenville Road, Littlehampton, BN16 2EA

What can we offer you apart from a great feeling of job satisfaction?

  • Flexible working patterns
  • Supportive learning environment
  • Dedicated career pathways and great opportunities for continuing professional development
  • Commitment to and support for your health and wellbeing
  • NHS Pension Scheme
  • NHS discounts and salary sacrifice schemes

Apply here.

If you have any further queries, or require support with your application, please contact our friendly Recruitment team: 

01273 242227
sc-tr.recruitment@nhs.net

 

We employ over 5,700 full and part time staff, and have over 4,000 people registered on our bank, so we're always hiring.

We have a fantastic range of clinical and non-clinical roles within our Trust. This includes Nurses, Healthcare Assistants, Technicians, Therapists, and a vital network of support staff.

View all our current vacancies on NHS Jobs

Pensions 
The NHS Pension Scheme is a valuable benefit to staff. All staff are encouraged to join the scheme which provides index-linked benefits, life assurance cover, and disability and redundancy benefits. Visit the NHS Pensions website for more information.

Annual leave 
Most staff receive annual leave (pro rata for part time staff) plus all public Bank Holidays, rising to 29 days after 5 years of service and 33 days after 10 years of service.

Continuous NHS service 
If you transfer from another NHS employer you can carry over your continuous NHS service.

Flexible working
The Trust's flexible working policies aim to support staff in meeting the challenges of balancing their working life with changing commitments outside of work. Opportunities for flexible working include part time, term time, job sharing and annualised hours. We also offer staff time off to deal with an emergency, career breaks, maternity and shared maternity leave, maternity support, parental leave, adoption leave and leave for public services.

Living Wage Employer 
For more information visit the Living Wage website

Key Worker Living
The Key Worker Living scheme is a government-led initiative to assist some key NHS workers in purchasing a home. For further information visit the Sussex zone agent, Moat Housing, or the Homebuy website.

Work Environment Improvement Fund 
As part of the Trust's Better Deals for Staff scheme, staff can make small financial requests under the Work Environment Improvement Fund to improve their working environment

Staff involvement
Staff are encouraged to get involved through the Trust's annual Staff Survey and staff conference, both of which form the basis for service improvements. The Trust has active union representation and a staff side coordinator whose role includes taking responsibility for staff involvement.

Learning and development
The Trust supports a learning culture and encourages all staff to undertake appropriate education and development opportunities which include in-house and external courses, conferences and study leave, and a graduate studentship scheme. All staff are also entitled to regular and frequent supervision, a personal development plan and an annual Personal Development Review.

Health, wellbeing and fitness
Occupational Health services include pre-employment health checks, advice on work-related health and safety matters, vaccinations for work, and confidential advice and referral to counselling services.

We also offer free assistance towards the cost of eyes tests and workplace massage.

Other benefits
We encourage our staff to register on our Trust Benefits site (www.scft.mytrustbenefits.co.ukto receive a huge range of discounts on well-known brands and retailers, and at the same time generate funds for our Trust. 

  • Season ticket loans - we offer an interest-free season ticket loan for public transport.
  • Bike to work scheme - we offer a tax-efficient bike to work scheme with deductions taken from salaries.
  • Workplace nurseries - we provide tax-efficient workplace nurseries for children under 5 on our major sites - visit our Nurseries page for more information.

View our Trust Benefits Brochure.

The Trust promotes an inclusive culture built on our values. This is articulated through our vision of ‘Excellent care at the heart of the community’.

This vision is supported by a specific ambition of <em>‘equitable care at the heart of all our communities’ </em>delivered by the Trust’s equality strategy.

Our ambition emphasises that care excellence always includes equality and it respects that we are all – staff, patients and carers alike – part of many different communities.

The Trust promotes an inclusive culture by setting standards in the Trust’s equality policy and promoting accountability from Board to front line services, engaging with people to include them in their care and in their workplaces and through a range of leadership development opportunities to foster good relations.

Disability Confident Employer

We are a Disability Confident Employer (level 2), which means we are committed to:

  • Getting the right people for our business
  • Keeping and developing our people

Disability Confident Employers are recognised as going the extra mile to make sure disabled people get a fair chance.

As well as paid employment we offer work experience, work trials and apprenticeships for disabled people.

Find out more about Equality and Diversity at the Trust.

Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES)
The Trust wants employees from black and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds have equal access to career opportunities and receive fair treatment in the workplace. The Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) is used by the Trust to measure progress. The standard consists of a number of indicators that we report on annually:

Annual Gender Pay Gap Report
The Trust proactively publishes details of the levels of pay across the organisation and is fully committed to ensuring equal pay between the sexes. You can find out more here:

At SCFT we want to create a culture where people can bring their whole selves to work and thrive.

This section will give you a taster of life at SCFT and the work of our vibrant staff networks.

BAME Network

Valuing individuality, supporting inclusion and promoting diversity, the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Staff Network influences positive workplaces by addressing barriers and supporting staff to achieve excellence. The Network welcomes people from all backgrounds, committed to the Networks aims.

People from all backgrounds who are committed to the networks' aims are welcome.

Disability Network

  • Creating a positive and inclusive workplace
  • Improving accessibility and challenging stereotypes
  • Supporting and empowering disabled colleagues

The Disability Network is open to ALL Trust staff and volunteers, and offers support and guidance around disabilities including short and long term health conditions, sensory impairments, mental health issues, and learning difficulties and disabilities.

LGBT+ Network

Working in partnership with the Trust to create a safe, inclusive and diverse working environment that encourages a culture of respect and equality. Open to all lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and other sexual and gender minority staff (LGBT+) and their allies. We warmly invite people from all sexual identities and gender identities.

Religion and Belief Network

The Religion and Belief Network helps us explore opportunities to use the considerable wealth of community and hospital based resources available through established faith groups in order to support the well-being of patients and to enhance the process of recovery in people’s lives.

It provides a safe forum for colleagues to explore the degree to which it is appropriate to express and incorporate aspects of spirituality into professional life.

Engaging in spirituality for staff within the communities that we serve to try and help find meaning and promote growth.

 

 

 

 

Once a year we hold a Staff Awards and Ball, to show how proud we are of the amazing work our staff do day in and day out, and to say thanks to those members of staff who go above and beyond to provide the best possible standard of care.

Click here to view our 2019 Staff Awards Winners.


Contact our Recruitment team

If you have any further queries, or require support with your application, please contact our friendly Recruitment team: 

01273 242227
sc-tr.recruitment@nhs.net

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