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Thank you to everyone who has stepped forward to join the Sussex COVID-19 Vaccination Programme.

We are currently looking for registered healthcare professionals who can vaccinate, or who are willing to train to vaccinate.

We are also looking for volunteers to support our vaccination centres. 

You can visit our Work with us page to browse other current vacancies available across our Trust.

Job opportunities

 

See below for our current job opportunities to help support the COVID-19 vaccination programme. We have been overwhelmed by applications since launching this recruitment campaign. Thank you for patience if you have applied and are still waiting to hear from us.

   
 

   

I am an existing clinical registered healthcare professional working for an acute hospital in Sussex, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, South East Coast Ambulance NHS Trust or Sussex CCGs.

Applications are now closed.

     

 

 

  

I am an existing clinical registered healthcare professional member of staff who can vaccinate, or willing to train to vaccinate, and I work elsewhere in the NHS or private healthcare.

Applications are now closed.

     

 

   

I’m a non-registered health care professional (for example: healthcare assistant, phlebotomist, physio support worker) working for the NHS and willing to train to vaccinate.

Applications currently closed - but we are looking for Healthcare Assistants across our Trust's services. Apply here.

     

 

   

I have Advanced Basic Life Support training (for example: cabin crew, medical students, lifeguards, police, fire workers) and want to be trained to help vaccinate.

Applications currently closed - but we are looking for Healthcare Assistants across our Trust's services. Apply here.

       

   

I want to help and apply for support positions such as drivers and administration roles.

Applications currently closed.

       

   

I have retired from the NHS but want to come back and help.

Applications currently closed.

       

Volunteering opportunities

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us. We have received an overwhelming response from our communities to support our vaccination sites, and we are currently processing all applications.

Our vaccination sites continue to be open and our general recruitment for Brighton, Chichester and Eastbourne volunteers has re-opened. We are wanting to build up a cleared pool of volunteers, ready to step in to help when needed. If you would like to help, please apply below.

   

I want to apply to be a volunteer for
the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme.

Apply here

 

Please read our FAQs about the volunteering roles.

Whilst we are working at an unprecedented level, we will be in touch as quickly as possible and endeavour to respond to applications within 72 hours.

COVID-19 Vaccination in Sussex

You will probably be very keen to get your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible and will want to know when and where you can get your jab.

The NHS is working extremely hard to get the vaccine to everyone who is eligible as quickly as possible. We have been making very good progress in the short period of time since the vaccination became available. However, we all need to recognise this is the largest vaccination programme ever undertaken by the NHS and it will take time to get to everyone.

When will I get my jab?

The order in which people will be offered the vaccine is based on advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).

During January, the NHS will continue to vaccinate people in the first two priority groups. This includes:

  • Residents and staff in care homes for older adults
  • All those aged 80 years and over
  • Frontline health and social care workers

After this, vaccination will continue to roll our to other priority groups in order of age and risk.

The NHS will let you know when it’s your turn to have the vaccine. It’s important not to contact the NHS for a vaccination before then.

Where will I get my jab?

There are a number of ways in which the vaccination is being rolled out to our communities:

  • A GP-led vaccination service is where those who are in the first priority groups living in our local community will initially receive their vaccination. This involves groups of local GP practices working together to provide the vaccination to their collective patients at one location. This means that you may not receive the vaccination at your local GP; you may be required to travel to a different location nearby.
  • Hospital hubs – local hospitals across the country have begun giving the vaccine to people over 80 who are attending for a planned appointment and frontline health and care staff. You will only receive your vaccination in this way if you have an appointment at your hospital.
  • Roving service – the vaccine will be taken into care homes and into people’s own homes if they cannot attend a vaccination site. This is being stepped up over the coming weeks as more supplies of the vaccines become available.
  • Large vaccination centres – each county will have one large vaccination centre which will be able to give the vaccine to large numbers of people. The large vaccination centres that will service your area will be at the Brighton Centre and this is likely to be up and running at the end of the month.

If you are concerned about how you will travel to get your vaccine during lockdown, it should be noted that, under the national guidance, it is permissible to receive a lift in terms of transport for medical appointments.

Visit the links below to find out where you may have your jab in your area.

COVID-19 vaccination scam alert

We are aware that some people are receiving suspicious calls, text messages and some face to face calls at the doorstep offering the COVID-19 vaccination.

To protect yourself and your family members from fraud and criminals, remember the following points.

  • The vaccine is only available on the NHS for free to people in priority groups, and the NHS will contact you when it is your turn. Anyone offering a paid-for vaccine is committing a crime.
  • The NHS will never ask you to press a button on your keypad or send a text to confirm you want the vaccine, and never ask for payment or for your bank details.
  • At the moment we are not making house calls to deliver or discuss the vaccine and we will never come to your house without an appointment. Anyone offering this now is committing a crime.

If you receive a call you believe to be fraudulent, hang up. If you believe you have been the victim of fraud or identity theft you should report this directly to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040. Where the victim is vulnerable, report it to Sussex Police online or by calling 101.

Further information and resources