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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 01/12/2020.

Staff Nurses Flexible Working December C


University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust 279
Band 5
St Richards Hospital and Worthing Hospital, Chichester and Worthing
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum, pro r

About our Trust

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust is a newly formed organisation following a merger between Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (WSHFT) and Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust (BSUH) on 1st April 2021. WSHFT and BSUH have been working in partnership with a shared leadership team for four years leading up to the recent merger. Our vision (Excellent care, every time - "Where better never stops") is at the heart of all that that we do - we pride ourselves in putting the compassionate care of patients first and foremost. WSHFT became the first non-specialist acute hospital trust to be awarded Outstanding in all of the CQC’s key inspection areas and BSUH became the fastest improving acute hospital trust in England and was rated Good overall and Outstanding for caring by the CQC. Moving forward together, the ambition is to continue improving and providing excellent care, every time, for patients.

The merger was a technical but important process for both WSHFT and BSUH which will ensure that the right leadership, structures, and governance are in place. Our journey has started but we have much still to learn as we work towards full merger, enabled by our Patient First ethos which shapes our values and gives structure to our improvement and performance management. Our shared sense of purpose, commitment to investing in and developing our workforce and focus on continuous improvement in the pursuit of excellent care, every time, for our patients underpins all that we do. The largest part of this journey is investing in staff and creating a vibrant and supportive organisation where successful careers flourish.

This post is eligible for a financial incentive under our Refer a Friend Scheme. If you would like your application to be considered under this scheme you will need to clearly identify this at the end of your supporting information, and include the name, job title and place of work of the member of staff who referred you.

Are you a Registered Nurse – Adult (RN) who is looking for flexible working arrangements with a supportive, understanding employer?

At Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, we realise that many RN have busy and demanding commitments outside of their working life and are unable to commit to the traditional shift patterns. With this in mind, we are proud to be able to offer a variety of flexible working options and contracts, these include:

  • Fixed Bank (Nurse pool): If your availability is for certain shifts on set days, we could offer guaranteed employment to your requirements.
  • Flexible Bank: The traditional bank agreement where availability is matched to outstanding shifts (across a variety of wards).
  • Fixed-term: An extended period with a defined start and end date where security is required. This could include multiple fixed-term posts over the year and could be on one ward or across a variety of wards.
  • Part-time: Any hours that are worked that are not considered full-time (typically 37.5 hours/week). There may be a limit in the minimum hours worked to maintain skill and competence in certain areas.
  • Term-time: A permanent contract where paid/unpaid leave can be taken during school holidays or other defined periods.
  • Job-sharing: Covering full-time hours with another member of staff (as an example - you prefer nights – they prefer days).
  • Annualised Hours: The number of hours worked is fixed over the year, but variation in hours worked per week is available. This could include weeks where zero hours or minimum shift hours can be worked.
  • Flexible hours: If you are unable to commit to traditional shift times and patterns - we could accommodate later start and/or an earlier finish times.

General information for applicants

As part of our commitment to a safe working environment, we undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check on all new employees where the role is eligible for a criminal record check . We make offers in line with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1975.

Applications for Skilled Worker sponsorship are welcome for those that meet the Visa and Immigrations eligibility criteria. For further information please visit the website searching for Skilled Worker.

Please apply as early as you're able for this role. In the event of exceptional interest we may close adverts earlier than specified.

Further Information

For help with the application process, please contact the Recruitment Team by Email:

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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