Our Trust is rated as 'Outstanding for Caring' by the CQC - fundamental to this is the way that we value and respect our staff. At every level, we value the diversity of our colleagues and actively champion an inclusive culture. We believe that everyone without exception should feel free to be their authentic self in the workplace.
We understand that work is only one part of life. We are committed to helping our colleagues achieve the best possible work\/life balance. We proudly offer supportive, inclusive and family friendly employment and flexible working policies. We 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.
Our Trust is already a Disability Confident employer and we are holding ourselves to account through the Workplace Disability Equality Standard (WDES). Our work on promoting equity and inclusion for our Black, and Minority Ethnic (BME) colleagues continues to be driven by engagement with the WRES (Workforce Race Equality Standard) and the WRES Experts Programme.
In 2019, we committed ourselves to becoming a Stonewall Top 100 LGBTQ+ Employer. We also support the national 'Veteran Aware' scheme and are an ERS Silver accredited Hospital who welcomes applications from all members of the Armed Forces communities.
For our patients, we do everything we can to deliver fair access to all our services. This includes providing interpretative and other services to meet the needs of disabled communities. We're careful to show sensitivity towards ethnic, cultural and religious differences. Our staff uphold these values and so help our care to get better all the time.
About this vacancy
Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust (BSUH) is an acute teaching hospital working across two main sites: the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton and the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath. The Brighton campus includes the Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital and the Sussex Eye Hospital and is also the Major Trauma Centre for the region. The Trust has expenditure of over £600m per annum, provides services to over a million people and employs over 8,000 staff. Further, the Royal Sussex County Hospital is currently undergoing a £485 million programme (3Ts) to replace all the buildings on the front of the main hospital site. The work is happening over three stages and will take nine years to complete. The new facilities will meet the highest clinical standards and offer patients a modern, spacious care environment.
2018\/19 was a successful yet challenging year. The Trust delivered all financial priorities including; stabilising the deficit, delivering the control total deficit, identifying and delivering planned savings and exiting financial special measures. Further, the Trust made significant progress in both understanding historic financial performance and developing plans for the medium term. 2019\/20 will bring further challenges but the Trust is well placed to respond.
I would love to hear from you if, like us, you are committed to the values and principles of working in the NHS and you recognise what is required to succeed in this role. You will need to be able to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment where you will be working with talented teams who show and expect commitment to improvement. In return, you will have a chance to be part of something significant and develop unique skills for your future career.
I hope you will consider this role to be a fantastic opportunity. Please read all the information provided, make contact with the Trust and come and see the hospitals for yourself. I look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to the Trust.
Closing Date: 21st July 2019
General information for applicants
Salaries for substantive posts will be offered to successful candidates in alignment with the NHS Agenda for Change terms and conditions. All our substantive colleagues will also receive an annual appraisal. For substantive colleagues appointed after 1 April 2019, this guides their progression through the salary steps. Please note this does not apply to Bank only 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.
We may also use our substantive adverts to build our Bank staff. If you are unsuccessful at interview for a substantive role but meet the BSUH specification for that role you may be offered a bank post. Please note our Bank hourly rates are outlined on a separate payscale.
Applications for Tier 2 sponsorship are welcome for those that meet the Visa and Immigrations eligibility criteria. Please note our Bank only roles are not eligible for Tier 2 sponsorship. These will be considered alongside all other applications. Under the Residence Labour Market Test, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU\/EEA candidate is available. For further information please visit the gov.uk website searching for Tier 2.
Please apply as early as you're able for this role. Sometimes, we receive exceptional interest, and close adverts earlier than specified. If you are not successful in this application, we may be able to offer you a position through our Bank. Do keep watching our 'Current Vacancies' and apply for the next suitable position.
Specific information about this role is in the documents accompanying this advertisement.
For further more information, or help with the application process, please contact the HR Employment Services Team on 01444 448692 \/448616 or by email: email@example.com
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