Associate Non-executive Director, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Sussex Partnership is looking for an Associate Non-executive Director with passion and commitment to join a team and an organisation with integrity, compassion, intellect and drive.

Sussex Partnership provides care and treatment for people with conditions such as psychosis, depression, anxiety, dementia and personality disorder across the South East of England. Our specialist learning disability services provide community and inpatient care for people whose complex health needs can’t be met by other services. We provide our care in people’s homes, in specialist clinics, hospitals, GP surgeries and prisons. Our services are aimed at children, young people and adults of all ages and many are provided in partnership.

This Summer we refreshed our strategy, driven by the knowledge that we need to work differently across health and care to address the challenges we face together: people are living longer; the NHS is treating more and more people with long term conditions; our services and staff are experiencing sustained pressure; and money is tight. Our new strategy is about having a clear plan about what we’re going to do to continue improving the experience of patients, families, carers and staff. It’s about how we think boldly and creatively, in partnership with others, about working differently. If we are going to reduce inequality, enhance wellbeing of patients and staff and really keep ourselves and our local population healthy, we need to see ourselves as part of a system deeply embedded in and accountable to the communities we serve. This means really focussing on the outcomes that are important to patients. It means bringing partners together across health, housing, education, employment and social care to address the many factors which affect people’s health and to ensure that we have truly integrated services. It also means ensuring that our quality improvement activity is targeted towards co-producing solutions to some of the very wicked issues we’re facing. It’s not easy to get this right. But it’s a real opportunity.

There has never been a more exciting time to join us as an Associate Non-Executive Director. We are looking for someone who is financially qualified but who has seen that attainment as the beginning of a journey to help organisations improve and prosper. Beyond that, you will be joining a team – and an organisation – where integrity, compassion, intellect and drive are all standard entry requirements so we will be looking for evidence that you can match that passion and commitment.

If that sounds like a challenge you are up for, then we would love to hear from you. Please contact our recruitment partners Rhiannon Smith or Jenny Adrian at Hunter Healthcare on 020 7935 4570 or by email at

Key dates:

Application Deadline: 2 February 2020*

Interview and selection events: TBC

*Full details about the Trust, role and how to apply are included in the candidate information pack. All applications should be sent to:

Candidate Information Pack PDF, 9.4 MB

This is a comprehensive information pack for candidates, which explains the requirements to undertake the role, as well as details of how to apply and information about the trust.

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