Step into Health

We recognise that veterans and people leaving the Armed Forces have transferable skills and the aptitude to work in a dynamic and diverse environment like the NHS. If you want to use your skills and talents to make a difference to the lives of people living in your local community, why not consider a career in healthcare? 

Sussex Partnership is an active member of Step into Health, a programme which offers members of the armed forces community an access route into a new career with the NHS.

You may have clinical skills and qualifications that already qualify you for certain roles at Sussex Partnership, but we have many other opportunities across our whole range of services that do not need any formal qualifications or training. 

Careers with Sussex Partnership are not limited to frontline roles. We have opportunities in administration, finance, estates and facilities, digital, communications and management, to name just a few! 

We can also offer placements and work experience to personnel who are transitioning from the armed forces back to civilian life. 

Why choose Sussex Partnership?

We are committed to supporting our local armed forces community. You can be assured, that as an armed forces veteran, we understand your needs and will support you to be the best that you can be in your new career with the NHS.

Sussex Partnership was one of the first mental health trusts in the country to receive Veteran Aware accreditation from the Veterans Covenant Healthcare Alliance. We are a founding member of the Sussex Armed Forces Network and have more than 70 Armed Forces Champions working across the Trust, who are trained to support veterans and families, as well as offering advice to colleague who are supporting veterans.  

We also set up the Sussex Partnership Armed Forces Community, a growing network of staff members, ex-service personnel, reservists and family members who offer peer-led support through drop ins, events and social activities. You can follow them on Twitter at @SussexAFC

As of August 2020, we are also proud holders of the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Silver Award, which encourages employers to support defence and encourage others to do the same. We are working towards achieving gold.

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