Overseas Nurse Recruitment campaign from 2022 – ongoing

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (SPFT) are a specialist NHS organisation providing mental health and learning disability services. They are a member of the University Hospital Association, which recognises their strengths in research and education. They are part of Sussex Health and Care Partnership, working together with other organisations to improve services for their local communities. They provide care in a range of locations including people’s own homes, specialist clinics, hospital, low and medium secure units and GP surgeries. Their services are for children, young people, adults of working age and older people.

Their values (which you can see on the right) are designed to guide the way they behave and how they want people to experience Sussex Partnership, whether as someone who uses their services, works with them or work.

At Sussex Partnership we will invest in you and support you to reach your full potential to become the nurse you want to be. We look forward to hearing about your hopes and aspirations and working with you to ensure you have a fulfilling career.

Their organisational strategy is based on people, prevention and partnerships and describes how they plan to improve the experience, wellbeing and health of people who use their services, their families and carers, their staff and the communities they serve.

The International Recruitment Team

Sussex Partnership is committed to ensuring that you are supported throughout your career there, from the moment you decide to join them, before you arrive in the UK and after. The International Nurse Recruitment team are dedicated to helping identify and address any concerns or needs you might have prior to your arrival, as well as ensuring there is local support for you once you have completed your Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) training and joined The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) register. Prior to your arrival they will ask you to complete a questionnaire for them (Pastoral Support Questionnaire) that lets you tell them a little about yourself, which will help them to identify information and resources that are specific to your interests and needs.

Working here – Hear from their nurses

“I came to the UK from India 14 years ago to improve my personal and professional life. I started working at Sussex Partnership five years ago. The Trust supported me to prepare for my OSCE examination and I passed first time! With the proper training and support it wasn’t difficult. I now work on Orchard Ward, which is an acute ward for elderly people. The three words I would use to describe Sussex Partnership are supportive, caring and protective. For me, working here is a pleasure. The management are very supportive of my career goals, I am given training and educational opportunities that improve my skills and confidence, and I am able to work flexible hours that work well around my family.” – Nisha Sany

Location and cost of living

Located on the South of London, Sussex is particularly rich in history and culture. As one of England’s biggest counties, it hosts an independent and warm population which is very welcoming towards expatriates. By moving to Sussex, whether alone or with your family, you will enjoy a modern and comfortable lifestyle.

Usually separated into the two ceremonial counties of East Sussex and West Sussex, both sides have much to offer, West Sussex being officially dubbed by the Met Office as the sunniest county in the U.K, whilst much of East Sussex is protected as a national park, offering unspoilt natural views for both locals and visitors to enjoy. With protected areas of countryside, a stunning coastline and fascinating historic landmarks, Sussex is a highly sought-after place to live, with a reported population of 858,852 in the West and 554,590 in East.

Sussex as a whole is popular not just for families looking for great local schools and a safe, quaint surrounding area, but also for young professionals who enjoy city life, holding strong connections to London and other urbanised areas.

East Sussex, U.K.