Join us

Be part of a paediatric and neonatal centre of excellence

The Alex is one of the leading children’s hospitals in the UK and provides outstanding care to children and young patients across the south coast. We provide care to over 45,000 patients a year in our hospital in Brighton. We have over 100 beds, five wards, over 50 consultants specialising in paediatrics and links to the Brighton and Sussex Medical School.

Why join us?

Our ‘Patient First’ programme helps us to continually improve the care and experience of our patients. It also gives our staff the opportunity to highlight areas for improvement, and the support needed to make their great ideas come to life.

A place to belong

We offer everyone a place to belong in our Trust, professionally and personally, and we celebrate diversity. Our values of kindness and understanding, communication, transparency, working together and excellence are at the heart of how we operate.

In addition to professional development opportunities, we offer a wide range of active staff groups within the Trust. These range from sports clubs to formally constituted networks and working groups which advocate on behalf of their members.

Our ‘Patient First’ programme helps us to continually improve the care and experience of our patients.  It also gives our staff the opportunity to highlight areas for improvement, and the support needed to make their great ideas come to life.

An excellent location

We are based in south east England and serve the populations of Brighton and Hove and parts of Sussex.

Great benefits

From flexible working arrangements, NHS pension, 35 days a year holiday allowance, training and development and childcare there are a lot of reasons to choose to work for us.

BSUH hosts a library at both main sites (Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton and Princess Royal Hospital, Haywards Heath). These are available to all Trust staff and offer a range of services and resources to support study, research and patient care.

As one of the UK’s foremost NHS trusts for teaching, tertiary and trauma care, continual professional development remains an important focus and we are able to offer our staff high quality teaching alongside cutting edge research and innovation.

You can find out more about medical training and education here or nursing training and education here.

Wellbeing

Our staff do an incredible job to care for our patients, often in the challenging circumstances felt by all NHS staff. We never underestimate our staff commitment to caring for others and it is important that we provide a range of support mechanisms to help individuals manage these challenges.

The Trust is a Disability Confident employer, promotes equity and inclusion for our Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) colleagues and is committed to becoming a Stonewall Top 100 LGBTQ+ Employer.

We celebrate the fact that our staff come from a wide range of different communities, backgrounds and cultures.  It is our hope that everyone can feel free to be who they truly are, which is key to wellbeing and to continually improving patient care.

We also recognise that wellbeing can be impacted by events outside of work, which is why we have created the BSUH Wellbeing website, where staff can find information and support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, whether they are at work or at home.

Find a role

You can find vacancies on our main website for across Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust.