What we offer

A place to belong

We offer everyone a place to belong in our Trust, professionally and personally. Our values of kindness and understanding, communication, transparency, working together and excellence are at the heart of how we operate. They are also fundamental to the care we provide for over three quarters of a million people each year.

Our 8,900+ workforce is as diverse as the patients we treat, and we celebrate that diversity. 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.

There are over 350 different careers in the NHS. At BSUH, there is a role and place to belong for anyone with the right skills and values. Whatever your background and previous work experience, please consider the opportunities we can offer to develop your career and potential.

An excellent location

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

The Royal Sussex County Hospital is based by the sea in the vibrant city of Brighton and Hove.

Princess Royal Hospital is in Haywards Heath, surrounded by the Sussex countryside yet under 45 minutes from London by train.

A brand new hospital

The average person spends 1,950 hours a year at work, so why not enjoy that time by working in a beautifully designed building overlooking the sea, with colleagues who strive daily to make a difference?

The Royal Sussex County Hospital is undergoing a £485 million programme to replace all the buildings on the front of the main hospital site. The name of this programme is the ‘3Ts redevelopment’, to reflect our role as a teaching, trauma and tertiary care site.

The build is currently underway and will be completed over three stages. Once finished there will be two new clinical buildings covering the front half of the hospital site, allowing more than 40 wards and departments to benefit from the new buildings.

The new facilities will provide patients and staff with a modern, spacious care environment whilst meeting the highest clinical standards and offering increased accessibility.

Great benefits


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, and Minority Ethnic (BME) 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.