Welcome from the Chair


Thank you for your interest in joining our Board as a Non-Executive Director.

We are looking for a Non-Executive Director to join our Board to help ensure we meet the challenges we face and embrace the opportunities we have. If your experience and ability have equipped you to be able to provide support and constructive challenge to the leaders of a large and multi-faceted organisation like Sussex Community, we want to hear from you.

Now, more than perhaps ever before in its 75 year history, the incredibly important role the NHS plays in society is being recognised. Here at Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust our people are continuing to provide excellent care at the heart of the community in the most complex of circumstances.


Over recent years, we have faced unprecedented challenges, but there have also been many opportunities to celebrate the contribution that we make to our local Sussex communities. Our teams continue to deliver under significant pressure and with an increasing demand for our services. The population continues to grow, people are living longer, often with multiple long- term conditions; more recently our communities and colleagues have been confronted with the COVID-19 pandemic, which has had an enormous impact on us all. To meet these new and increasing demands, the commitment, dedication and expertise of our people have enabled us to work more closely together and support each other to deliver compassionate care to the people and communities we serve.

We believe in supporting everyone to be the best that they can be and in enabling individuals to bring their whole self to work. We are committed to increasing our diversity at all levels in the organisation and, for these key roles, we are particularly keen to attract candidates who can bring diverse perspectives. We welcome expressions of interest from the widest possible range of backgrounds particularly those who are underrepresented at Board level in the NHS.

We are looking for someone with expertise in managing change in complex situations, an ability to bring partners together to achieve common goals, and a clear and demonstrable commitment to living and leading by our values. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience of the third-sector and of successful collaboration across organisational boundaries.

If this 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 07939 250362 or by email at [email protected]

I look forward to receiving your application.

Giles York
Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust