Non Executive Directors

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Remunerated at £13,130 per annum
We provide NHS care and treatment for people living in South East England. We are rated ‘good’ overall by the Care Quality Commission and ‘outstanding’ for caring. Our mental health services provide care and treatment for people with conditions such as psychosis, depression, anxiety, dementia and personality disorder. Our specialist learning disability services provide community and inpatient care for people with complex health needs which can’t be met by other services. We have a number of services that provide very specialist care for people with complex health conditions and social care needs. We provide care in people’s homes, in specialist clinics, hospitals and GP surgeries. Our services are aimed at children, young people and adults of all ages and many are provided in partnership. We are committed to making sure that people feel valued, supported and cared for. This includes people who use our services and their families, who work in partnership with us and work within our organisation.
The Role

Compassionate leadership and values-led decision making will be vital in order to inspire, empower and motivate our workforce, and to create a culture of inclusion where people feel a sense of belonging. Now, more than ever, we need leaders throughout Sussex Partnership who model the behaviours we want to embed across our services. This will enable us to promote psychological safety, trust and accountability; all of which are needed in order to ensure health and care services meet the needs of patients, families, carers and the local communities we serve. The work we are doing with our integrated care system partners will be vital in addressing these challenges.

We are looking for two Non-Executive Directors to join us and contribute to our ongoing strategic development. You will bring deep insight into the transformation of public services or of mental health and learning disability services, either as an influential practitioner or leader or as someone who can offer a perspective through their lived experience. You will have the curiosity and the courage to bring fresh perspectives to the challenges we face.

Wherever you are now, your deep commitment to the delivery of high-quality mental health and learning disability services across South East England will enable you to contribute straightaway. In addition to your experience, we’re looking for people who champion our values, can bring sound judgement and interpersonal skills, and are driven to ensure Sussex Partnership genuinely improves the quality of life for all of the communities we serve. 

Sound like a challenge you are up for? We’d love to hear from you.

Download the candidate brief to find out about the role.
How to apply

To make an application, please click on the apply now button below, with the following prepared:

  • a CV (no more than three sides) or equivalent biographical information
  • a short covering letter that explains your motivation and availability and confirms that you would not be subject to any conflict of interest
  • please tell us if there are any dates during the selection process (outlined below) when you would not be available to participate.

We will complete Due Diligence and Fit and Proper Person checks for selected candidates at a later stage in the process. The Starfish Team will be happy to discuss this with applicants selected at longlist stage. 


The closing date is Monday 5th December 2022.


Selection timetable 

First stage discussions w/c 2nd & 9th January 2023 (candidates will be notified prior to the December holiday period)

Agreement of the shortlist Likely to be mid-January 2023

Informal conversations with the Chair To follow shortlisting in mid-January 2023

Final interviews Likely to take place in the final week of January

Forward meeting dates 

Board dates for 2022/23 are published at 

Board meetings for 2023/34 are generally held on the first Wednesday in alternate months (starting on 7th June 2023). 

Our Non-Executive Directors are also expected to attend public Council of Governor meetings and these dates can also be provided in due course.

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