Non Executive Directors
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.
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.
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 https://www.sussexpartnership.nhs.uk/board-meetings
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.