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Freedom to Speak Up Guardian

NHS AfC: Band 8a

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NHS AfC: Band 8a
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£42,414 to £49,969 p.a pro rata
17/10/2018 23:59
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Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust’s 2015 staff survey results are better than average in almost all areas and help rank the trust as one of the top 100 best places to work in the NHS (Health Service Journal). SCFT is the first NHS organisation in Sussex to be a ‘Living Wage Employer’.

The Trust is signed up to the disability confident scheme and we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.


We're looking to recruit a new Freedom to Speak Up Guardian (FTSU) as part of our commitment to continue supporting colleagues in speaking up, to address any barriers that prevent colleagues from speaking up and further foster a culture of openness across the Trust. This role is key in the delivery of our commitment to quality improvement.

You will work closely with our executive and non-executive leads for speaking up and with senior teams, supporting managers to deal with concerns in a prompt way locally; and ensuring colleagues are treated fairly at all times. You will develop the function to meet the needs of varying services in a large organisation which covers a wide geographical area.

The Trust is on its journey from “Good to Great” and has good patient safety indicators, and a culture of continuous improvement, openness and honesty. Senior leaders are visible through regular service visits  and act on feedback from teams and individuals so the partnership between the FTSU and the senior team is essential to ensure everyone feels empowered to speak up.

The hours for the role are flexible and we would be happy to match your current hours (minimum 18.75 hours and maximum 37.5 hours).

If you would like more information about the role, please contact Susan Marshall, Chief Nurse and executive lead for Speaking Up by email: or call 01273 696011 ext: 2978.

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