Bank workers help to keep our services running smoothly by covering short term gaps in staffing. 

We are always looking for extra help from bank staff in patient care (clinical and non-clinical), particularly nurses, healthcare support workers and administrators. 

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Join the Bank

Join the bank at Sussex Partnership

We currently have around 1,500 bank workers made up of substantive staff who work extra shifts and external people who want to work with us in a flexible way. 

How does it work?

Bank vacancies are advertised on our jobs feed. There is a recruitment process to join the bank -  once you are a part of it you can choose which shifts you want to work.


Why join our bank?

There are lots of benefits to working for our bank. You will:

  • Receive many of the same benefits as permanent members of staff, such as a pension, weekly payment, paid training, supervision, paid for Disclosure and Barring Service check.
  • Be part of the workforce, not just a temporary worker.
  • Benefit from flexible working to suit your lifestyle. You are in charge and can choose to do full-time, part-time or ad-hoc hours. You are in full control and can select your own shifts.
  • Gain experience in a wide range of settings, helping to build your own career.
  • Get paid at an excellent rate - 12% higher than a comparable permanent role (to account for not receiving holiday pay).
Pay band Hourly pay
2 £11.45
3 £11.45
4 £14.11
5 £15.67
6 £19.10
7 £23.52


  • Working pattern: Flexible hours. Various locations available. Book shifts directly via app. Bank staff get priority for shift bookings over agency staff. 
  • Pension: Entitled to join the NHS Pension Scheme. 
  • Pay frequency: You can be paid monthly or weekly. 
  • Annual leave: You will receive an additional 12.8% on top of hourly rate in lieu of holiday pay
  • Career progression and training: All mandatory training is free and time is paid for. You will get access to our MyLearning platform. You can also apply for additional training. 
  • Sick pay: You may be entitled to Statutory Sick Pay. 
  • Professional supervision: Supervision and support is available depending on the number of shifts worked. 
  • Wellbeing and perks: You will have access to the Employee Assistance Programme, Employee Networks, NHS Discounts and Blue Light Card. 

We offer Bank at Band payments for qualified substantive staff, at Band 5 and above, who work additional nursing shifts across our clinical services. This means you will be paid at the same band as your substantive role, even if you take on a shift that is for a lower band. Payments are not automatic. Please email if you would like to take advantage of this incentive.

Meet the bank team

Our bank team is on hand to offer dedicated support to all bank staff. They also manage the process of booking shifts and the day-to-day running of the bank.

Denise Trundell - Bank Manager

Amy Baldwin - Clinical Lead Nurse for Temporary Staff

Alyssa Burgess-Russel - Senior HR Advisor

Jana Forshaw - Temporary Staffing Project Manager

Contact our bank team by calling 0300 304 0037 or email

The office opening hours are currently 7am to 8pm, 7 days a week (excluding 25 and 26 December and 1 January).

Bank bookings are offered on an ad-hoc basis and may be for a few hours to cover an assignment or session, or for a pre-determined period, for example a week or fortnight. Some placements may be for a longer period to cover long term sickness or maternity leave but should not exceed 12 weeks. While there is no guarantee that we will be able to continually offer you assignments when you are available, we will certainly try. 

The main benefit of Bank work is flexibility. You provide your availability to the Bank Team and they match your availability and skills with placements. You may, for example, only be available on a regular day for a set number of hours or be available full time but prefer the flexibility to work when it suits you. Whatever your situation, we will endeavour to find a pattern of shifts that suit you and match your availability to the opportunities we have available.

We provide placements in services/wards/units/departments within the Trust across the whole of Sussex. However you can opt for a particular geographical or service area that suits you. 

No - if you are registered on our Bank we can only book you on a Bank basis not as an agency worker. 

Yes - if you wish to access  additional training outside of mandatory training, this will be at the discretion of the departmental budget holder and funded by the department  or team involved. If approved, completion of the Education and Training Funding Form must be submitted to the Education & Training Team for consideration. If agreed, the Education & Training Team will send you further instructions. 

My Learning will be your personal learning portal where you can access (either at work or home) mandatory courses relevant to your role, book courses, track your training compliance and view your learning history.

As well as managing formal Trust courses, My Learning will also offer you user-friendly ways to record your personal CPD and work-based learning. 

Payment is made by BACS directly into your bank or building society account. 

The pay cycle is weekly, although you can request to be paid monthly. 

Once you have been cleared through our pre-employment checks, the Temporary Staffing Team will contact you to welcome you to the Bank. They will also: 

  • Check your contact details
  • Issue you with a log-in for Employee OnLine (the Trust's electronic rostering system)
  • Advise you about completing the Trust induction as well as statutory and mandatory training
  • Search for shifts/assignments for you. 

We use an electronic rostering system called HealthRoster which is available throughout the Trust. This enables bank workers to add their availability on-line, view confirmed shifts on-line, and receive automated emails about available shifts. 

You may also be contacted about shifts/assignments by the Temporary Staffing Team, either via telephone, email or text. 

Once a shift has been booked you will be given a reference number to confirm the booking.

Yes - Bank Workers will be reimbursed for reasonable and agreed travel costs or expenses incurred, whilst undertaking bank work. This does not include travel between your home and work.

Under the Working Time Regulations, Bank Workers are entitled to receive statutory holiday pay (pro-rated to the number of hours worked) in line with the financial year i.e. 1 April to 31 March. All Bank Workers are entitled to 28 days statutory annual leave, inclusive of bank holidays (pro rata for those who work less than full time hours). 

 You are entitled to join the NHS Pension Scheme and it is automatically assumed that you will be contributing unless you decide to opt out.

If you are not eligible for the NHS Pension Scheme (e.g. you have already retired from the 1995 section of the scheme), you may be eligible to join the Trust's alternative pension scheme, the National Employment Savings Trust (NEST). If you meet the criteria for this scheme, you will be automatically enrolled (in line with the Government's Workplace Pension legislation). 

NHS pension contributions are based on weekly whole time equivalent hours and enhancements, including substantive posts held in the NHS. For example, if you work more than 37.5 hours in any week, you will not pay pension contributions on any hours worked over 37.5 in that week.

You are entitled to leave the Bank at any time. However we would appreciate it if you could provide at least one week's written notice.