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Experts by experience provide valuable input through their involvement in feeding back on services and sharing views on future service plans, as well as participating in staff recruitment panels and patient experience groups.

Why is our experts by experience programme so important?

The trust has a commitment to be an organisation that puts the involvement and experience of people using our services and their families, friends and carers at the heart of anything that we do. Our ‘Participation Strategy Report 20-23’ outlines how we will work together, as an organisation, to put participation at the front and centre of our services.

Working in this way means that we deliver compassionate and responsive care that is aligned to people’s feedback, and will mean that our organisational decisions and processes are enriched and enhanced by the inclusion of the lived experience perspective.

Becoming an expert by experience

Are you a current or former service user and/or carer of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust?

Would you like to become an expert by experience and come and work with us?

If so, the first step is to register an interest with our People Participation Team at: participation@sussexpartnership.nhs.uk.

A member of the team will reach out to you with information about the programme and signpost you to our participation workshop – an expert by experience induction course facilitated by the team.

Upon completion of the course, you will be registered as a new expert by experience and subscribed to our participation opportunities mailing list. From here you will be kept informed of the opportunities available to you within the Trust.

You can then make applications to roles, with support from the People Participation Team.

We value you, your input and your time, which is why all of our expert by experience roles are paid opportunities.

Latest vacancies

To apply to join our team and find out about current opportunities, go to our jobs feed.

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