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What is the bank

Bank is the name we use for our internal recruitment agency. It is a temporary staffing service which we use to find people to provide cover for short gaps in staffing. This helps us to keep our services running smoothly.

The bank is made up of substantive staff who want to work extra shifts or external people who want to work with us in a flexible way. It is a ‘win-win’ set up, as it helps us to top up our workforce, whilst allowing us to reward staff well.

We currently have around 1500 bank staff. We still need extra help from bank staff in patient care (clinical and non-clinical), support services and administrative support, so we are always looking for new people to join the bank team.

How does it work?

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

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Why join our bank?

There are lots of benefits of working for our bank. As a member of bank staff, 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 a real part of the workforce, not just a temporary worker
  • Benefit from flexibility 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 your holiday pay)
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Our bank team

Our bank team is on hand to offer dedicated support to all bank staff, as well as managing the process of booking shifts and the overall running of the bank.

Regular positions we advertise

There are certain positions that we recruit to regularly through the bank. These include:

  • Nursing
  • Administration
  • Health care support worker

Application process

To apply to join our bank and find out about current opportunities, go to our jobs feed or contact bankrecruitment@sussexpartnership.nhs.uk.

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