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Nursing (child) or Allied Health Professional
NHS AfC: Band 7
Fixed Term (40 months)
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Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
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Seaside View Child Development Centre, Brighton General Hospital
£33,222 - £43,041 per annum
25/03/2019 23:59
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Time for Autism Development Manager

NHS AfC: Band 7

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) is the largest community health and care provider in Sussex. Our expert teams deliver a wide range of medical, nursing and therapeutic care to over 9,000 people a day, serving a total population of 1.3 million.

We pride ourselves in providing excellent care at the heart of the community. In July 2018, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) gave us an improved ‘Good’ rating, with ‘Outstanding’ features. 96% of our patients said they would recommend our services to their friends and family, and we attribute this to the hard work and dedication of each and every one of our teams.

We offer our staff a multitude of benefits; flexible working, free health and wellbeing checks, three tax efficient workplace nurseries rated ‘Good’ and ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, and a wide range of exciting learning and development opportunities including external courses, conferences, and a Graduate Studentship Scheme.

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.


This is an exciting opportunity for a healthcare professional to work alongside the Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) in a new role hosted by SFCT. The post is fixed term for 40 months with a view to extending the post in the future. BSMS are establishing an education programme for medical students to increase their understanding of the Autistic Spectrum Condition within families. The Time for Autism (TfA) programme will involve students visiting a family with an autistic child over a 15 month period. The TfA Development Manager will work with the TfA Medical and Research Leads to establish this programme at Seaside View Child Development Centre in Brighton and at the BSMS. The Development Manager will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of the programme to time, budget and the required quality.

As Development Manager you will be responsible for liaising and networking with all the necessary agencies and charities to promote the programme and ensure recruitment of families. This will involve visiting families at home, explaining the programme and gaining their consent to take part. A focused approach to recruitment will be taken, starting in Brighton & Hove with gradual extension across West Sussex.

You will provide support to families who are undertaking the TfA programme, by ensuring regular contact, high quality information and sign-posting where appropriate. Along with colleagues at BSMS you will be involved with the planning and delivery of related education to medical students. You will join a supportive team who have experience of setting up similar educational programme for other conditions.

This would suit an enthusiastic, highly motivated, experienced clinician, who is interested in supporting a new development and working with a range of stakeholders.




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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Ann White

Community Paediatrician and Time for Autism Medical Lead

Seaside View Child Development Centre


Dr Stephanie Daley

Time for Autism Programme Manager