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Co-Production Lead

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
29 Feb 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
We have an exciting opportunity to join Forensic Healthcare Services as a Co-Production Lead in our Forensic Healthcare services. This role is integral to the delivery of our Clinical Strategy, ensuring that service users and their carers are heard and that we continue to work collaboratively and innovatively to improve the patient experience. You will be working as part of a team of professional leads and operational managers to influence and achieve our participation strategy as well as working closely with the Trust participation team. The Co-Production lead will work across our community and inpatient services in East and West Sussex.

Main duties of the job

  • To champion the importance of patient and carer experience in shaping Forensic Healthcare services, ensuring this is at the heart of activities and informs service improvement.
  • To implement Participation related policies and support and share these and support colleagues in understanding these policies and how they impact on their roles and function.
  • To ensure that the quality of the participation activity that occurs in your Division or Specialist Service is of a high standard and is in line with the standards set via the central Participation Team
  • To coordinate Expert by Experience activities including delegating responsibilities.
  • To respect the individuality, values, cultural and religious needs of service users and carers and ensure that engagement activities always consider diversity and inclusion in their set up, practice and review.
  • To be responsible for monitoring patient and carer feedback and satisfaction in the Forensic Healthcare Service.
  • To support the development, organisation and delivery of events, conferences and workshops with a focus on patient and carer experience.

About us

About the Trust:

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health and learning disability care for children, young people and adults across Sussex.

Working in Sussex:
  • Travel easily between coast and countryside, with a blend of picturesque villages and seaside towns there's always new experiences to be enjoyed
  • Embrace the city life with great access to visit Brighton and London
  • With easy access to Gatwick and Heathrow and excellent railway links across the UK there is plenty of opportunity for adventure

We'd love you to join our organisation that is rated 'good' overall and 'outstanding' for caring by the Care Quality Commission. Our staff agree, with 82% of people in our recent staff survey telling us that they recognise that care for patients is our top priority.

Other key staff survey results include:
  • 70% highlighting flexible working opportunities as a key point for satisfaction at work
  • 79% reporting feeling able to make suggestions to improve the work within their team
  • 77% identifying the opportunities to show initiative in their roles

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the full Forensic Healthcare Services Co-Production Lead job description and person specification which is attached to this advertisement

Person Specification



  • Relevant degree or diploma level qualification or equivalent experience
  • Evidence of continuous personal and professional development

Knowledge / Experience


  • Knowledge of relevant legislation as it relates to the patient and carer experience
  • Working knowledge of Equality, Diversity and Human rights legislation and good practice
  • Experience of successful project management in a complex organisation
  • Experience of working with a diverse range of people in a dynamic environment
  • Experience and evidence of analysing, interpreting and presenting information
  • Experience of producing reports and contributing to funding applications
  • Experience of supporting managers and clinical staff
  • Experience of event management

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


The Firs

The Drive


BN27 4ER

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