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Sexual Health Adviser

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
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Closing date
19 Apr 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Part Time
Band 6 Health adviser post to cover maternity leave fixed term contract

We are looking to appoint an individual who is hardworking, motivated and energetic to join a well-established health advising team in a busy sexual health, contraception and HIV department for a period of nine months to cover maternity leave. The successful candidate will have excellent HIV and sexual health knowledge, underpinned with current experience of working within a sexual health/ HIV setting. Previous or current experience of working as a sexual health adviser would be an advantage.

This is a 15 hour per week post. The post will include working some Saturdays (on a rotational basis)

For further information or to arrange an informal visit please contact Justine Orme or Afra Barrett on 01273 664716 or email or

The role is based within the Health Adviser team in SHAC. You will be working within a large MDT. Training and support will be provided.

Main duties of the job

The ideal candidate will have experience of working with vulnerable groups, especially MSM. An awareness of issues surrounding Substance misuse, including Chemsex, and support and management for users is advantageous. A well developed understanding of partner notification processes and issues are also essential. Candidates should have an excellent knowledge and previous experience of managing safeguarding concerns.

About us

Join us at UHSussex, every day is different, you can be the change, better never stops

A t UHSussex we're proud to be at the heart of the NHS. As one of the UK's largest acute Trusts, we're a leading example of the excellence, the ambition and the values that have embodied the NHS for over 70 years.

Improving lives: We are a vibrant and inclusive organisation, with hardworking, talented and dedicated individuals, who work together towards a common goal, to always put our Patient First. Our mission is summed up by our 'where better never stops' motto and no matter the role at UHSussex, you will play a part in driving us forwards and in improving the lives of patients across Sussex. We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We're here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in our wellbeing programme for staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves

Build a career with us: As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The role will encompass the processing of complex positive results including HIV and Syphilis and speaking to patients in the phone to discuss in depth results. The role also involves discussions about partner notification and use of SXT digital partner notification tool. Please see attached job description for full details.

Person Specification



  • Experience working in HIV/ Sexual Health clinic
  • Experience working with MSM and vulnerable groups
  • Experience of safeguarding

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)



Out Patients Building, Eastern Road, Royal Sussex County Hospital



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