14th July 2021


A career with Arch Health

Come and join our wonderful team!

Arch stands out as a fantastic employer, and career choice, for clinical and non-clinical staff alike. As a Community Interest Company (CIC) delivering NHS services for people experiencing homelessness in Brighton and Hove, we are uniquely placed to offer the best of all worlds – NHS stability and benefits, coupled with the dynamism, agility and career progression potential of a small, fast growing company. Here are the top twelve reasons to choose Arch for your next role:

  1. We are one of the few surgeries in the country to have been rated as “outstanding in all areas” by the CQC, reflecting our extremely high standards in patient and staff welfare.
  2. We aim to bring the highest clinical standards to help people whose needs are varied and complex.
  3. We are an award-winning organisation, officially recognised for being a workplace culture leader and putting our people first.
  4. We are a Living Wage employer, ensuring that our employees can afford to live well in our fantastic (yet expensive) city! All current staff are paid at or above the London Living Wage.
  5. All staff are able to benefit from the generous NHS pension scheme
  6. The majority of our team work part time and we are amenable to flexible working options, wherever possible
  7. We offer all staff a monthly session with an experienced counsellor, this is fully confidential and can be used to discuss both work and personal matters.
  8. We support career progression and staff can apply for time and/or funds in order to undertake training and further their education and skills. We offer regular company-wide Protected Learning Time to address skills gaps and ensure all staff are able to spend time together away from the workplace.
  9. Our supportive management culture supports an open and honest atmosphere, with all staff empowered and confident to take on responsibilities, make suggestions and offer challenges, in order to ensure we are always striving to maintain and improve our standards.
  10. We adopt a coaching rather than a performance management model, in order to best support a confident, highly engaged and motivated workforce
  11. We are a learning organisation which is currently leading in a major research project on co-creation. We also regularly train medical students from BSMS and further afield.
  12. As a CIC we are able to use any profits or grants in order to improve the services we offer our patients. This means we are often trying new and innovative things, creating opportunities for our staff to venture into new areas of work, increasing their experience and developing new skills.

Current roles (applications via the link only)

Covid Outreach Nurse, part-time fixed term (6 months), £31,535 pa pro-rata. Closing date 01/08/21

In this role you will deliver proactive, high quality nursing care to meet the Covid related needs of residents in various contexts around the city. This will include in-person visits to accommodation to deliver vaccines, patient triage, liaising with other services, infection control advice and working with clinical colleagues both at Arch and within the wider health service.

Service designer, Brighton & Hove Common Ambition, fixed term. Closing date for expressions of interest 09/08/21

We are looking to work with an experienced freelance Service Designer or service design agency who will work with BHCA project team to plan and deliver a design strategy in order to co-produce system and service improvements and new ways of working within the homeless healthcare system in Brighton and Hove. This will include planning and strategy, incorporating data and research to develop service design interventions, developing design and co-production methodologies, workshop facilitation and capturing outcomes.

Finance Manager, part-time permanent, £26-29,000 pa pro-rata. Closing date: 27/08/21

This will be a varied role working across the full range of the organisation’s financial requirement including: leading the finance function and financial accounting of ARCH HEALTH CIC & PCN 1 (until 2022 exit); transitioning Arch Health CIC to new accounting system; conducting day to day finance administration tasks. You’ll be working closely with the CEO and executive team to ensure excellent financial governance, budgeting, record keeping and reporting ensuring that resources are deployed efficiently and for the maximum impact on our patients.

Outreach Nurse, part-time, permanent, £31,535 papro-rata. Closing date 30/08/21

We have a rare opportunity for a Registered Nurse to join the clinical team to support our community outreach, working in a variety of community contexts including day centres, hostels, Royal Sussex Country Hospital and our new step-down-beds facility. In this role you will deliver proactive, high quality nursing care to meet the needs of people who are homeless within the Royal Sussex County Hospital and various contexts around the city including day centres, hostels and our new step-down-beds facility.

Non-executive Director, voluntary post, expressions of interest welcome. Closing date September 2021

Are you the next Non-Executive Director at Arch Health CIC? Arch is a specialist healthcare provider for people who are homeless in Brighton & Hove and we currently have a vacancy for a Non-Executive Director to join our brilliant board. If you are a strategic leader with experience in a clinical, commercial or social care setting and have a passion for ensuring people without homes receive the best possible care, then this could be the perfect opportunity for you to utilise your skills to support our outstanding Arch team and help to lead us in delivering transformational services for the city. This is a voluntary post. If you are interested in hearing more we will be hosting a reception for potential candidates on September 7th. Please express your interest by emailing fliss.purchase@nhs.net.