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A Filipino Nursing Director’s U.K. Trust is Looking for OR and ICU Nurses

It was pretty difficult to ignore the many good news about the U.K. market last week. Not only has the POEA officially announced its signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.K. when it comes to the recruitment of Filipino nurses; Many news outlets have also confirmed the European country’s need for at least 50,000 nurses by 2025! The United Kingdom may already seem “on fire” as a country of work destination nowadays, and it looks like there are no signs of it slowing down anytime soon.

It shouldn’t be a surprise then that our biggest U.K. client, the NHS Professionals, has been continuously recruiting Filipino nurses through our agency since 2017. In our almost 5 years of serving them, we have already deployed hundreds of nurses to almost 20 Trusts located in various cities and provinces all over the United Kingdom. One of these Trusts is the University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust, one that we’re sure you’ve already heard of in one way or another.

A Merger and a Filipino Nursing Director

The University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust first made news in April 2020 since it was formally launched as a result of a merger between Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust and Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The merger makes this newly formed Trust a much bigger one as it is now composed of nearly 20,000 employees working in various facilities located in Brighton and Hove, Haywards Heath, Shoreham-by-Sea, Worthing, and Chichester. Shortly after, the Trust made headlines once again as it appointed Filipino nurse Edmund Tabay as its Nursing Director on September 1, making him the first Filipino nurse to hold a very senior manager position in the NHS. If you’re after a Trust that prioritizes growth and diversity, then the University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust may be the perfect one for you.

Upcoming Employer Interviews for OR and ICU Nurses

The Trust is currently in need of OR and ICU Nurses and will therefore hold employer interviews on October 29, November 2, November 12 and November 24. If you or you know anyone who may be interested in these opportunities, please refer to the below details.


  • Band 4 starting salary (21,892GBP ~ 1,532,000PHP+ per annum)

  • Band 5 salary upon NMC admission to the register (24,907GBP ~ 1,743,000PHP+ per annum)

  • Overtime pay and priority in NHS employment bank

  • Extra payments for evenings, nights, and weekends

  • Free accommodation for 6 weeks

  • £400 (~27,900PHP) Salary advance

  • Airport Transfer

  • Certificate of Sponsorship

  • Tier 2 Health & Care Visa

  • Welcome pack including basic groceries and foodstuffs for the initial two weeks upon arrival in the UK

  • Access to the generous NHS Pension Scheme

  • Free air ticket

  • 10,000PhP cash incentive for IELTS / OET passers

  • Reimbursement of costs (1x passed IELTS/OET, 1x passed CBT)

  • Free fully structured training program aimed at achieving the OSCE

  • No placement or processing fee


  • IELTS or OET Passer IELTS: at least 6.5 in Writing and at least 7.0 in Listening, Reading and Speaking OET: at least C+ in Writing and at least B in Listening, Reading and Speaking

  • CBT Passer is not required but an advantage

  • At least 1 year of post-license hospital experience in the desired area (volunteer work will be considered)

  • No more than 18 months of work gap

If you are interested and qualified, you may sign-up at to apply. You may also send your CV, IELTS/OET result, valid PRC ID, passport, Microsoft Teams and Skype ID to and wait for a Recruitment Officer to get in touch with you. For questions or concerns, please contact Naomie through 0917-894 8780 / 0968-544 7095.


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