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The Hellingly Centre is a state-of-the-art hospital for people which specialises in the assessment and treatment of people with complex and enduring mental health needs that have been involved with the criminal justice system.

Hellingly

The Hellingly Centre forms part of Sussex Partnership's Forensic Mental Health services. It is an award winning, state of the art secure mental health facility, comprising of three medium secure wards and one low secure ward, supported by central therapy, estates, domestics, and reception teams.

Our patients are frequently both challenging and inspirational and we are privileged to share in a part of their journey, as they learn to trust us enough to talk about surviving their own journeys, their regrets and hopes, and plan with us to progress along the secure pathway towards a safer and more rewarding future in the community.

Service users regularly experience stigma for both mental health and offending history. Our role is to develop trusting and safe relationships which balance being collaborative and hopeful, while maintaining sound risk and safety management skills.

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The fantastic team at the Hellingly Centre are forward thinking, not afraid to make decisions and implement changes, and they work in a patient-led environment, keeping patients at the heart of everything they do.

Working at Hellingly Centre you will be supported and encouraged to have a voice to improve the experience of patients and also your own working experience. We need the best possible team to help us to continue to improve.

Could this be you? If so, we would like you to be part of our story.

No two days, or two patients, are the same; while structure, boundaries and professionalism are our foundation, the work often requires dynamism, energy, creativity, innovation and problem solving, as we seek to respond to the unique and fascinating challenges of secure inpatient care. 

Our vacancies

Select each of our wards below to see our current vacancies.

Ash Ward is a dynamic 15 bedded Male Medium Secure and Forensic ward. We have to consider a complex picture for our service users of victims of significant trauma and abuse, but also perpetrators of violence.

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B6 Deputy Ward Manager/Charge Nurse

Blossom ward is a specialist 15-bedded female Medium Secure and Forensic ward. We have to consider a complex picture for our service users, who are often victims of significant trauma and abuse, but also perpetrators of violence.

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B5 Staff Nurse

B6 Deputy Ward Manager/Charge Nurse

Elm Ward is a 15 bedded male Low Secure Unit focussed on reintegrating patients back into the community. We are a patient centred ward and provide a full activity programme, including both therapeutic groups and leisure activities.

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B5 Staff Nurse

B6 Deputy Ward Manager/Charge Nurse

B7 Ward Manager 

B8a Senior Applied Psychologist

Oak Ward is a 15-bed male acute High dependency ward, specialising in the assessment and treatment of people with complex and enduring mental health needs, who have had contact with the criminal justice system.

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B5 Staff Nurse

All vacancies

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