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The Chichester Centre is a purpose-built hospital for people who need rehabilitation and treatment within a secure environment. It has three low secure wards, all with en-suite facilities.

People in our low secure service will have either committed a criminal offence or have significant challenging behaviour that requires a higher level of security than can be provided in mainstream adult mental health services.

Our aim is to help service users to understand and manage their mental health so that where possible, they can get back into the community. 

No two days are the same; while we have structure and set boundaries, there is always a need to be able to adapt to what is a dynamic ward environment.

We are a patient centred service where we endeavour to involve our patients in service delivery and development. We also provide a full activity programme, including both therapeutic activities and access to leisure opportunities within the local community.

All teams are considered to be multi-disciplinary which includes a Consultant Psychiatrist, Matron, Senior Nurses, Occupational therapists and assistants, Health Care Support Workers, Social Worker and Psychologists.

The unit also has a working dog who attend the centre for 3 days a week and is fully integrated in to the therapeutic programme.

Read more about our Forensic healthcare services

Our Wards

Fir ward is a 17 bedded men's ward where we assess service users' needs and what support they need whilst at the Chichester Centre.

Hazel ward is a 15 bedded Women's ward where we assess service users' needs and what support they need whilst at the Chichester Centre.

Pine ward is a 17 bedded men's ward where we assess service users' needs and what support they need whilst at the Chichester Centre.

Latest Vacancies

Below you will find the latest vacancies in our team, plus other teams at this location.

Charge Nurse | Permanent
30/06/2022
We are currently seeking a motivated mental health nurse to join the team as a Charge Nurse at the Chichester Low Secure Forensic Service. The Chichester Centre is a modern unit providing low secure services for men and women. The service is configured around two male wards and one female ward, ...
£32306.00 to £39027.00 a year per annum
Team Administrator | Permanent
12/07/2022
We are looking for a motivated, organised and enthusiastic person with a "can do" attitude to support the Oaklands ward team, based in the Oaklands Centre, Chichester. To protect the health and safety of our staff/workers, patients, and those attending our sites, we encourage our workforce to get ...
£20330.00 to £21777.00 a year pro rata

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Want to be proactively matched to our vacancies that best fit your skillset and experience? Perhaps you want to join our Trust, but you're not sure which team would be best for you?

Our talent pool is a way for you to stay at the forefront of our minds, allowing us to understand your requirements and expertise and keep you informed about only the most appropriate opportunities for you. You will be the first to hear about new vacancies the second they are created, giving you a fast-track route to joining our amazing team

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