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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 for all teams based at this location.

Staff Nurse | Permanent
05/12/2022
This is an exciting opportunity for a qualified or newly qualified Nurse to join a forward-thinking patient centred service that is dedicated to staff development to provide the highest quality of care. The Chichester Centre is a modern unit providing low secure services for men and women. The ...
£27055.00 to £32934.00 a year per annum
Ward Manager | Permanent
06/12/2022
Do you have the compassion and resilience to lead a team working in a trauma informed model of care? As Ward Manager on Hazel Ward, you will understand that recovery cannot be forced. You will create an environment that supports meaningful relationships, and opportunities that support people to ...
£41659.00 to £47672.00 a year per annum
Health Care Assistant | Permanent
11/12/2022
Oaklands ward is looking for Healthcare Assistants, Oaklands is a 16 bedded mixed sex acute psychiatric ward. Our hospital vision statement and commitment "Is to listen and to look after each other whilst creating a safe space for everyone" Let's be brave, curious and creative together and be proud ...
£20270.00 to £21318.00 a year pa
Staff Nurse | Permanent
14/12/2022
Do you want to develop the knowledge and understanding to work within a trauma informed model of care? Working with women in a low secure setting is both challenging and rewarding, and the experience will help you to develop a psychologically informed skill set that you will be able to draw on for ...
£27055.00 to £32934.00 a year per annum

Join our talent pool

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

Talent Pool

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