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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.

Senior Practitioner Psychologist | Permanent
We are looking to recruit a HCPC registered Practitioner Psychologist (Clinical/Forensic/Counselling) to join our psychology team within Working Age Adult services. Your role will be based in both Oaklands, acute inpatient ward and Connolly House, inpatient rehabilitation service. The successful ...
£48526.00 to £54619.00 a year pa
Gen Adult or Forensic Consultant Psychiatrist, Low Secure Ward, Sussex | Permanent
Due to internal Consultant movement within the Forensic Healthcare Service (FHS), The Chichester Centre, Low Secure inpatient services have a vacancy for a full time Consultant If you are an enthusiastic and compassionate doctor who is looking for a job with a right balance of challenge and ...
£88364.00 to £119133.00 a year PA
Specialist Grade Doctor - Oaklands Ward - Chichester | Permanent
This is an exciting opportunity for a Specialist Grade doctor to join the MDT at Oaklands acute in-patient unit for working age adults in Chichester, West Sussex. The unit has 16 beds and provides in-patient services for patients from the Bognor Regis and Chichester areas.
£80693.00 to £91584.00 a year pro rata
Ward Manager | Permanent
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
Charge Nurse | Permanent
We are currently seeking a motivated mental health nurse to join the team as a Charge Nurse on Pine Ward, a 17 bedded male ward within 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 ...
£33706.00 to £40588.00 a year per annum

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