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The Department of Psychiatry, set alongside Eastbourne's District General Hospital, has three on-site inpatient wards for adults with mental health problems; Heathfield Ward, Amberley Ward & Bodiam Ward.

At the Department of Psychiatry, our wards provide opportunities to deliver patient-centred holistic care, working closely with OT’s, psychologists and doctors in supporting patients in their recovery. Our people are at the heart of everything we do, with regular supervision, excellent leadership and superb teamwork, we will do everything we can to enable you to take your career where you want it to go.

You will experience a high sense of job satisfaction, helping people adjust and recover from acute mental health issues in the later stages of life.

We work flexibly in order to meet the needs of our 24-hour service, to include evenings, nights and weekends, which brings increased pay rates for unsocial hours as detailed under the Agenda for Change guidelines.

Read more about our Adult Mental health services

Our Wards

Heathfield Ward is an 18-bedded all-female integrated functional acute mental health ward, providing care for predominantly older aged adults.

Amberley is a ward for women with some shared bays and some individual rooms.

Bodiam Ward is an 18-bed ward for men, comprised of shared bays and some individual rooms.

Latest Vacancies

Below you will find the latest vacancies for all teams based at this location.

SOAMHS Eastbourne Matron | Fixed term
To be responsible for operational line management of all SOAMHS & Dementia services in a defined area, (HWL&H or Eastbourne or Hastings). This includes line management responsibility for: Inpatient (integrated or dementia wards) SOAMHS & Dementia community services This post has lead accountability ...
£48526.00 to £54619.00 a year per annum
Consultant Psychiatrist | Permanent
The Trust is seeking a Consultant Psychiatrist to join the Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment (CRHT), Eastbourne. This vacancy has arisen due to a voluntary resignation and the Trust regards this as an opportune moment to develop the functioning of the team. This post is one example of the ...
£88364.00 to £119133.00 a year per annum
Facilities Assistant - DOP | Permanent
We are seeking to recruit a Facilities Assistant (cleaner) to join our team at Department of Psychiatry, Kings Drive, Eastbourne, BN21 2UD. Are you approachable, flexible and willing to work as part of a team? Do you want to help us make a positive difference for the people in our care?If you ...
£20270.00 to £21318.00 a year pa
Urgent Care Practitioner - Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team | Fixed term
We are seeking to recruit a dynamic Band 6 practitioner on a fixed 12 month basis. Do you have a desire to support an established and dynamic Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team? Are you committed to delivering quality driven mental health services? Do you value working positively, respectfully ...
£33706.00 to £40588.00 a year Per annum / pro rata for part time
Urgent Care Practitioner | Permanent
An opportunity has arisen for the Crisis Resolution Home Treatment team to offer a Band 5 post to an experienced Clinician, either from a Mental Health Nursing, Occupational Therapy or Social Work background. We are looking for a "can help" person to help us develop a flexible response to ...
£27055.00 to £32934.00 a year per annum
Urgent Care Nurse - The Haven | Permanent
An opportunity has arisen for an Urgent Care Nurse with a primary responsibility for the newly built Haven based in The Department of Psychiatry Eastbourne. This is a really exciting time to join the team when we are continuing to develop the core 24 model, to provide an enhanced Urgent Care ...
£33706.00 to £40588.00 a year per annum
Peer Support Worker- Ward Inreach | Permanent
To utilise lived experience to share with service users on our caseload their own journey to promote hope.
£21730.00 to £23177.00 a year pa
Bank Facilities Assistant - Eastbourne | Bank
Working within a specialist Mental Health hospital, you will ensure that the ward(s) / areas you are assigned to are cleaned in accordance with the Work Schedule for those ward(s) / areas. This will include vacuuming floors; sweeping, scrubbing and mopping floors; high and low dusting; wiping over ...
£10.90 an hour per hour
Support Worker | Permanent
Heathfield Ward at the Department of Psychiatry, Eastbourne District General Hospital, East Sussex are looking for a committed, positive, compassionate and enthusiastic Band 2 Support Worker to work as part of a dedicated team of professionals that provides the highest standards of care and support ...
£20270.00 to £21318.00 a year per annum
Senior Nurse Practitioner | Secondment
Fixed term contract/Secondment -Band 7 RM NURSE Are you a Registered Mental Health Nurse who is interested in a person-centred mental health practitioner role? Would you consider a secondment opportunity on nights to support development in this field? Is a role where you can provide a safe and calm ...
£41659.00 to £47672.00 a year night enhancments

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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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