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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.

Mental Health Act Co-ordinator | Permanent
The post holder will be responsible on a day-to-day basis to undertake the administration of the Mental Health Act 1983 including ensuring the accuracy of MHA administration data, both in electronic and paper format- accepting and scrutinising documentation relating to a patient's detention and ...
£23949.00 to £26282.00 a year per annum
Urgent Care Practitioner - Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team | Permanent
Do you have a desire to support an established and dynamic Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team with the development of supported discharge? Are you committed to delivering quality driven mental health services? Do you value working positively, respectfully and collaboratively? If so, we'd love ...
£33706.00 to £40588.00 a year Per annum
Health Care Assistant | Permanent
Are you a caring, empathetic and kind person? Do you have a passion for caring for others with Mental Health difficulties? We are seeking Support workers to join our Urgent Care Lounge in Eastbourne. As a support worker, you will work within a multi-Disciplinary team to support service users and ...
£20270.00 to £21318.00 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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