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The Hellingly Centre is a Secure Hospital, comprising of three Medium Secure Wards and one Low Secure Ward. Situated in rural East Sussex, close to Hailsham, Eastbourne and Lewes, we enjoy the benefits of both beautiful countryside and the convenience and amusements larger town links provide.

With service users who have committed criminal offences, but have often also been victims themselves. Service users regularly experience stigma for both mental health and offending history, so our role is to develop trusting and safe relationships which balance being collaborative and supportive with sound risk management skills.

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.

Read more about our Forensic healthcare services

Our Wards

Ash Ward is a dynamic 15 bedded Male Medium Secure and Forensic ward. We have to consider a complex picture for our service users of victims of significant trauma and abuse, but also perpetrators of violence.

Blossom ward is a specialist 15-bedded female Medium Secure and Forensic ward. We have to consider a complex picture for our service users, who are often victims of significant trauma and abuse, but also perpetrators of violence.

Elm Ward is a 15 bedded male Low Secure Unit focussed on reintegrating patients back into the community. We are a patient centred ward and provide a full activity programme, including both therapeutic groups and leisure activities.

Oak Ward is a 15-bed male acute High dependency ward, specialising in the assessment and treatment of people with complex and enduring mental health needs, who have had contact with the criminal justice system.

Latest Vacancies

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

Speech and Language Therapist | Secondment
04/12/2022
Sussex Liaison and Diversion (SL&D) are seeking to recruit a dynamic, qualified and registered Speech and Language Therapist for a 6 month secondment. Operating across Sussex and Brighton & Hove, SL&D provides high quality mental health and vulnerability screening and specialist assessment to ...
£33706.00 to £40588.00 a year pa
Team PA | Permanent
06/12/2022
We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual, who enjoy challenges, to join our team at the Hellingly Centre, a secure mental health unit near Hailsham. You will be working as an administrator for the Forensic Healthcare Services where you will use your skills to support highly-...
£23949.00 to £26282.00 a year pro rata
Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner | Permanent
05/12/2022
Health in Mind is an IAPT service providing evidence-based treatments for people with depression and/or a range of anxiety-based difficulties within primary care. Please see our website for further information on https://www.healthinmind.org.uk/. We are recruiting for a qualified Psychological ...
£27055.00 to £32934.00 a year pa
Resuscitation Officer | Permanent
06/12/2022
An exciting opportunity has come up for a hands-on, interactive, and engaging role in the expending Resuscitation Service. If you enjoy working with lots of different people, thrive in a flexible and varied environment, and are passionate about training focussed on real-life, relevant scenarios, ...
£33706.00 to £40588.00 a year Per annum
OPD IIRMS Service Manager Professional Lead Occupational Therapist | Permanent
06/12/2022
We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic Service Manager / Lead Occupational Therapist to join or Forensic Community Service for the Offender Personality Disorder Pathway. We are seeking to recruit an experienced and motivated individual. If you have a genuine passion for this area of work and an ...
£48526.00 to £54619.00 a year per annum
Deputy Ward Manager/Charge Nurse | Permanent
07/12/2022
As a Deputy Ward Manager on Ash Ward, you will be a role model, leader and clinical lead. A Deputy Ward Manager is an exciting role where you will take leadership responsibilities and develop your clinical leadership, while maintaining your hands-on nursing skills. The emphasis of this role is ...
£33706.00 to £40588.00 a year PA / pro rata for part time
Senior Support Worker | Permanent
07/12/2022
As a Senior Support Worker, you will be pivotal in providing care to our service users and will work closely with our team of qualified nurses and our wider disciplines to provide agreed care, based on the service users assessed needs. You are resilient, driven and passionate to provide high ...
£21730.00 to £23177.00 a year per annum
Deputy Ward Manager/Charge Nurse | Permanent
13/12/2022
As a Deputy Ward Manager on Oak Ward, you will be a role model, leader and clinical lead. A Deputy Ward Manager is an exciting role where you will take leadership responsibilities and develop your clinical leadership, while maintaining your hands-on nursing skills. The emphasis of this role is ...
£33706.00 to £40588.00 a year PA / pro rata for part time
RMN Staff Nurse | Permanent
13/12/2022
As a Staff Nurse on Ash Ward you will be an integral part of our multi-disciplinary team. This is a challenging but incredibly rewarding role, providing the opportunity to work on a busy and dynamic ward and to gain a variety of skills and experiences. Ash ward is a specialist 15-bedded male Secure ...
£27055.00 to £32934.00 a year Per annum / pro rata for part time
Mental Health Practitioner (Emotional Wellbeing Service) | Permanent
13/12/2022
This post offers a Golden Hello, or a Relocation package up to a maximum of £2000 to new entrants to Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. (Pro rata applies and subject to terms and conditions - please see attached protocol document). We are seeking mental health practitioners with experience ...
£32306.00 to £39027.00 a year per annum
Registered Mental Health Nurse | Permanent
14/12/2022
Registered Mental Health Nurse ONLY. UK registration is a required. Newly qualified mental health nurses welcome to apply. As a Staff Nurse on Blossom Ward you will be an integral part of our multi-disciplinary team. This is an incredibly rewarding role. You will be a motivated and responsive nurse ...
£27055.00 to £32934.00 a year per annum
Deputy Ward Manager/Charge Nurse | Permanent
15/12/2022
As a Deputy Ward Manager/Charge Nurse on Blossom ward, you will be a role model, leader and clinical lead on the ward. A Deputy Ward Manager is an exciting role where you will take more leadership responsibilities and develop your clinical leadership, while maintaining your hands-on nursing ...
£33706.00 to £40588.00 a year per annum pro rata
Senior Psychological Therapist - Locality Lead | Permanent
15/12/2022
We are recruiting Senior Psychological Therapists- Locality Lead to join our expanding IAPT service. Health in Mind is an improving access to Psychological Therapies service (IAPT) that offers a full range of IAPT compliant therapies and job roles. As a service we support people presenting with ...
£48526.00 to £54619.00 a year pa
Staff Nurse | Permanent
15/12/2022
As a Staff Nurse on Elm Ward you will be an integral part of our multi-disciplinary team. This is a rewarding role, providing the opportunity to gain a variety of skills and experiences working with an experienced and compassionate team. We are a 15 bedded male Low Secure Unit focussed on ...
£27055.00 to £32934.00 a year per annum

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