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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 in our team, plus other teams at this location.

Deputy Ward Manager/Charge Nurse | Permanent
30/06/2022
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 ...
£32306.00 to £39027.00 a year PA
Facilities Assistant | Permanent
30/06/2022
We are seeking to recruit a part-time Facilities Assistant (cleaner) to join our team at The Hellingly Centre, The Drive, Hellingly, East Sussex, BN27 4ER on a fixed term contract to provide maternity cover. The hours are: Monday to Friday afternoons- 12:30 to 20:00, a total of 37.5 hours per week. ...
£18870.00 to £19918.00 a year per annum
RMN Staff Nurse | Permanent
04/07/2022
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 ...
£25655.00 to £31534.00 a year Per annum / pro rata for part time
Bank Mental Health Charge Nurses | Bank
07/07/2022
Bank Forensic Mental Health Nurses Hellingly Centre is a modern purpose built medium secure unit for people aged over 18, specialising in the assessment and treatment of people with complex and enduring mental health needs who have had contact with the criminal justice system. We assess and manage ...
£17.48 an hour Band 6- 17.48 per hour
Bank Mental Health Staff Nurses | Bank
07/07/2022
Bank Forensic Mental Health Nurses Hellingly Centre is a modern purpose built medium secure unit for people aged over 18, specialising in the assessment and treatment of people with complex and enduring mental health needs who have had contact with the criminal justice system. We assess and manage ...
£14.21 an hour Band 5 - £14.21 per hour
Occupational Therapist/Mental Health Nurse | Permanent
07/07/2022
We are looking for a resilient and enthusiastic Occupational Therapist or Mental Health Nurse to join our East Sussex Personality Disorder Service: Thinking Well. This post would be an ideal opportunity for someone with a passion for working with people who have complex emotional needs and ...
£32306.00 to £39027.00 a year Pro rata
Cognitive Behavioural Therapist | Permanent
06/07/2022
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/ This is a permanent, full-time post (37.5 hours per ...
£40057.00 to £45839.00 a year PA
Senior PWP | Permanent
06/07/2022
We are recruiting for a qualified Senior IAPT Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner with a desire to make a difference and want to further their knowledge, skill and experience in a supportive and progressive environment. Health in Mind is an IAPT service providing evidence-based treatments for ...
£32306.00 to £39027.00 a year PA / Pro rata for part time
CBT Trainee Lead | Permanent
06/07/2022
We are recruitinga Senior Psychological Therapist- Trainee 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 mild ...
£47126.00 to £53219.00 a year PA
Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner | Permanent
06/07/2022
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 ...
£25655.00 to £31534.00 a year pa
PWP Lead | Permanent
06/07/2022
We are recruitingPsychological Wellbeing PractitionersTeam Leadsto 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 mild ...
£40057.00 to £45839.00 a year pa
Deputy Ward Manager/Charge Nurse | Permanent
05/07/2022
As a Deputy Ward Manager on Blossom ward, you are a role model, leader and experienced clinician. You have opportunities for management responsibilities, to develop your clinical leadership and maintain your hands-on nursing skills. We are a 15 bedded female Medium Secure and Forensic ward. We ...
£32306.00 to £39027.00 a year per annum
Facilities Supervisor | Permanent
06/07/2022
We are seeking to recruit a full time Facilities Supervisor to join our team managing cleaning and meal service provision across East Sussex. Based at The Hellingly Centre, The Drive, Hellingly, East Sussex, BN27 4ER the successful candidate will support a team of Facilities Assistants delivering ...
£22549.00 to £24882.00 a year per annum
Ward Clerk | Permanent
06/07/2022
We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual, who enjoys challenges, to join our team at the Hellingly Centre, a secure mental health unit near Hailsham. You will be working as an administrator for Forensic Healthcare where you will use your skills support highly-skilled and dedicated ...
£20330.00 to £21777.00 a year pro rata
Staff Nurse | Permanent
10/07/2022
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 managing an ever-changing environment. Building a large knowledge and skill base among a dedicated, compassionate and ...
£25655.00 to £31534.00 a year per annum
Deputy Ward Manager/ Charge Nurse | Permanent
10/07/2022
As a Deputy Ward Manager on Elm ward, you will be a role model, leader and experienced clinician. In this role you will gain management responsibilities, and develop your clinical leadership, while maintaining your hands-on nursing skills. We are a 15 bedded male Low Secure Unit focussed on ...
£32306.00 to £39027.00 a year per annum
Mental Health Practitioner | Permanent
10/07/2022
The Forensic Outreach Liaison Service (FOLS) is a community-based service in Sussex providing holistic support to individuals with mental health issues that relates to their offending/risk behaviour. The main focus of this exciting role will be to provide support in the community to individuals ...
£32306.00 to £39027.00 a year per annum
Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner | Fixed term
08/07/2022
This is a varied role working as part of a multi-disciplinary team the PCMHP will offer assessments, brief treatments and onward signposting advice to patients within a primary care setting assisting GPs and Health in Mind to manage the demand of mental health presentations within the primary care ...
£32306.00 to £39027.00 a year PA
Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner | Permanent
08/07/2022
We are pleased to be able to offer an exciting opportunity to join the team at Health in Mind as a Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner (PCMHP). This is a substantive 37.5 hour post with an expectation of some out of office hours working (see below). Health in Mind is an Increasing Access to ...
£32306.00 to £39027.00 a year pa
Mental Health Practitioner | Permanent
11/07/2022
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
Staff Nurse | Permanent
11/07/2022
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 ...
£25655.00 to £31534.00 a year per annum
Senior Occupational Therapy Support Worker | Permanent
11/07/2022
An exciting opportunity has arisen for enthusiastic and motivated Senior Occupational Therapy Support Workers to join our Occupational Therapy team at the Hellingly Centre. We are looking for someone who's personal values and behaviours are in keeping with our Trusts values: People first:People are ...
£20330.00 to £21777.00 a year PA / pro rata for part time
Nurse Associate | Permanent
11/07/2022
We are looking for an NMC registered nurse associate to join the Hellingly Centre, part of the Forensic Healthcare Service, to become part of a dynamic team on one of our four wards. The wards consist of two 15-bed medium-secure male wards, one female medium-secure ward and one male low-secure ward....
£22549.00 to £24882.00 a year per anum

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