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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 06/12/2020.

Nursing Associate

Job Reference: 354-FH-20076-A

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Mental Health
Hellingly Centre, Hellingly
£21,892 - £24,157

We are a large NHS Mental Health Trust in South East England and are looking for people to help us provide high quality services for the patients, carers and local communities that we serve.

We want patients and staff to recommend our organisation as a place where they would be happy for their friends and family to be treated. You can help us to do this by bringing your skills, experience and commitment to Sussex Partnership.

Sussex Partnership is an equal opportunities employer, with a sincere commitment to our people’s health and emotional wellbeing and as such, we have signed the Time to Change pledge and provide a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme.

In addition, our workforce is currently under-represented by people from Black and Minority Ethnic and Disabled communities. We welcome applications from people of these communities as we want our workforce to reflect the communities we serve.

The Trust is committed to providing opportunities for flexible working.

Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement whether that’s job share, part time or another flexible pattern.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated our services good, following their most recent inspection, and outstanding in the caring domain.

We are looking for a 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.

As a nurse associate you will work in collaboration with other professionals, in a patient-centred way. We work to the principles of the Secure Recovery Model (Drennan & Alred, 2012), and the See Think Act guidance on relational security (Royal College of Psychiatrists publication) in collaboration with the peer support programme.

You will form part of a multi-disciplinary team (MDT) working with people who will present challenges and demonstrate a vast range of clinical risks. You will need to demonstrate that you can work in an environment that will challenge your values, morals and resilience. We will support your progression through development days, and a preceptorship programme – both at service level and Trust level. You will have the ability to be dynamic and adaptable, whilst being able to manage your own stress with reflection from appropriate support and supervision.

You will be joining a friendly, passionate team, who are committed to providing excellent care to our patients and their loved ones. The nature of our work requires kindness and compassion as standard. This is reflected in the most recent CQC inspection. We are also rated within the Forensic Healthcare Service as 'good' overall and 'outstanding' in the ‘effective’ category. From our facilities colleagues to our service director, everyone is recognised as playing a vital role in providing an exemplary service.

You will have completed the University-affiliated program of preparation and have a professional identification number with the NMC.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Chris Linnett

Job title Ward Manager

Email address

Telephone number 01323444180



Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust takes its responsibilities for the safeguarding and protection of children and young people and vulnerable adults very seriously and expects this of all its employees and bank workers. The Trust works with adult and children’s social care to ensure that the integrated service has systems in place to equip staff and bank workers with the knowledge and skills to recognise abuse, and take action to safeguard and protect vulnerable adults and children and young people.

Successful candidates are normally offered salaries at the bottom of the relevant salary range. However, where previous or equivalent NHS experience in a similar role can be demonstrated and evidenced, this may be taken into consideration when setting the starting salary.

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We welcome and appreciate every application that we receive but regret that we are unable to advise every candidate if they have not been shortlisted. If you have not heard from us within 3 weeks of the closing date then it is likely that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion, however please do not be discouraged from applying again.

In the event of an excessive number of applicants the Trust does reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than indicated.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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