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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 19/02/2020.

Mental Health Staff Nurse - Brighton and Hove

Job Reference: 354-AB-19117-E

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Mental Health
Mill View Hospital, Brighton and Hove
Band 5 - £24,214 - £30,112

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

Caburn Ward at Mill View Hospital is looking for a registered mental health nurses to join their team.

Within our hospital, we have 5 wards and a hospital place of safety.

Caburn ward is our female acute admissions ward. The ward is a busy and sometimes challenging environment to work in, so this post would really suit a nurse who is seeking a challenge and who has a passion and commitment to acute/inpatient nursing and for someone who has a genuine interest and care for women's mental health. Having said all this - the post is suitable for both newly qualified nurses and nurses further along in their careers - We pride ourselves on being a supportive team.

Our hospital vision statement and commitment "Is to listen and to look after each other whilst creating a safe space for everyone" Lets be brave, curious and creative together and be proud of what we can achieve.

We value the importance of supervision, team reflective practice and on-going training and development. If you are a newly qualified nurse, you would be supported to attend our Trust preceptorship academy. We also have a Band 6 development course. More local to Brighton and Hove, we have weekly bite sized training for nurses and each of our wards are committed to regular team away days. We hold daily hospital safety huddles and we are quite unique that we always have a senior nurse (B6 or B7 out of the numbers) on duty 24 hours a day to provide additional support and leadership to our nursing teams.

We would welcome you to make contact with us to arrange an informal visit and see for your self some of the really great work that is taking place here in Brighton and Hove.


****This post offers The Trust's Golden Hello for band 5 Nurses, or a Relocation package up to a maximum of £2000. (pro rata applies and subject to terms and conditions. Please see attached Protocol document)*****


For further details / informal visits contact:

Matron Alex Rhind -

Mobile: 07471034152

Or -

Lauren D'Souza,

Clinical Lead Nurse Manager.

07341737666 or 01273621984 ext. 202371.


Twitter - @Lauren__DSouza


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.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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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