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Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Hailsham, England
£25,147 - £27,596 pro rata
Closing date
14 Feb 2024

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Contract Type
Part Time

Job Details

Job overview

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-skilled and dedicated clinical staff from a multitude of backgrounds including; doctors, nurses, pharmacists, therapists, and social workers, to help ensure that we continue to provide excellent patient-focused care.

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic person who is:
  • Organised;
  • Has sound IT/administration skills (Word, Excel, PPT);
  • Works well in a team;
  • Has excellent communication skills;
  • Has good interpersonal skills and is able to work in a confidential and sensitive manner.

This post offers an excellent opportunity to work in an interesting and diverse environment. You will be offered opportunities for training and professional development.

We would be very happy to discuss any questions or queries with prospective candidates.

If you would like to join our team, then we would like to hear from you.

For further details please contact:

Sharon Feakins, Business Manager -

Tel: 07391415572



Laura Nunn, Admin Team Leader

Tel: 0300 304 0703


Main duties of the job

To provide a comprehensive range of secretarial and administrative support to a multi- disciplinary team of practitioners. To undertake responsibility for the day to day management of the administrative, clerical and secretarial functions associated with a multi-disciplinary team. This includes working and acting on own initiative and dealing with potentially complex situations. To consistently deliver a client focussed service, which promotes good customer service and effective working relationships.

Working for our organisation

Working for our organisation:

We're a large NHS Mental Health Trust in South East England. We're looking for people to help us provide high quality services for the patients, carers and local communities 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 do this by bringing your skills, experience and commitment to Sussex Partnership.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see the job description and person specification for details on the main responsibilities of the role

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • NVQ 3 in Business & Administration or evidence of equivalent practical experience
  • RSA 3 or equivalent experience and evidence of further practical experience
  • Good standard of secondary education; GCSE at Grade C or above


Essential criteria
  • Extensive knowledge of a full range of secretarial procedures
  • Understanding of medical terminology
  • Previous experience in a similar role

Sussex Partnership NHS FT is committed to supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our communities. Our workforce is currently under-represented from Black and Minority, Ethnic and disabled communities and we would welcome applications from these communities.

We regret that we are unable to advise candidates if they have not been shortlisted. If you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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

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 recognize abuse, and take action to safeguard and protect vulnerable adults and children and young people. It is expected that all staff and bank workers familiarise themselves with the appropriate structures and policies and with the Sussex child protection and safeguarding procedures and the Sussex multi-agency policy and procedures for safeguarding vulnerable adults and undertake the relevant essential training and further training appropriate to their role.

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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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.


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Who we are

We provide specialist NHS mental health and learning disability services in south east England. People receive care, treatment and support from us in hospital, at home and from a range of community services. Our services are rated ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission and ‘outstanding’ for caring.

Where we are

We provide services for people of all ages across Sussex and services for children and young people in Hampshire. There’s something for everyone in our local area, whether that’s the hustle and bustle of Brighton, the scenic South Downs or our wonderful coastline where you can chill out to the sound of the surf.

What we can offer you

When you join us, you’ll be coming to work in an organisation that puts people first. We’ll do everything we can to make you feel valued, respected and included. You will be given plenty of opportunities here for your career to flourish. We’re an organisation which is strong on innovation, research and learning, and we will support your development and help you learn new skills in whichever team or service you work in.

Check out the links below to view our key areas of recruitment



Allied Health Professions

Phychology & PsychologicalTherapies

Social Work

Healthcare Support Workers 

Support Services

Check out our latest video below where we hear from our inspiring nurses why Sussex Partnership is such a great place to work.

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