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Staff Nurse RGN or RMN - Incentives Apply

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
St. Leonards on Sea, England
£28,407 - £34,581 pa
Closing date
20 Feb 2024

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Healthcare, Nursing
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Job overview

Set within the St Anne's Centre on the Conquest Hospital site in Hastings you will find St Raphael Ward, a specialist 17-bed male acute inpatient ward for older adults with functional mental health disorders. Our Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) consists of nurses, doctors, occupational therapists, and a psychologist. As an RMN on St Raphael Ward you will share our commitment to maintaining and improving service user focused services and be motivated to provide the highest standards of care possible. You will work closely with patients, families and carers, who will need you to demonstrate empathy and a willingness to listen. You will thrive in an environment where we encourage you to use evidence based practice and innovative therapies.

This post offers an incentive or relocation package up to the maximum of £4000 (pro rata applies and subject to terms and conditions).

Main duties of the job


To be a successful RMN on our St Raphael Ward you will be:

- A Registered Mental Health Nurse
- Genuinely interested in working with older adults - Enthusiastic, motivated, dynamic and forward thinking It would also be advantageous if you have:
- Experience within an inpatient setting
- Experience working with older adults

We welcome applications from both experienced and newly qualified nurses, the most important thing to us is your desire and motivation to offer excellent care to our patients. St Raphael is a great place to begin your qualified nursing career. We would love to hear from any newly qualified nurses or students qualifying in the forthcoming months.

This post offers the Trust's £4,000 Incentive for band 5-7 Nurses & Practitioners, as well as a relocation package up to a maximum of £8,000 (subject to terms and conditions).

Working for our organisation

What you can expect in return

As a mental health trust Sussex Partnership places a huge focus on the wellbeing of our staff, as well as ensuring our reward packages reflect the immensely important work they do.

We also offer free parking.

To protect the health and safety of our staff/workers, patients, and those attending our sites, we encourage our workforce to get fully vaccinated against COVID

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

As an RMN in our team we can offer you:

Access to full psychological support, via our internal wellbeing team - Excellent supervision programmes, with ongoing opportunities for training and development - Free parking on-site - Access to a host of discount schemes (including gyms, shopping, restaurants and cars) - A position within a trust rated as 'Outstanding' for caring and 'Good' overall by the CQC -Generous holiday entitlement (starting at 27 days + 8 bank holidays) Hastings is a truly diverse and historic seaside town in the beautiful county of East Sussex, where property is affordable and access to green space can be found in abundance.
If you are looking for the opportunity to work within a specialist inpatient service with an excellent reputation for ongoing service improvement, then we would love to hear from you.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Registered Nurse with current registration (mental health / LD/ Adult) appropriate to the job role.


Essential criteria
  • Knowledge of MHA (1983/2007).
  • Knowledge of Mental Capacity Act (2005), to include practical knowledge of FACE documentation, DOLS and Best Interest decisions
  • Child and Adult safe guarding procedures
  • Change management, organising and prioritising workloads.
  • Demonstrate ability to enhance care through evidence based knowledge.
  • Demonstrate professional development relevant to the care group
  • Demonstrates ability to assess and manage clinical risk

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

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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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