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Charge Nurse - Incentives Apply

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
St Leonards on Sea
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an RMN with experience working with adults with complex mental health problems?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 charge nurse to work in a recently opened health-based place of safety ('136 suite') at the Woodlands Centre for Acute Care, part of the Sussex Partnership and based in St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex. Woodlands is a busy 23-bed Acute unit split into male and female wards which sits alongside the 136 suite. We are looking for a charge nurse to work in this new facility.

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).

Main duties of the job

Band 6's at Woodlands also incorporate the role of the unit co-ordinator and the 136 nurse for our Place of Safety on a rotation basis in addition to working on the wards. The role will be supporting junior staff with supervision, working closely with the multi-disciplinary team and role modelling. The role also is supporting the management team by undertaking governance checks on the wards such as clinical audits and taking the lead in clinical areas. We pride ourselves with the high standard of care delivered to people that have been detained by the police and brought to us for a safe assessment of their mental health needs, so there would be training and on-going support from the ward mangers across the unit in order to maintain this high standard and make you feel supported in delivering this role.

Our patients are keen for new nurses joining the team to demonstrate empathy, time to talk and listen.

About us

We are very proud of our standards and are looking for someone who is ready to learn andkeen to develop. Also an important attribute is the ability to adapt to evolving change in order to facilitate excellent clinical care.

In November 2018, Woodlands was recognized at the Trust's Positive Practice awards with a Gold medal in the Team Award (clinical) category, an outstanding achievement for the team.

In 2021, Woodlands was part of the Hastings services that received the Highly Commended Covid Response Team of the year.

Job description

Job responsibilities


In order to be a successful Staff Nurse in our team you will:
  • Be registered with the NMC as an RMN
  • Have good experience of risk management
  • Possess prior experience working with adults with complex mental health difficulties
  • Be passionate about working with adults with complex mental health difficulties

It would also be advantageous if you are:
  • Have experience delivering a high standard of inpatient nursing care

See attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details.

This position carries enhanced payments for unsocial hours, as stipulated by the Agenda for Change guidelines:
  • Time plus 30%: All time on Saturday (midnight to midnight) and any week day after 8 pm and before 6 am
  • Time plus 60%: All time on Sundays and Public Holidays (midnight to midnight)

For further information please visit the NHS Employers website

Person Specification



  • Professional qualification Diploma in Mental Health Nursing
  • Registered Nurse with current registration (mental health / LD/ Adult) appropriate to the job role
  • Completion of Mentorship Course/ENB equivalent
  • Evidence of continuous professional development



  • Significant post qualifying experience relevant to the care group
  • Experience of working alongside people with severe mental health problems particularly in their acute phase of illness
  • Experience of supervising staff
  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience of conducting clinical assessments including risk assessment
  • Experience of partnership working within and across various statutory and non statutory teams and agencies
  • Experience of working within the CPA process
  • Understanding of clinical governance

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Woodlands Centre for Acute Care

The Ridge

St Leonards on Sea

TN37 7PT

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