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Priory Hospital Burgess Hill, Gatehouse Lane, Goddards Green, Hassocks, West Sussex, BN6 9LE

Priory Group Division






Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Job Advert - Division Information

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Job Advert Role Description

Job Role 

Burgess Hill is recruiting for Senior Healthcare Assistants to join our dynamic and forward-thinking team of professionals that include Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers and OTs. As a Senior Healthcare Assistant, you will work across the hospital under the supervision of a qualified nurse, supporting our patients in their recovery.


What we need from you:

  • At Least 2 Years Previous experience in a healthcare role (preferably mental health)
  • Ability to keep calm in challenging situations
  • An understanding of mental health conditions
  • Resilience
  • Encouraging and supportive approach
  • A caring nature with strong listening skills
  • Thrives within a team led environment

Skills and Knowledge

  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work flexibly
  • Basic Literacy skills


  • Education to GCSE Standard
  • NVQ or equivalent would be an advantage


  • Competitive salary
  • Equivalent of 33 days’ annual leave
  • Birthday Holiday- your birthday as an extra day’s annual leave
  • Extra Service Annual leave awards
  • Enhanced Maternity Pay
  • Career development
  • A contributory pension scheme
  • An employee assistance programme (EAP)
  • Free onsite parking
  • Free DBS check
  • Refer a Friend scheme
  • The opportunity to become a Mental Health Nurse


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Priory Group will cover the cost of a DBS check for all successful applicants.     


About Priory Group

Priory Hospital Burgess Hill has a new and exciting opportunity for you to join our Team; in September 2023 we opened a third ward which is a 10 bedded male adult PICU.

The hospital is currently split across three units:

  • EA – male psychiatric intensive care ward
  • AJ – male psychiatric intensive care ward
  • MS – acute general adult male-only ward

New members of our team have an exceptional opportunity to help shape the future of our services and a genuine chance to be part of transforming them. With a renewed focus on quality and excellence at its heart the service aims to grow and extend its current offering.

This is your chance to play an influential part in developing and improving the current services and to make a real and lasting difference to the lives of the people in our care.

Due to limits on sponsorship allocations, we are not currently in a position to offer sponsorship to new candidates for these roles, this remains under review.

Division DBS info

About us

As one of the UK’s leading providers of behavioural care and specialist support services, Priory promise a challenging and fulfilling career with the support of a world class organisation willing to invest in your development. 

Across our network of hospitals, residential care homes and supported living services, we are making a real and lasting difference to the lives of the people we support.

Priory maintains that vaccination remains our very best line of defence against COVID-19 and believes that our colleagues working with vulnerable individuals have a professional duty to be vaccinated.  As part of our wider infection control efforts, and to meet our commissioner and customer requirements, we continue to record vaccination status for all colleagues and we therefore request that you disclose this information as part of your application. Your vaccination status will not affect any offer of employment and will be held in line with GDPR requirements.  We thank you for your understanding. 


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory will cover the cost of a DBS check.

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