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Secure Services Recruitment

Looking for a career in Forensic Secure Services?

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At NSFT, we offer high quality forensic secure services for people who have come into contact with the criminal justice system and may be experiencing mental health problems.

Things are changing in our service, we’ve had £4 million investment in our buildings, so we’ve been developing our inpatient services. The Norvic Clinic will be transformed from a four ward Medium Secure Unit to a three ward Low and Medium Secure Hospital. May 2017 also sees the launch of our new, and first of its kind, Blended Security Female Forsensic Ward based at Hellesdon Hospital, Norwich.

It’s a really exciting time to join our services and we’d love you to be part of it.
As part of our Secure Services team, you'll be part of a comprehensive care pathway providing assessment, treatment and recovery based rehabilitation for people who need low to medium security during their treatment in Norfolk and Suffolk.

We offer opportunities across our service in a range of posts, on either a full or part-time basis - including registered mental health, learning disability and general practice nurses, assistant psychologists, psychologists, occupational therapists and community and criminal justice nursing roles.

It's essential that you're interested in working closely with partner agencies, and are really motivated to be part of a team focused on promoting recovery and reducing re-offending.

If you wish to apply these are the job reference numbers:

Assistant Practitioner: 246-SEC683889
Mental Health Nurse:  246-SEC683927

Why work with us?

Our Nursing Academy is the first of its kind in the UK. Here's why it's important.

NSFT have recently launched a Leadership Academy, allowing you to access a wide range of training and educational literature so you can develop and take control of your own future.

In our Secure Services team, there are further development programs to support aspiring clinical staff; we'll talk to you about where you see yourself in the future, whether it be Non-Medical Prescriber, Modern Matron, Clinical Team Leader or Service Manager. 

You will also benefit from:

  1. Up to £5,000 tax free relocation package
  2. A welcome bonus for band 5 positions.  A recruitment premium applies to these Band 5 Nursing posts. This comprises a £1,000 premium for external recruits and pro-rata for part-time staff. You receive half the payment when you start working for us and the other half after you complete your satisfactory six month probation period
  3. Flexible working patterns
  4. Significant investment in the development of our inpatient services
  5. Teaching opportunities at post graduate and undergraduate level at the university of east Anglia
  6. Opportunities for staff to work and develop around a variety of clinical areas
  7. Strong partnerships with other third party providers and stakeholders
  8. Extensive wellbeing benefits, free physiotherapy, yoga and pilates, on-site parking, recovery college membership


Norfolk and Suffolk are great places to live and work:

In Norfolk and Suffolk you'll find vibrant cities, historic market towns and some of the most beautiful villages in the country.  The quality of life is good in an area of outstanding beauty with access to culture and beaches

London is also only 90 minutes away with excellent links to the rest of the UK and worldwide with an international airport and train and road links

Come and see for yourself – you won't want to leave!

We've arranged a series of open days for you to come and visit us:

18 May: Justin Gardner House, Hellesdon Hospital, Norwich, NR6 5BE

19 May: Norvic Clinic at St Andrews Business Park, Norwich, NR7 0HT

24 May: Justin Gardner House, Hellesdon Hospital, Norwich, NR6 5BE

24 May: Norvic Clinic at St Andrews Business Park, Norwich, NR7 0HT

If you would like to attend an open day at the Norvic Clinic, call Helen Lawrence on 01603 421051. Alternatively, contact Brian Davis, on 01603 421646, for Hellesdon.

If you can't make one of these days, don't miss out, just let us know and we'll arrange a visit for you.

Hear what our staff and patients have to say about working in secure services

 "Working at the Norvic Clinic means being at the leading edge of Forensic Care nationally. The environment is dynamic and fast paced, the staff intelligent, approachable, creative and professional. As a team we focus on the core clinical and forensic needs of our patients. The working environment at the Norvic is characterised by dynamism, action, reflection and human kindness. We involve patients in their care and progress at each stage of their treatment pathway."  
- William Gordon, Clinical Psychologist

"Working in secure services can be a challenging and rewarding career. The teamwork and support available is invaluable and makes secure services a great place to work. Working alongside service users with the aim of supporting them to be the best they can be creates a caring and therapeutic environment to work within."
- Clinical Support Worker, Secure Services

Check out our main recruitment page for more reasons why this is a great place to work.

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