At NSFT, we offer forensic and secure services for people who have come into contact with the criminal justice system and may be experiencing mental health problems.
As part of our Secure Services team, you'll be part of a care pathway providing assessment, treatment and recovery based rehabilitation for people who need low to medium security during their treatment in Norfolk and Suffolk.
You'll be part of a service that has strong links with other statutory organisations and agencies. The care we provide includes relapse prevention work and health promotion:
We offer opportunities across our service in a range of posts - including staff nurses and charge nurses, team leaders and community nursing roles - so we can offer some exciting opportunities for the new Assistant Practitioner roles for staff looking to start a career in nursing.
If you're interested in a role to better suit your work-life balance then we have vacancies for full and part time staff. 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.
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In our Secure Services team, there are further development programs to support those staff who are interested in progressing into more senior nursing roles as charge nurses and team managers.
"We encourage you to apply whether you are newly qualified or have relevant experience. If you have skills in mental health, general practice, learning disability, working with women, substance misuse or dual diagnosis or in working with young people and children, then we would really like to hear from you." - Dr Stephen M Jones BSc (Hons) MB BS MRCGP FRCPsychCore Programme Director
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Hear what our staff and patients have to say about Secure Services at NSFT
"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 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.
Secure services current vacancies
Please click on the links below to see a full job posting on NHS Jobs and apply to join us.
We can arrange visits on request if you wish to find out more about our Secure Services at Norvic Clinic at St Andrews Business Park, Norwich, NR7 0HT, Foxhall House, St Clements Hospital, Ipswich, IP3 8LS and Justin Gardner House, Hellesdon Hospital, Norwich, NR6 5BE.
To attend please call Ian Trenholm for community services, Helen Lawrence for in-patient medium Secure or Brian Davies for in-patient low secure on 01603 421905 or 01603 421051
* A recruitment premium applies to these Band 5 Nursing posts. This comprises a £1,000 premium for external recruits - 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 with us. The trust also has a relocation package and candidates can enquire for further information.