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Administrator (Mental Health Act Office)

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Priory Hospital Burgess Hill (D11), Gatehouse Lane, Goddards Green, Hassocks, West Sussex, BN6 9LE

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Fixed Term - Full Time




37.5 hrs p/wk

Job Advert Location Description

The Dene Hospital supports both male and female patients with varying needs in its Medium Secure, Low Secure, HDU and Acute Wards. The Dene was rated Good by the CQC following their recent inspection.

The Dene is set in 11 acres of beautiful Sussex countryside, it has educational, occupational and sporting facilities, including a sports hall, tennis court and gymnasium, along with various communal recreation areas. There is a library, art room and rehab practice kitchen. The site also facilitates and runs recovery college courses


 The Dene hosts a number of staff events throughout the year including an annual Summer BBQ to celebrate staff long service awards. The Dene also has a well attended CPD programme and supports staff in their professional and career development.

Job Advert Role Description

Working at The Dene you will be supporting the Regional MHA Manager and clinical team by providing administrative support within the Mental Health Act Office on a 12 month fixed term contract. You will be involved in general administrative duties for the department including receiving and logging MHA paperwork and being involved in assisting and coordinating meetings on site for patients and their representatives.


We are seeking applicants with:


•  Proven experience in previous administrative role

•  Ability to work on own initiative          

•  Experience of working in busy office setting working towards tight deadlines and ability to prioritise

•  Strong communication skills and ability to communicate with colleagues and external visitors of all levels. This could include letter, phone, email and in person.

•  Computer literate (MS office / MS Outlook)

•  Experience of organising meetings including room bookings, meeting visitors and coordinating attendees.



• Previous experience of working with the Mental Health Act 1983 and relevant legislation         

• Knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act desirable          


Flexible working hours will be considered for this role and can be discussed with the Regional MHA Manager, Kim Bones


Our Benefits:-

•25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (at commencement of employment)

• Subsidised Meals

• Free Car parking on site

•A Group Personal Pension Plan (GPPP)

•Life Assurance

•Employee Assistance Programme

•Continuous learning and development

•Career development

•An employee assistance programme

•Flexible benefits (including preferential rates and access to schemes such as gym membership, IT, private healthcare, Shopping discounts)

Division DBS info

About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.

The integrated strength of each service provides a seamless transition for the individual as they progress between higher and lower dependency care and across services. This unique approach ensures that every individual has the opportunity to achieve the best possible outcomes and quality of life with the Priory Group.

As 85% of our services are publicly funded and delivered in partnership with commissioners, our teams work with commissioning bodies across the country to provide transparent pricing models and evidence-based care programmes.


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.

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