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Adult Acute - Senior Healthcare Assistant




Priory Hospital Ticehurst, Ticehurst, Wadhurst, East Sussex, TN5 7HU

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£17,636 per annum + Location allowance of £1,764


37.5 hours per week

Job Advert - Division Information

Ready for the recognition and rewards you deserve?

We don’t just talk about putting employees first. We know that Priory wouldn’t exist without their combined energy, expertise and effort.  So we invest heavily in training, provide first-class support, promote collaborative teamwork and give everyone on our team the opportunities and resources to achieve their full potential.


Job Advert Location Description

Centrally located with easy access to Tunbridge Wells, Hastings, Ashford and Maidstone, The Priory Hospital, Ticehurst House has 70 beds across 3 service lines: Adult Acute and young peoples wards (CAMHs). We offer comprehensive inpatient and outpatient specialist mental health services for young people and adults in a safe and supportive environment. We are also currently expanding our service with the addition of a newly purpose built 12 Bed Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU).

Providing quality, inspiring innovation and delivering value is what we set out to achieve at Priory Healthcare. Enabling our patients to receive a truly integrated and holistic approach to their treatment, regardless of complexity or severity, thanks to the knowledge and expertise of our multidisciplinary clinical teams.  

Job Advert Role Description

We are looking to recruit personable, flexible and motivated Senior healthcare Assistants to support our qualified staff with the delivery of care to patients. You will be involved in caring for and meeting the pscyhological needs of a diverse group of service users with varying degress of mental health issues. You will be caring and attentive with the skills to build strong and trusting relationships with people. You will have leadership skills to support the Health Care Assistants on the ward.


You will be working alongside qualified nurses and medical professionals so a passion  to work within a team-orientated culture and a drive to deliver values and evidenced based patient care is key.



We will offer a competitive salary plus generous enhancements of 20% for unsociable hours and evenings, 50%  on bank holidays and 30% overtime. The role also boasts access to benefits within a Priory Group portal and an enticing company pension scheme. Benefits inlcude a competitive salary, additional location allowance, shift enhancements, a contributory pension scheme, supervision, career development, childcare vouchers, subsidised staff restuarant and free parking.

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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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