Forensic Healthcare at Oxleas

Working in Forensic Healthcare is rewarding and challenging. We value our staff and know that they are key to ensuring we continue to deliver excellent quality care.

Our staff rate us as one of the best places to work in the NHS and we are delighted to be a top 10 NHS employer in the Health Service Journal's list of 100 best NHS organisations to work for in England. We have a reputation for equality and diversity among staff, having been ranked 52 in the Stonewall's Equality Index for the top 100 employers in 2014.

What will my first days be like?

Every new staff member attends our special welcome event, meeting our Chief Executive, other senior staff and new recruits across the whole organisation. Together you will explore how our trust values patients, quality and you - our staff.

Who will I be working with?

We have many different clinical professions work with us including therapists, nurses and doctors. These people come from many different backgrounds and have a wide range of experience.

We believe in improving lives by giving excellent care that supports people’s mental and physical health. We put this into action by following these values:

  • Having a user focus
  • Excellence
  • Learning
  • Being responsive
  • Partnership
  • Safety

We put the quality of our services at the centre of our decision making. That’s why more of our staff would recommend working here than any other trust in the country.

How will I be supported?

We recognise that you want to progress in your career and have great systems in place to support you, including:

  • regular supervision and personal development
  • access to training and opportunities to use the latest technology.

As an organisation that offers a wide range of services in a variety of settings, there are many opportunities to develop new skills and take on new roles.

Whatever your needs, we have a variety of ways of supporting you. These include networks for staff with lived experience of mental ill health, staff from black and minority ethnic backgrounds and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender staff as well as our disability action group.  

What are the benefits?

We recognise that you also have demands outside of work. To help maintain a good work life balance, we offer flexible working and have support in place to promote your health and wellbeing. This includes an employee assistance programme that offers free advice and counselling on issues that are worrying you, discounts on health clubs, cycle to work and lease car schemes.


We are currently recruiting for a variety of roles. To apply please visit our page on NHS Jobs