Ward Manager

United Kingdom
£38,138 - £48,615 (Band 7)
21 Jul 2017
18 Aug 2017
Nursing Field
Hospital, Mental Health
Job Type

The Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability is a non-profit, medical charity, a hospital and home, based in Putney, South West London. We provide both short and long-term specialist services (assessment, rehabilitation and disability management) for adults with profound or complex disabilities resulting from damage to the brain or nervous system. Through these services, we seek to enable people with profound neuro-disability to enjoy an optimal quality of life

We currently have a vacancy for a dedicated, passionate and inspiring Ward Manager for Glyn Ward-  one of our continuing care wards. This is a 22 bedded unit, specialising in patients with long term care needs associated with acquired brain injury.

We are seeking a clinical leader who can build a confident, high quality and caring team who are experts in their field. You will be responsible for championing and guiding a diverse range of nursing and health care assistant staff whilst working alongside other multi-disciplinary colleagues.

As part of the Leadership Team within the Hospital, key responsibilities include the human resource and financial management of the ward. You will ensure the 24 hour nursing service is covered by appropriate rostering and skill mix, facilitate multi-disciplinary team working and monitor/participate in patient care provision. 

The successful applicant will have:

  • Proven interpersonal skills and a demonstrable ability to handle complex communications
  • Significant leadership and managerial experience with an ability to demonstrate experience in multi-disciplinary team working
  • A management qualification (or willingness to undertake management studies)
  • A Teaching/Mentoring qualification

Experience of managing complex workloads and competing priorities

In return, you will receive an excellent remuneration package, a contributory pension scheme, access to continuing professional development, and a profound commitment to your career development.

We also offer you a good work-life balance, free on-site parking, accomodation, lovely grounds, staff cafeteria, coffee shop, good team work and a staff pension

Person Specification:

  1. Clinical Qualification
  2. BSc degree or equivalent in relevant subject
  3. Teaching/assessing/mentorship qualification
  4. Evidence of continuing professional development – particularly with management skills (leadership course)
  5. Proven experience in successfully managing a ward roster and ward budgets.
  6. Clinical knowledge and experience of working within a long term care environment.
  7. Ability to negotiate and work effectively in an interdisciplinary team
  8. Excellent communication skills, written and verbal presentation skills & report writing.
  9. Good understanding of relevant compliance standards, codes of practice, and statutory and professional regulations

For further information on the key responsibilities please contact Suzie Adam (Head of Nursing) on 0208 780 4500 (ext. 4522).


To apply, please click on the Apply button and attach your up to date CV.


Candidates who are invited to interview will be required to undertake a series of unseen assessments and a group activity in the morning. If successful at this stage candidates will then be invited to attend interview on the afternoon of the same day.

Closing date:                                     TBC

Assessment and Interviews:            TBC

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