Ward Manager

£39,850 per year
01 Jun 2018
29 Jun 2018
Amore .
Nursing Field
Mental Health
Job Type

Priory Group is the UK’S leading independent provider of mental health care and education services.  We have an outstanding reputation both for the service we deliver and for the investment we make in our people and in our environment.

Set within landscaped gardens, the safe and supportive environment of the Priory Hospital Cheadle Royal offers a comprehensive inpatient specialist mental health service for young people and adults. The service is dedicated to providing innovative, high quality care and treatment for patients with challenging and complex needs, in order to enable their recovery and re-engagement with the community. 


As part of its continual service development Priory Hospital Cheadle Royal is opening an exciting new specialist service in 2018, providing care for female patients aged 18 years and over, with a diagnosis of emotionally unstable personality disorder.  The 10-bedded unit is currently under construction and will offer a bespoke, modern environment in which to provide a full Dialectical Behavioural Therapy model of care to our patients.

Would you like to work in a dynamic, psychologically-minded team, responsible for opening a new service at Cheadle Royal?  How about gaining therapeutic training, experience and expertise in working with women with complex mental health challenges? 


We are looking for proactive, enthusiastic Ward Manager to lead our new unit, supporting the team in delivering therapeutic care to the women on our programme. Our patients will present challenging and complex needs, and our aim will be to promote a life worth living, with a supported return through their care pathway back into the community. 


Reporting to the Director of Clinical Services, you will lead a newly established ward team, playing a key role in developing the new Specialist PD service at Cheadle.  This is an exciting and unique opportunity to shape and develop a new service and staff team.


You will be responsible for the provision of high quality nursing care, whilst ensuring safe staffing levels, delivering excellent people management of your team, ensuring they are supported, engaged and nurtured.  You will participate fully participate fully in the multi-disciplinary team, undertaking direct patient care as required.  You will have dedicated supernumerary time to enable you to undertake your management responsibilities alongside clinical duties.  You will ensure that your ward complies with statutory regulations, current legislation and meets quality standards. You will provide cover as Senior Nurse on Call as part of a rota.


In order to apply, you will be RNLD / RMN Qualified (NMC registered), with essential experience in leading ward teams.  You will have excellent communication and organisational skills, with a patient-focussed approach and a commitment to delivering high quality care.  Experience in working within a DBT model of care would be welcomed, although British Isles DBT training will also be available to the successful candidate.


If you are interested in applying for this position you will apply through jobs.priorygroup.com


We look forward to you joining our team here at Cheadle!

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.