Deputy Ward Manager - Acute

£29k - 33k per year
22 Jun 2018
20 Jul 2018
Amore .
Nursing Field
Mental Health
Job Type
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.  

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, 2 young peoples wards (CAMHs) and Rehabilitation and Recovery.

We offer comprehensive inpatient and outpatient specialist mental health services for young people and adults in a safe and supportive environment. 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.

We are seeking a full time Deputy Ward Manager to work across our adult acute wards. You will provide senior nursing leadership to the ward nursing team in support of the ward manager. The postholder will supervise a defined group of team members contributing to their overall CPD recognising and developing the skills required across the service. You will therefore act as a role model to promote a culture of learning development, inquiry and team vision.

You will be a first level registered nurse and a trained mentor. Clinical supervision experience is essential along with evidence of personal CPD and an intent to develop further as a manager and leader.  At least 3 years or equivalent post registration experience in Mental Health services is essential.

A passion  to work within a team-orientated culture and a drive to deliver values and evidenced based patient care is key.

Benefits include a competitive salary, location allowance, a contributory pension scheme, supervision, career development, childcare vouchers and free parking.

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.