Ward Manager

£34k - 38k per year
01 Aug 2018
29 Aug 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.  

Nelson House is a 32 bedded locked rehabilitation recovery service for men and women with mental illness, complex needs, often accompanied by challenging behaviours.

Our beds are split over three wards:

Trafalgar - 14 bedded male ward
Victory - 14 bedded female ward
Marie Rose - 4 bedded pre-discharge pathway ward

We are looking for a dynamic self-motivated ward manager to lead our 32 bedded Rehabilitation and recovery unit. It is an exciting time to join our new senior management team to influence positive change, role modelling and to ensure robust leadership across the service. It is essential the successful candidate has a proven track record of effective leadership skills, knowledge of person centred recovery based interventions and has a passion for working with service users collaboratively, promoting independence. 

The ward manager would be expected to manage all aspects of day to day running of the wards, providing and coordinating training, leading innovation and embedding learning from incidents and investigations, creating a culture where by criticisms are learnt from and successes are celebrated.

The post holder will work closely with Service Users, carers and other professionals in order to provide the highest quality of care for our client group.

In return for your expertise and hard work, we offer a wide range of benefits including:
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • A Group Personal Pension Plan (GPPP)
  • Private Medical Insurance Scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Free Meals while on duty
  • Carefirst - Employee Assistance Services
  • Continuous learning and development
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Career development
  • Personal Health Insurance
  • An Employee Assistance Programme
  • Free Car Parking
  • Voluntary Benefits
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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