Deputy Ward Manager - CAMHS - Woodlands and Orchard

Market related
19 Nov 2018
17 Dec 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.  

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 service users with challenging and complex needs, in order to enable their recovery and re-engagement with the community.

The successful candidate will have proven experience of working within either a secure setting or a CAMHS setting. Reporting to the Ward Manager you will be responsible for the clinical direction of the service, providing clinical supervision for the ward team and implementing best practice. The successful applicant will participate fully with the multi-disciplinary team and support service development initiatives.

We have a number of vacancies within our 15 bed CAMHS HDU and 10 bed female Low secure services which provide assessment and treatment for young people with complex mental health needs within the structured and safe environment of the wards. The therapeutic programmes emphasises the development of new life skills and coping strategies together with maintaining support to meet educational needs and our highly skilled multidisciplinary teams who offer a wide range of interventions and work closely with families and locality teams to ensure a smooth transition back into the community.

The post holder must be experienced in delivering and receiving supervision. Excellent leadership skills with the ability to be able to assess and prioritise clinical situations. The management of effective communication between medical and nursing staff both verbal and written is a key element of this role.

In order to apply you would need to be:

• RNLD / RMN Qualified -experience is essential for the role

• NMC Registered

• Experienced in MDT working

• Be patient centric and have a commitment to delivering high quality care

• Possess fine tuned decision making skills

• Have an excellent organisational capacity and effective communication skills

• Be flexible and have a strong "can do" attitude

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.