Deputy Ward Manager - PD Unit

£32,955 per year
02 Aug 2018
30 Aug 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 Deputy Ward Manager to support the unit 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 Ward Manager you will be responsible for the clinical direction of the service, providing clinical supervision for the ward team and implementing best practice to ensure quality standards are met. The successful applicant will participate fully with the clinical team and support changes within the service.


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. 


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


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.