Ward Manager

Rochdale, UK
08 Nov 2019
13 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
We are proud to provide high quality mental health, learning disability and community services across six boroughs of Greater Manchester - Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport, Tameside and Glossop and Trafford.

Our 5,500 staff work tirelessly to deliver the very best care and we receive excellent feedback from our patients. We're really proud of our #PennineCarePeople and do everything we can to make sure we're a great place to work.

Pennine Care's ambition is to work together to promote an all-inclusive environment which attracts all candidates and signals our ongoing commitment to both celebrate and promote diversity.

As a Disability Confident Employer we offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the minimum selection criteria at each stage of the selection process.

We are committed to improving the working lives of our employees, developing the Trust as a Great Place to Work. Some benefits we offer:
  • 27 days annual leave rising to 29 (after 5 years) and 33 (after 10 years) plus bank holidays pro rata
  • A dedicated Staff Wellbeing Service
    A number of NHS discounts across retail, leisure and travel
  • Flexible Working
  • Staff Discount with Stagecoach and First Buses

Future plans

We are developing our future strategy, which will focus on providing the highest quality mental health and learning disability services.

As part of this, our community (physical health) services in Bury, Oldham, Rochadale (adult services) and Trafford will be moving to a new NHS Provider in 2019. For Bury, Oldham, Rochdale (adult services) this will take place on 1 July 2019.

We have been very proud to run community (physical health) services over the last seven years, but we believe there are other provider organisations better positioned to enable these community services to achieve more for the benefit of local people. We are working closely with our staff and colleagues in the new provider organisations to ensure the smoothest possible transfer.

Post Title

Unit Manager


Prospect Place



Band & salary scale

Band 7 as per agenda for change

Hours of work


Permanent/Fixed term


Service/Ward/Department Summary:

Prospect Place is a 45 bedded unit that is based on the site of Birch Hill Hospital In Rochdale.

The Unit is for Men aged 18-65 years, who have a diagnosed Psychotic disorder and require treatment in conditions of low security.

The unit aims to enhance life skills and community functioning, support them to effectively manage risk behaviours, reduce relapses and maximise their independence.

Prospect place is split into 3 separate wards; Engagement and assessment, Recovery and intervention and Social inclusion. The expected pathway for service users is 2 years. Service users typically spend approx. 9 months on each ward.

Role Summary:

The unit manager is responsible for the management of the clinical environment to ensure that the units provide a high quality service to the service users in their care. The post holder is also responsible for the recruitment, deployment and management of its staff.

Key Responsibilities of the Post:

  • To ensure staff undertakes specialist assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care needs of service users in their care
  • To lead and be responsible for the clinical management of the unit with service users, who may present with complex behaviours that challenge services
  • To allocate and support individuals with delegated work and review progress as agreed. To co-ordinate and monitor the delivery of person centred healthcare, using complex clinical decision making where appropriate
  • To be responsible for the recruitment, deployment and management of staff.
  • Management of LSU standards: overseeing security aspects, implementation of standards, monitoring and reporting against NHS England contracting reporting including LSU specific KPIs and CQUINS.
  • Key Requirements of the Person Specification:
  • Registered Nurse with current registration or equivalent professional qualification
  • Proven previous experience post qualifyingExperience of:
  • Supervising and professionally developing junior staff
  • Working within a Governance framework
  • Clinical Leadership
  • Working with high-level policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Problem-solving and complex decision-making.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Sarah Murphy

Clinical Services Manager

Email: ( Email address removed )

TEL: 07824 498578

All new starters to Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust who are appointed to a post which requires a Disclosure Barring Certificate check (DBS) will be recharged for the full cost of the check. Substantive staff can choose to spread the cost over their first three months' salary or pay the full amount from their first months' salary. Members to the Trust bank must repay the full amount from their first pay. The Trust encourages all staff and bank workers to register with the DBS update service at an annual cost of £13, for bank members this is obligatory. The cost of an enhanced DBS check is £44 and for a standard check £26, both attract an administration charge of £3.50.
  • Priority will be given to applications from NHS employees with an at risk status
  • This post is on PCFT T&C's. If you are an internal employee currently on transferred T&C's and you are voluntarily applying for this post please be aware that should you be appointed the T&C's of this post will transfer to PCFT.
  • Applicants will be informed about the progress of their application following shortlisting. Applicants who clearly demonstrate the criteria listed in the person specification will be shortlisted for interview.
  • You will be contacted via email. Please check your spam filter, if any mail goes to your junk folder you will need to mark it as safe. Computer access is available via your local Job Centre & Library
  • Applicants applying for the position who want to be considered under the disability confident scheme will be guaranteed an interview if they meet the essential criteria on the person specification for the post
  • If you require reasonable adjustments to our recruitment process please contact 0161 716 3181 at the earliest opportunity to ensure that measures can be put in place to enable your application for this post
  • The Trust cannot guarantee the transfer of lease cars or cover the costs of early termination charges
  • We have a strict policy on unsolicited contact from recruitment agencies. Please do not contact Recruiting Managers directly

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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