Deputy Ward Manager - CAMHS

The Priory Group
08 Nov 2018
11 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

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 within easy access of the Medway Towns, Tunbridge Wells, Hastings, Ashford and Maidstone and set within acres of beautiful gardens is The Priory Hospital, Ticehurst House. If you are seeking a new leadership experience where you can really influence the care of adults experiencing acute mental health and distress - come and talk to us. We have 2 adult acute services, where we offer comprehensive inpatient and specialist mental health services for both male and female adults. The hospital is currently undergoing expansion, and there are also plenty of opportunities to learn and develop skills and knowledge of other services.

We are seeking a full time Deputy Ward Manager to work in our Adult Acute services. The successful candidate will support the Ward Manager to manage the ward and it's resources taking appropriate action to ensure that standards of care are exceptional. You will be responsible for ensuring care plans reflect the needs of patients and that your staff receive timely clinical supervision, appraisal, CPD and complete mandatory training.

The Adult Acute nursing team work closely with our established mental health professionals including consultant psychiatrists, doctors and the committed therapy team. You will have the support of our excellent health care assistants. SMT will listen to your thoughts and ideas and you have the opportunity to be really involved with and to influence the future direction of our Adult Acute services. You will provide senior nursing leadership to the ward nursing team. You will therefore act as a visible role model to promote a culture of learning development and team vision.

We are seeking applicants with:

    RMN/LD QualificationCurrent NMC registrationNurses who are looking at their next stage of career progressionWillingness to complete further clinical, managerial and leadership trainingComputer literate - you are responsible for organising rotas

    As a member of the leadership team your communication skills and motivation to strive for excellence yourself and via others will shine through.

    If you would like to discuss this role informally, please contact our Director of Clinical Services Colleen Fahy -

    We offer:

    A competitive salary plus generous enhancements of 20% for unsociable hours and evenings, 50% bank holidays, 30% overtime, flexible Priory Group benefits including company pension scheme, we fully encourage continuous professional and independent development including funding external training and qualifications, mentorship and supervision. Priory also offer a unique training scheme through our 'career pathways' programme. In addition to annual leave which increases along with your service you have a day off on your birthday. You can enjoy free onsite parking and lunchtimes with your colleagues in the highly subsidised staff restaurant.

      Sign on bonus

      o £500 on joining & £1,000 on completion of probation

      o £500 to be repaid if individual does not complete probation

         £1,500 e-voucher code for The Priory Benefits portal to be redeemed on various items including discounted shopping, red letter days, gym membership etc Relocation support (including payment for accommodation or moving costs), paid as a lump sum

        o Moving less than 100 miles up to £2,000

        o If more than 100 miles up to £4,000

        o To be repaid if individual does not complete probation & leaves

           Payment into the pension scheme CPD top up Donation to a charity of their choice

          If you are interested in finding out more please complete the short pre application form and our nurse recruiter will be in touch, or come and attend one of our recruitment open days.

          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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