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Ward Manager (Adult Autistic Spectrum Ward)

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Priory Hospital Hayes Grove, Kent, Prestons Road, Hayes, Bromley, BR2 7AS

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£40,000 (Training role+£1K, nights +20%,Bank Holidays +50%


37.5 hrs p/wk

Job Advert - Division Information

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.


Job Advert Location Description

The Priory Hospital Hayes Grove is an independent 46-bed psychiatric hospital for Working Age Adults (mixed), located in SE London in the quiet village of Hayes, Kent.  We provide Inpatient, Daycare and Outpatients services for patients with a wide range of Mental Health challenges.

Our private ‘Lower Court’ ward specialises in caring for patients receiving treatment for General Psychiatric conditions, and supports patients on our 28-day Inpatient Addiction Treatment Programme (drug, alcohol and other addictions).  We also have a specialist, 20-bed NHS England-funded Eating Disorder Unit and the 9-bedded Keston Unit, a specialist NHS-funded Asperger’s ward.

The Hospital is situated in a leafy, semi-rural setting, with excellent public transport links to central London, Croydon and surrounding areas in the London Borough of Bromley. Free car parking is available in the immediate vicinity of the hospital.

We welcome informal enquiries by phone or in person if you would like to come and visit before applying for a role.

Job Advert Role Description

We are looking for an experienced and highly-motivated Ward Manager to work alongside and lead our dedicated nursing team on the Keston Unit. The successful candidate will have proven leadership skills  coupled with a passion for developing nursing teams and delivering excellent services.  They will have relevant experience in the management and delivery of care in an Inpatient environment, along with a deep understanding of being effective in the wider development of the service and the hospital. Excellent communication skills are essential along with compliance management and supervision experience.


The Keston Unit is a nationally-renowned Adult Autistic Spectrum Disorder Service and, although experience working with this patient group is desirable, we will invest in and develop the successful candidate if they have been working in other services.

The Ward Manager will report directly to the Director of Clinical Services and will be responsible for ensuring that the nursing team on the Keston Unit possess the skills, knowledge and motivation to offer and deliver the highest quality of care to our patients. Further to this, the successful candidate will also participate in direct patient care whilst coordinating the quality of care throughout the ward, alongside the administrative requirements of the role. As well as the salary the Priory group offers a number of other benefits including a company pension scheme and a strong commitment to personal development and training.

Applicants should have the following experience/qualifications:

  • The ability to lead and motivate others. Must be flexible, enthusiastic, self-motivated and have the ability to supervise clinical teams. 
  • A genuine interest in quality service delivery and development 
  • The ability to work under pressure and within tight deadlines 
  • Numeracy and evidence of analytical ability
  • Experience in completing audits

What we offer:

  • Sign on bonus - £1500 Welcome to Priory – either a sign on bonus or an 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
  • Moving less than 100 miles up to £2,000
  • If more than 100 miles up to £4,000
  • CPD top up
  • Donation to a charity of their choice


Division DBS info

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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