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Deputy Ward Manager PLUS £5,000 Welcome Bonus




Nelson House, 14 Rowner Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO13 0EW

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£33,000 - £37,000 (dependent on experience)


40 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

Nelson House is a modern and spacious 30 bed rehabilitation and recovery service for men with mental illness. Our focus is on providing an environment where service users are offered the opportunity to  develop their skills for independence. The team at Nelson House are committed to enabling the service users to reach their individualised goals and maximise their potential. Service Users are supported to learn new ways of managing their conditions and symptoms to prevent future relapse.


Nelson House is a CQC rated Good rehabilitation and recovery orientated mental health unit situated on the South Coast of England. We are currently looking for a motivated and passionate individual who will be responsible for managing all aspects of nursing responsibilities on a day to day basis. 

Job Advert Role Description

Our Deputy Ward Manager role involves:

Supporting others to support vulnerable men to reach their full recovery potential

•           Being a clear leader for the Nursing team and managing shifts

•           Providing high quality care in a rehabilitation and recovery setting for men suffering from enduring mental illness

•           Developing therapeutic relationships to optimise patient engagement

•           Following all codes of conduct, standards and legislation, respecting the rights  of others and promoting ethical practice

•           Contributing to patient assessments, compiling a plan of care alongside the  individual, and monitoring patient progress

•           Mentoring and supporting student nurses and other members of the team

•           Promoting professional development within the team



To be successful in this role you will need to be committed to Personal Learning and Development, Evidence and Values Based Practice and Patient Centred Care. You will need to have excellent team working skills and be highly self-motivated with a flexible approach.



•           - RMN / RNMH


•           Experience in a supervisory role

•           A recognised mentoring certificate

•           The ability to assess and teach junior staff

•           A proven ability to co-ordinate care, prioritise tasks and manage Health & Safety issues

•           The drive to learn and develop

•           A commitment to patient-centred care and to values-based and evidence-based practice

£5,000 Welcome Bonus paid over 3 years

Some of the benefits we offer Qualified Nurses are:

•           Free car parking and

Free meals whilst on duty

•           25 days’ annual leave plus 8 bank holidays increasing to 30 days plus bank holidays with length of service

•           Extra Service Annual leave awards

•           Career development – progress across the Staff Nurse grading is via a distinct career path

•           Paid NMC registration fees

•           Payment into the pension scheme

•           CPD top up

•           Donation to a charity of their choice


‘All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Priory Group will cover the cost of a DBS check for all successful applicants.’

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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