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Deputy Ward Manager PICU Featherstone




Priory Hospital Cheadle Royal, 100 Wilmslow Road, Manchester, SK8 3DG

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time





Job Advert Role Description


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

Featherstone is a service for male patients who have a severe mental illness and are in the acute phase of illness. The service also treats patients who have a dual diagnosis and have a complex presentation. Our PICU services specialise in the treatment of patients who cannot be managed in acute settings, transfers from other PICU units and prison. The service has excelled in treating the most complex individuals with a person centred approach and comprehensive risk management.

Are you experienced of working in a PICU environment if so this could be the role for you.

The successful candidate will have proven experience of working within a PICU setting.  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. The successful applicant will participate fully with the clinical team and support changes within the service.



  • RMN Qualified
  • NMC Registered
  • 2 Years RMN experience in Mental Health
  • Confidence in shift management
  • Good team working skills
  • The ability to work creatively with patients
  • To be able to undertake audit duties
  • A confident understanding of the MHA
  • Knowledge around CQC KLOES
  • To safely and efficiently manage safe guarding issues


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.

In order to apply you would need to be:

•RMN Qualified

•Active NMC Registered

•Have knowledge of the Mental Health / Capacity Act and its implications for practice

•Be patient centric and have a commitment to delivering high quality care

•Possess fine-tuned decision making skills

•Have an excellent organisational capacity and effective communication skills

•Be flexible and have a strong "can do" attitude

•Strong desire to work with in a PICU services


In return, we will give you:

•A competitive salary

•Group Pension Scheme (offered)

•NMC Payment in full

•Support with your Revalidation

•Enhanced disclosure cost coverage

•Company Sick pay –(subject to meeting Criteria)

•25 days annual leave plus bank holidays - pro rata for part time

•Birthday holiday - your birthday as an extra days annual leave

•Enhanced maternity pay

•Healthcare cash plans

•Free On-site parking

•Online benefits and cashback rewards

•Long Service Awards (voucher scheme)

•Refer a Friend scheme £1,000


A wealth of knowledge, support and a pathway of personal and professional development will be available to motivated and aspiring candidates, access to development opportunities including:


•Comprehensive induction and commitment to ongoing training

•Sponsorship of professional qualifications through our Individual Professional Development (IPD) panel

•Improved CPD application & panel process

•£250 Contribution towards CPD

•Leadership & management development


If you are passionate about offering high quality care to patients with mental health needs, and would like a long, rewarding and fulfilling career, then we would welcome your application to work for us.

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About us

As one of the UK’s leading providers of behavioural care and specialist support services to adults and young people, Priory Group promise a challenging and fulfilling career with the support of a world class organisation willing to invest in your development. 

Across our network of hospitals, residential care homes, education facilities and supported living services, we are making a real and lasting difference to the lives of the people we support.


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. Priory Group will cover the cost of a DBS check for all successful applicants.

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