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Ward Manager - Female Low Secure/Forensic - Allied Health Professionals considered




Priory Hospital Burgess Hill (D11), Gatehouse Lane, Goddards Green, Hassocks, West Sussex, BN6 9LE

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£43,412.00 + £5000 welcome bonus over 3 years



Job Advert - Division Information


Knowing that you’re making a difference to people’s lives is rewarding in itself. But our many roles offer much more than that. As well as helping you grow and develop your talent, we want you to feel proud of where you work and what you do.

Job Advert Location Description

Priory Hospital Burgess Hill is located in beautiful West Sussex and offers the opportunity to gain experience across many specialist mental health disciplines including Secure Services, a DBT Locked Rehabilitation service, HDU/PICU services and Acute care.


With a CQC rating of GOOD across all 5 Key Lines of Enquiry, you would be working in a forward thinking hospital supporting our patients recovery alongside a highly skilled and dedicated Multi-Disciplinary Team.

Job Advert Role Description

We are currently seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Ward Manager to join our team!


As one of our Ward Manager’s at Priory Hospital Burgess Hill, you will be working within a multidisciplinary team. The role is based in our 16-bedded female low secure forensic unit (Michael Shepard ward). We model our service provision on the NHS Secure Service specification for low secure services, ensuring our patients are given the highest quality of care to enable quick and smooth transitions into local services wherever possible.


The Ward has a well established MDT which includes a Consultant, junior doctor, Occupational Therapist and Assistant, along with support from our central Psychology function, in respect of site-wide group facilitation and ward based reflective practice.


Responsibilities include:

•  Planning and co-ordinating the quality and management of nursing care, patient care and the clinical environment

•  Rota management

•  Making sure that the physical healthcare needs of patients are assessed and managed effectively

•  Ensuring that all patients have clear current care plans that reflect their personalised needs

•  Undertaking direct patient care where necessary

•  Ensuring the ward complies with statutory regulations, current legislation and meets quality standards

•  Responsible for efficient and effective use of nursing resources

•  Ensuring that all members of the nursing team receive clinical supervision, appraisal, CPD requirements and complete mandatory training


You will be supported to work within an identified career development pathway and are encouraged to complete an appropriate competency development portfolio. You will be supported with peer reviews, clinical supervision, mentorship and appraisals.


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.


Qualifications and experience required:

•  Registered Mental Health Nursing qualification or Allied Health Professional

•  Currently registered with the NMC or HCPC

•  Trained as a Mentor

•  Experience of clinical audit and/ or service improvement based on evidence desirable

•  Computer literate

•  Experience supervising nursing staff


What we can give you:

•  Golden Hello Welcome Bonus (£5000 spread over 3 years) **

•  Subsidised Professional Membership and Registration

•  Relocation Allowance (please get in touch for more details) **

•  Opportunities for further career development

•  Health cash plan and Life Assurance

•  25 days annual leave plus bank holidays

•  A Group Personal Pension Plan (GPPP)

•  Employee Assistance Programme

•  Flexible benefits (including preferential rates and access to schemes such as gym membership, IT, healthcare cash plan, shopping discounts)

•  Free meals and parking on site whilst on duty


If you would like to learn more please get in touch with our team on 07715 063371, or email


**Terms and Conditions Apply** 

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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.

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