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Ward Manager with £5k Welcome Bonus




Priory Hospital Norwich, Ellingham Road, Attleborough, Norfolk NR17 1AE

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time





Job Advert - Division Information

Are you passionate about delivering and empowering other to deliver high quality, patient centred care in a fast paced environment?


If you have answered yes to the above then we would encourage you to  submit your application online or get in touch with our Nurse Recruiter Emma Higton on 07950 182541.


In last 8 months we have invested heavily in Priory Hospital Norwich in order to revitalise our service and ensure that we put our patients at the centre of everything we do. We are currently in the process of a phased opening and are looking for candidates who are committed to being a part of our long term journey. The hospital focuses on adult acute services, and currently has one male and one female wards open, with a new female acute ward opening soon and potential for additional future wards. The aim of the hospital is to offer a high standard of patient centred care at all times whilst promoting a supportive and enjoyable work environment. Due to the 24 hour nature of the unit, our nurses benefit from 24 hour medical and management cover in order to support the team on the ward to offer consistently high quality care at all times.


We are seeking talented and experienced nurses/social workers/occupational therapists who are keen to progress their career and feel that they have the potential management and leadership capability demanded by the role of Ward Manager. You must be qualified as a first level registered nurse with the NMC/registered with social Work England/HCPC, and must have a minimum of 3 years post qualifying experience working in mental health. Due to the high standards we set ourselves, an interest in quality improvement and patient centred care is a must.

As Ward Manager, your role will be to co-ordinate the quality and management of nursing care, patient care and the clinical environment. You will have the opportunity to participate fully with the multidisciplinary team and undertake direct patient care as well as managing delivery of clinical services within a ward, and ensuring it complies with statutory regulations, current legislation and meets quality standards. You will also have a key role in providing supervision and support and helping to develop and progress the staff working within the ward.

Job Advert Location Description

Our WARD MANAGER role involves:


Being a clear leader for the Nursing team and managing shifts
Providing high quality care for adult patient
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 develop a culture of learning from lessons on the ward and encourage delivery of a professional service.
To lead the team by being a positive role model in all aspects of the work.
To ensure care and treatment is delivered in collaboration with the patient and carer.
To provide direction, support and guidance to the staff ensuring all staff have regular supervisions.

To be responsible for the quality of care delivered and that all compliance requirements are met.

In return for your expertise and hard work, we offer a wide range of benefits including:

Competitive salary
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
A contributory pension scheme
An employee assistance programme
Free meals/refreshments when on duty
Free car parking
Sign on bonus - £5000 Welcome to Priory
Relocation support (including payment for accommodation or moving costs), paid as a lump sum

Moving less than 100 miles up to £1,500
If more than 100 miles up to £3,000
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



Job Advert Role Description

To be successful as Ward Manager, you’ll need


An experienced clinical professional either nurse/OT or social worker to lead the team.

A RMN or RNLD qualification
Post registration qualification of at least 3 years.
Experience in ‘acute adult service’ would be advantageous but not essential.
Experience in a supervisory role
A recognised mentoring certificate is preferable
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
A flexible, positive, team-orientated approach.
Committed to the values of The Priory

Division DBS info

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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