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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


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

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
NMC Payment in full
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 £2,000
If more than 100 miles up to £4,000
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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