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CAMHS Ward Manager




Priory Hospital Southampton, Marchwood Park, Marchwood, Southampton, SO40 4DA

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£38,000 - £42,000 depending on experience



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.

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About us


Priory Hospital Southampton is a smoke-free hospital that provides 40 beds across 3 wards. The services provided at the hospital include a young peoples ward (CAMHs) and treatment of most psychiatric conditions and Eating Disorders.


We have a highly experienced team of mental health professionals and support staff, which include consultant psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses and therapists.


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.

Job Advert Role Description

The role of the Ward Manager is to provide Clinical Management and Leadership to the ward team, this includes being a highly visible role model and leader. The post-holder has responsibility for overseeing and maintaining the highest standards of care. The role will act as a senior clinical member of the team, providing advice and support as well as overseeing and hold responsibility for the ward environment and its resources.

Responsibilities of the Ward Manager include but are not limited to:

• Managing the ward and resources effectively, taking steps to ensure that appropriate staffing levels and skill mix of nursing experience and skills is in place including effective rota management, annual leave and training arrangements.

• Having full oversight of the nursing staff rota and is the authorised individual to ensure rota management and eRostering standards are maintained and are effective.

 • Addressing shortfalls in development and ensures that training and performance issues are addressed.

 • Recognising and rewards positive performance by the nursing staff, commensurate with their roles and responsibilities.

 • Acting as a highly visible role model, mentor and leader, creating a culture that promotes learning, development, inquiry and professionalism, celebrates achievements and shares learning to the benefit of the ward, hospital and wider division.

 • Disseminating implements and monitors compliance with relevant policies and statutory requirements of the hospital, division and group.  • Taking appropriate action to ensure that the standard of care that patients receive is of the highest standard.

 • Ensuring that all patients have clear current care plans that reflect their personalised needs, and are evidence based and ensures that family members and carers are suitable engaged based on the needs and wants of the patient.  This includes the safe and effective planning for discharge from the hospital.

 • Developing and maintaining strong and effective working relationships with all clinical and non-clinical colleagues.

• Ensuring that the legislative frameworks regarding the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberties is applied in accordance with Company Policy, and National Requirements.

 • Deputising for the Director of Clinical Services as required


To be successful as a Ward Manager, you will need:

- To be currently registered with the Nursing Midwifery Council as a first level nurse or with the Health Care Professions Council or with Social Work England

-  At least 2 years’ experience in a supervisory capacity within a relevant care setting.

- Appropriate registration or experience required for the ward  Willingness to complete further clinical, managerial and leadership training and development relevant to your area of practice in management and leadership.

-To be Computer literate.


Experience -

You will need:

- To have been a registered practitioner, working in clinical settings that are relevant to the post

- Evidence of continuing professional development

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

- Experience of working in an environment that requires the ability to manage multiple priorities

- To have been a supervisor of nursing or care staff.


The post-holder will be required to work a regular shift pattern over a 7 day period including weekdays and weekends.



As you might expect, our benefits are flexible and tailored to the individual, but here’s just some of what’s on offer:

• A competitive salary

• Up to 25 days annual leave plus Bank holidays

• Birthday Leave

• CPD opportunities including degree / Masters / specialist training CAMHS ED.

• Rotational Posts across three service lines

• Pension scheme with a Priory contribution

• SMART Pensions option - You opt for a slightly smaller salary and we pay an additional contribution into your pension. The result? We both save on National Insurance payments and you end up with an overall increase in your take-home pay.

• Dental insurance, Travel insurance and Health cash plan

• Cycle Scheme - Get a tax free bike and equipment and pay monthly from your salary, generating a cost saving of up to 42%.

• Computing Scheme - Buy the latest technology at no more than the RRP using salary exchange whilst spreading the cost over 12 months.

• Your Priory, Your Benefits+ - Our shopping discount site where you’ll find great offers for online and in-store shopping, negotiated specially for everyone who works at the Priory Group.

• Enhanced Maternity pay in line with NHS

• GymFlex - Spread the cost of an annual gym membership over 12 months. You can use your GymFlex at health clubs, leisure centres, boot camps and yoga studios across the UK.




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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