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Ward Manager - Acute




Woodbourne Priory Hospital, 21 Woodbourne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B17 8BY

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£42,668 - £48,393



Job Advert Location Description

Woodbourne Hospital is set in beautifully landscaped gardens in the leafy suburb of Edgbaston, close to Birmingham City centre, Priory Hospital Woodbourne is conveniently located for access to the West Midlands motorway networks and has very good local public transport links.

 The hospital provides a diverse range of inpatient services, offering the opportunity to work across a variety of services. Services include acute and psychiatric intensive care for adults aged 18-25 years, Child and Adolescent Mental Health (including a recently opened Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit), specialist Eating Disorder, and private acute and addictions treatment programmes.

The hospital is led by an enthusiastic and supportive management team, committed to ensuring its excellent reputation is not only maintained, but also enhanced. Strong links with other Priory services contribute to the site’s consistent track record of employee development and progression.

Job Advert Role Description

Job Profile

  • Will be a highly visible  role model, Leader and Senior Member of the Team
  • Experienced in rota management  and staffing
  • Passionate about promoting the highest standards of care
  • Committed to providing individualised care for patients in terms of both mental and physical health.
  • Supports Junior staff in terms of supervision, continuous  professional development and career development
  • Experienced in recruitment and retention

Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications & Abilities

  • Excellent Leadership  and Management Skills
  • Clinical experience within a Multi-disciplinary team
  • Good communicator within all situations
  • Experienced  in leading a team
  • Able to focus on staffing and develop staff to meets the needs of the ward
  • Experience of supporting students
  • Knowledge of Mental Health Legislation and Statutory requirements
  • Experience of investigations, complaints and report writing


Priory Healthcare Benefits

  • Excellent salary
  • Free on-site parking
  • Free meals on duty
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Birthday Holiday  - Your Birthday as an extra days annual leave
  • Enhanced maternity pay
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Flexible benefits including reduced rates and access to new schemes including gym membership, IT technology (laptops / tablets / smartphones) and private healthcare
  • Access to development opportunities
  • Sponsorship of professional qualifications through our Individual Professional Development (IPD) panel
  • Leadership & management development
  • Long service award
  • Refer a friend bonuses
  • Relocation support (including payment for accommodation or moving costs) up to £3000 (Terms apply)

Additional benefits for nurses at Woodbourne Priory Hospital:

  • £5000 Welcome bonus
  • Fully funded DBS
  • Fully funded NMC registration
  • Return to Practice support
  • Mentoring experience
  • CPD top up
  • Management and Leadership development opportunities

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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