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Director of Clinical Services




Priory Hospital Ticehurst, Ticehurst, Wadhurst, East Sussex, TN5 7HU

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time





Job Advert Role Description

Centrally located with easy access to Tunbridge Wells, Hastings, Ashford and Maidstone, The Priory Hospital, Ticehurst House has 43 beds across 2 service lines: Acute Adult and Acute Private.

We offer comprehensive inpatient and outpatient specialist mental health services for adults in a safe and supportive environment.

Providing quality, inspiring innovation and delivering value is what we set out to achieve at Priory Healthcare. Enabling our patients to receive a truly integrated and holistic approach to their treatment, regardless of complexity or severity, thanks to the knowledge and expertise of our multidisciplinary clinical teams.

We are proud to be rated ‘Good’ for site overall, following our recent CQC inspection in April 2021.

An exciting opportunity has arisen at one of our Priory Hospitals in Ticehurst for a Director of Clinical Services. The role reports directly into the Hospital Director for the site and forms part of the hospitals Senior Management Team (SMT).

The successful candidate will play a key role in developing and delivering the hospital strategy, providing operational and clinical leadership across 2 service lines: Acute Adult and Acute Private.

You will ensure that a highest level of care is given to all Service Users working alongside the Medical and Therapy teams ensuring in effective working relationships.

You will have the responsibility of managing the clinical services business plan ensuring the effective and efficient management and control of staffing, budgets, materials and equipment. You will review staffing on a daily basis ensuring compliance and maintain safe staffing levels against the staffing levels for each ward.

You will be a major contributor to the development and enhancement of the nursing services at a local level and will need to balance conflicting demands using adaptive thinking and positive problem solving.

What we’d like from you:

• NMC (Nursing & Midwifery Council Registered) - For this post an RMN qualification is essential.

• Extensive clinical and management experience

• Ability to harness the commitment and potential of others

• Fine tuned decision making skills

• Excellent organisational capability

• Effective communication skills

• Motivated with a strong "can do" attitude

• A role model to other staff - providing advice and support to promote good practice

What we’d like to give you:

• A competitive salary

• Comprehensive induction and commitment to ongoing training

• 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays

• Birthday Holiday - Your Birthday as an extra days annual leave

• Online benefits and cashback rewards

• SMART Childcare Vouchers

• SMART Pension option.


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.

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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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