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Ward Manager - Adult Acute - £5,000 welcome bonus!




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

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£45,668 - £51,393 - depending on experience-£5,000 Welcome Bonus



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About Priory Hospital Southampton

Priory Hospital Southampton is rated GOOD overall with outstanding in CARING, Priory Hospital Southampton sits within 1.5 acres of beautiful grounds. This tranquil setting is approximately four miles from the M27 and two miles from Totton train station, and has free onsite parking. The hospital offers opportunities for nurses to work in a number of service line settings – Adult Acute, Adult Eating Disorders and CAMHS meaning nurses have the chance to experience other wards on rotation.

The hospital prides itself on ensuring that patients’ recovery and care remain its primary focus throughout their stay. Led by an effective and stable management team it has a robust preceptorship programme. The hospital environment, referral screening process and links with the local provider collaborative sees low levels of incidents requiring restraint despite being designated as an ‘acute’ facility.

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 Priory Hospital Southampton:

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

Are Registered Mental Health Nurses Superheroes?

At Priory Group, you don’t have to have superhuman powers to be a hero in our eyes. We want the care our nurses provide to our service users to be super. As a mental health nurse at Priory you’ll be part of a company that is supportive and has your welfare and interests at heart. Mental health nursing is a tough but rewarding career and we want to make sure that our relationship with you is a long-term thing, not a flash in the pan.

It takes a genuine desire to help other people, along with a lot of dedication and compassion to be a Mental Health Nurse. In return, we want to make sure you get the reward you deserve which is why we offer market leading salaries as well as bonuses and benefits, you’ll get job satisfaction and we’ll support you to develop your skills and grow with the company via our Career Pathways programme. You’ll get to build therapeutic relationships with the people you care for so you can help them through their difficult time and find ways to take control over their own health. It’s a chance to make a real and lasting difference to someone.

At Priory, you’ll be joining the UK’s largest provider of high quality mental health care with around 350 services across the country. Since joining forces with rehabilitation specialists, MEDIAN, we aim to be the leading European provider of mental health and rehabilitative services. By joining us, you’d be key to helping us bring the best of MEDIAN and Priory to our patients and residents.


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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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