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Hospital Director




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

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time





Job Advert Role Description

Are you looking for an exciting new challenge?  Do you want to join a service where you can make a difference every day?  If so, we have the perfect role for you!  As well as helping you grow and develop your talent, we want you to feel proud of where you work and what you do.

A fantastic opportunity has become available for a Hospital Director to join us at The Priory Hospital Southampton  which is part of the Healthcare Division of Priory Group and has 40 beds over three wards varying from Eating Disorders, Acute Mental Health and CAMHS.

The Hospital is situated within 1.5 acres of beautiful grounds on the edge of the New Forest.  There is plenty of on-site parking and staff meals are offered free of charge.  The Priory Hospital Southampton received an OUTSTANDING rating in Caring and was rated GOOD overall in their last CQC inspection in June 2019.

Reporting directly to the Regional Director, you will be responsible for the operational management and lead the overall function of the Hospital, including full P&L accountability.  You will take responsibility for effectively implementing hospital policies and procedures to enable the provision of a high-quality service, both in respect of patient care and employee engagement.  This role offers plenty of variety and everyday will be different but some duties will include:

* Leading the Senior Management team on site on all aspects of day to day business

* Leading and developing a culture where the very highest standards of safety, quality and excellent patient care are consistently delivered

* Developing and maintaining strategic external relationships

* Driving recruitment and retention plans on site

* Reviewing any audit or inspection reports ensuring compliance with all regulatory bodies.

 To recognise your hard work, we would like to offer you:

* A competitive salary plus car allowance

* £3000.00 towards relocating if the move is more than 100 miles or £1500.00 if the move is less than 100 miles.

* Comprehensive induction and commitment to ongoing training

* Up to 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays

* Birthday leave

* Pension scheme with a Priory contribution

* 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

* Free On-site parking

* Long Service Awards

If this sounds like the next step in your career, please apply below or contact Claire Reader, Regional Director on 07715 062363 or email

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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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