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Director of Clinical Services




Priory Hospital Barnt Green

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time




37.5 hours per week

Job Advert - Division Information

Ready for the recognition and rewards you deserve?

We don’t just talk about putting employees first. We know that Priory wouldn’t exist without their combined energy, expertise and effort.  So we invest heavily in training, provide first-class support, promote collaborative teamwork and give everyone on our team the opportunities and resources to achieve their full potential.

Job Advert Location Description

Hospital Information:
Priory Hospital Barnt Green is located in the stunning Lickey Hills Country Park, 10 miles south of Birmingham City Centre. We have thirty-three beds across three wards including ten NHS Psychiatric Intensive Care beds for women, thirteen NHS acute beds for men and women and ten private beds for men and women. In addition to providing inpatient services, the hospital has a large Outpatient department and regional conference facilities. 
Throughout 2020 Priory Hospital Barnt Green has undergone an extensive refurbishment to provide high quality facilities. The first phase of the project was completed in November 2020, with the full completion early 2021. 
This is a fantastic opportunity to join a new team, in a brand new hospital located in a beautiful setting. 
Priory Group Information:
When you join Priory Group, you’ll be part of an innovative and growing organisation that is helping to redefine health, education and social care in the UK. Our nationwide team treats more than 70 conditions through a network of over 450 facilities including:
• Mental Health and addiction services
• Rehabilitation and recovery facilities
• Medium and low secure facilities
• Specialist schools and colleges
• Residential and care homes
Development opportunities
Our business attracts great people and we’ve created an environment where they can achieve great things. This starts with excellent learning and development resources. At Priory, your career progression is more than a sequence of formal training courses. It involves dynamic learning opportunities that support your performance at each stage of your career.
Find out more about the development opportunities available on the Priory Career Pathways website
As well as helping you grow and develop your talent, we recognise and reward you for your contribution. To support this, we've created a comprehensive benefits package for all team members. Our benefits are flexible and tailored to the individual, but here's just some of whats on offer:
• Up to 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
• Free parking at every site
• Health and wellbeing support through our EAP (Employee Assistance Programme)
• Pension scheme with a Priory contribution
• SMART Pensions - Opt for a slightly smaller salary and we pay an extra 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
• Cycle scheme - Get a tax-free bike with 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 with us
• GymFlex - Spread the cost of an annual gym membership over 12 months and use your membership at health clubs, leisure centres, boot camps and yoga studios across the UK

Job Advert Role Description

Priory Hospital Barnt Green is looking for an experienced Nurse or registered healthcare professional to lead our clinical teams. You will play a key role in the senior management team of the hospital and will deputise for the Hospital Director in their absence. You will support and oversee the clinical structure, including directly line managing our three Ward Managers and Outpatient department manager. Your extensive experience working in acute, PICU, forensic or mental health hospital settings will support you in ensuring that the quality of care we provide to patients is outstanding. 
You will play a lead role in overseeing all clinical governance processes and will chair the hospitals Clinical Governance Group. You will be a skilled collaborator and negotiator which will enable you to work effectively across all departments. 
This is a role that would ideally suite an experienced Ward Manager looking to take their next step in their clinical leadership career. Your previous clinical experience, combined with your experience as a clinical leader will help you as you lead and manage others to guide patients as they progress on their individual treatment journeys. The hospital operates a recovery focussed and trauma-informed approach so as to provide support that helps people achieve their goals taking into account their life experiences. This a fast paced role which will be required to tackle multiple challenges simultaneously, which will often be complex in nature requiring you to draw upon your sound clinical, professional and values-led judgement to make decisions. 
This is more than a job, it’s a vocation. You will lead a team of dedicated and supportive colleagues who share this same passion to help others. We welcome people from all backgrounds and value the contribution that your life experience, culture and world view can bring. 


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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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