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The Ayr Clinic, Dalmellington Road, Ayr, KA6 6PT

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time





Job Advert Location Description

The Ayr Clinic is a well-established 36 bedded low secure psychiatric facility for men and women with mental illness and/or personality disorder. The Ayr Clinic is situated in the outskirts of the coastal town of Ayr in West Central Scotland.    

Job Advert Role Description

The role of the Ward Manager will play a pivotal part within the Ayr Clinic.

The Ward Manager will work as an effective member of the team, focusing on the clinical model which is aimed at recovery, improving skills and independence for all patients. The Ward Manager will take a lead role within the ward's multidisciplinary team, which consists of nursing, psychology, psychiatry, occupational therapy and pharmacy.

Duties to include

•Being responsible for complete operational management of a 12 bedded ward within Ayr clinic.

•Day to day oversight of staffing, resources, roster management and workforce planning.

•Provide supervision, professional development and promotion of staff well-being.

•Participates with the “on call” responsibility working within a rotational basis, alongside other senior nurse colleagues.

•Providing a high standard of care to people with mental illness and personality disorder

•Developing therapeutic relationships to optimise patient engagement

•Following all codes of conduct, standards and legislation, respecting the rights of others and promoting ethical practice

•Contributing to patient assessments, compiling a plan of care alongside the individual, and monitoring patient progress

•At a more senior level, you will also need to lead shifts as well as mentoring and supporting student nurses and other members of the team

This is an exciting and dynamic role for the Ward Manager within our Ayr Clinic and to have the opportunity to join our team and help shape and develop the service model for the future.  

Division DBS info


The successful candidates will be required to apply for a PVG from Disclosure Scotland. Further information can be obtained from We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory Group will cover the cost of a DBS check.

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