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Deputy Ward Manager




Priory Hospital Newbury, Monks Lane, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 7RN

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£38,000 Plus £5,000 Welcome Bonus



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

The Cloisters is a Priory Hospital set on the southern outskirts of Newbury and boarders with Hampshire and Wiltshire. Close by are the big towns of Basingstoke and Reading with the cities of Winchester and Swindon an easy commute. We have excellent public transport links to London which is just a 50 minute train journey.

We are excited to be launching an updated service after a period of expansion and improvements now offering  a 34 bed Recovery and Rehabilitation service for men with enduring mental ill health. Within the service is a care pathway offering an admission ward, a community facing ward, a longer term ward for patients with more complex needs and also a 4 bed flat for patients who are returning to independent living in the community. The site is warm and welcoming with a homely atmosphere, the patients enjoy home cooked meals contributing to menu choices at meetings with the chef.

We offer a range of therapies on site:

         Art Therapy
         Drama Therapy
         Occupational Therapy
         Horticulture at our off site allotment
         Self-catering skills and nutritional advice

So come and join our team of highly experienced clinicians in this exciting phase of our journey to provide top quality, innovative, evidence based and collaborative care to our patients.

Staff benefit from:

         free meals,
         free parking,
         easy to access local amenities during breaks including 2 gyms, local shops, the community college and a retail park.
         Staff Wellbeing initiatives which include an Employee Assistance Programme, a staff recognition scheme, supervision and psychology led support groups.
         A career progression pathway
         Onsite training


Job Advert Role Description

We are looking to recruit a dynamic, reliable and creative Deputy Ward Manager to join our Nursing Management Team.

The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting with the co-ordination of the quality and management of nursing care and the clinical environment on the wards whilst ensuring that the unit complies with statutory regulations, current legislation and meets quality standards.

Main responsibilities include:

• Assisting the Ward Managers in managing the ward and resources effectively, taking steps to ensure that appropriate staffing levels and skill mix of nursing experience and skills is in place.

• Ensures that all members of the nursing team receive clinical supervision

• Acts as a highly visible role model, mentor and leader, creating a culture that promotes learning, development, inquiry and professionalism, celebrates achievements and shares learning to the benefit of the ward, hospital and wider division.

• Disseminates implements and monitors compliance with relevant policies and statutory requirements of the hospital, division and group.

• Takes appropriate action to ensure that the standard of care that patients receive is of the highest standard.

• Ensures that all patients have clear current care plans that reflect their personalised needs, and are evidence based and ensures that family members and carers are suitable engaged based on the needs and wants of the patient.

• Assist in ensuring the ward has clear procedures and processes to support the safe and effective running of the ward at all times, including the nutrition of patients, cleanliness of the environment; using tools such as Quality walk rounds to assist.

• Ensures that the legislative frameworks regarding the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberties is applied in accordance with Company Policy, and National Requirements.

• Is responsible for Medicines Management in their Clinical Area/Ward

• Engages with other members of the Ward MDT, to facilitate positive and efficient MDT working

We are seeking a confident and reliable professional who has excellent communication and interpersonal skills; both verbal and non-verbal; and an ability to regularly deal with demanding and difficult situations.

You will be currently Registered with the Nursing Midwifery Council as a mental health nurse, with at least 3 years experience. You will be computer literate with experience of quality compliance monitoring. Being  a trained and current mentor will be an added advantage.

Benefits of working for us include the equivalent of 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays and birthday leave, contributory pension scheme, comprehensive induction programme and computerised training programme, childcare vouchers, on-going access to supervision and access to occupational health services. We have an excellent team and offer a very good working environment with an ever evolving service where ideas and innovation are welcome and are integral to the development of the service. 

For an informal discussion please contact Sipho Sengwayo, Director of Clinical Services on 01635 277230 or email at

Please email if you are having difficulties applying through our online portal.

Please note that we reserve the right to close the advert earlier if a good number of suitable applications are received before the closing date.

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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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