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Deputy Ward Manager - PICU




Priory Hospital Cheadle Royal, 100 Wilmslow Road, Manchester, SK8 3DG

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time





Job Advert - Division Information


Knowing that you’re making a difference to people’s lives is rewarding in itself. But our many roles offer much more than that. As well as helping you grow and develop your talent, we want you to feel proud of where you work and what you do.

Job Advert Role Description

Priory Group is the UK’S leading independent provider of mental health care and education services.  We have an outstanding reputation both for the service we deliver and for the investment we make in our people and in our environment.

We are looking for an experienced, RMN qualified Deputy Ward Manager to join our psychologically minded, fast paced team.

The post is situated on the Featherstone ward, a 10 bed Psychiatric Intensive Care secure Unit that provides high quality care to male patients experiencing an acute phase of illness. The team work with men with a variety of complex mental health challenges and support them through their care pathway back into the community.

The teams consist of a Consultant Psychiatrist, Speciality Doctor, Clinical Psychologist, Occupational Therapist, Registered Mental Health Nurses and experienced Healthcare Assistants who form the Multidisciplinary teams. Their approach is to work closely with stakeholders and commissioning bodies to achieve minimum lengths of stay for patients through effective discharge planning and a dynamic therapeutic approach.

 The duties of the role include but are not limited to:

•           Assisting the Ward Manager in providing day to day management and supervision of the ward.
•           Assisting the Ward manager in providing management and supervision of a team of registered and unregistered staff.
•           Implementing best practice across the ward.
•           Support changes within the service
•           Responsible for the clinical direction of the service
•           Support the delivery of therapeutic care to men on the programme

 In return we are proud to offer:

•         Excellent salary
•         Many benefits in line with the NHS
•         Working with a dedicated multidisciplinary team
•         Free on-site parking
•         Enhanced maternity pay
•         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 including:
•         Sponsorship of professional qualifications through our Individual Professional Development (IPD) panel
•         Leadership & management development
•         Support with your Revalidation
•         NMC Payment in full
•         Long service awards
•         Birthday annual leave



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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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