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Ward Manager




Priory Hospital Norwich, Ellingham Road, Attleborough, Norfolk NR17 1AE

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£45,668 - £51,393 Depending on experience



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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.

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In last 18 months we have invested heavily in Priory Hospital Norwich in order to revitalise our service and ensure that we put our patients at the centre of everything we do. We are currently in the process of a phased opening and are looking for candidates who are committed to being a part of our long term journey. The hospital focuses on adult acute services, and currently has one male and one female wards open, with a new female acute ward opening soon and potential for additional future wards. The aim of the hospital is to offer a high standard of patient centred care at all times whilst promoting a supportive and enjoyable work environment. Due to the 24 hour nature of the unit, our nurses benefit from 24 hour medical and management cover in order to support the team on the ward to offer consistently high quality care at all times. 
We are seeking talented and experienced nurses who are keen to progress their career and feel that they have the potential management and leadership capability demanded by the role of Ward Manager. You must be qualified as a first level registered nurse with the NMC/registered with social Work England/HCPC, and must have a minimum of 3 years post qualifying experience working in mental health. Due to the high standards we set ourselves, an interest in quality improvement and patient centred care is a must. 
As Ward Manager, your role will be to co-ordinate the quality and management of nursing care, patient care and the clinical environment. You will have the opportunity to participate fully with the multidisciplinary team and undertake direct patient care as well as managing delivery of clinical services within a ward, and ensuring it complies with statutory regulations, current legislation and meets quality standards. You will also have a key role in providing supervision and support and helping to develop and progress the staff working within the ward.
Priory Healthcare Benefits
• Excellent salary
• Free on-site parking
• Free meals on duty
• 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
• Birthday Holiday  - Your Birthday as an extra days annual leave
• Enhanced maternity pay
• Contributory pension scheme
• 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
• Sponsorship of professional qualifications through our Individual Professional Development (IPD) panel
• Leadership & management development
• Long service award
• Refer a friend bonuses
• Relocation support (including payment for accommodation or moving costs) up to £3000 (Terms apply)
Additional benefits for Ward Managers at Priory Hospital Norwich:
• £5000 Welcome bonus
• Fully funded DBS
• Fully funded NMC registration
• Return to Practice support
• Mentorship experience
• CPD top up
• Futher Management and Leadership development opportunities

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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.

Priory maintains that vaccination remains our very best line of defence against COVID-19 and believes that our colleagues working with vulnerable individuals have a professional duty to be vaccinated.  As part of our wider infection control efforts, and to meet our commissioner and customer requirements, we continue to record vaccination status for all colleagues and we therefore request that you disclose this information as part of your application.  Your vaccination status will not affect any offer of employment and will be held in line with GDPR requirements.  We thank you for your understanding. 


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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