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Ward Manager Eating Disorder- Maternity Cover




Priory Hospital Bristol, Heath House Lane, Stapleton, BS16 1EQ

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Fixed Term - Full Time


£45,667.80 per annum



Job Advert Location Description

Priory Hospital Bristol is part of the Healthcare Division of Priory Group and has 77 beds over eight wards varying from Eating Disorders, Acute Mental Health, Adult Psychiatric Intensive Care, Huntingdon’s and Dementia.




Job Advert Role Description

Priory Hospital Bristol is an elegant 18th century country residence set in beautiful parkland close to the centre of Bristol, less than 5 minutes away from the M32 leading directly onto the M4/M5 motorway.  Bristol is part of the Healthcare Division of Priory Group it has 77 beds over seven wards varying from Eating Disorders, Acute Mental Health, Adult Psychiatric Intensive Care, Acquired Brain Injury, Huntingdon’s and Dementia.

Applications are welcome for a full time, fixed term Ward Manager on Lotus, our specialist Eating Disorder Unit.  This is a full-time fixed term position to cover Maternity Leave.   The end date for this position will be in line with the substantive postholder's return.

Reporting to the Director of Clinical Services, you will be involved in the overall management of the ward,  overseeing staff rotas and engagement, ensuring  the highest standards are maintained in personal care and meeting the psychological needs of a diverse group of service users with varying degrees of eating disorders, affecting their mental and physical health.  You will be caring and attentive with the skills to build strong and trusting relationships with people.  It is also important that you are able to work unsupervised with a high degree of autonomy and be able to motivate and guide your team, in a fast paced environment.

What you will need:

•           A qualification or relevant experience in healthcare management to ward level

•         Experience of working with Eating Disorders

•         High levels of customer service

•         A strong sense of responsibility & ownership

•         Willingness to learn

•         Effective communication skills

•         Flexibility and strong “can do” attitude


What we’d like to give you:

•           A competitive salary 

•           25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (increasing by a further 2 days after 5 year’s service.)

•           Opportunities to develop and progress in a wide variety of care   settings.

•           Free Parking on site

•           Free meals on duty

•           Enhanced maternity pay

•           Disclosure check cost coverage

•           Comprehensive induction and commitment to ongoing training

•           Online benefits and cashback rewards

•           Cycle to work scheme

•           Contributory pension scheme

•           Refer a friend bonuses

•           Long service awards

Division DBS info

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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