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Deputy Manager




Albion House, 8-12 Albion Way, Lewisham, SE13 6BT

Priory Group Division

Adult Care

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£14.76 per hour



Job Advert - Division Information


Job Advert Location Description

Albion House is a 23-bedded specialist residential service in Lewisham for males and females with mental health needs.

We aim to provide the greatest opportunities for independent living, through building the skills and confidence of the people that we support to sustain successful living in the community. We also aim to minimise the risk of relapse and re-admission.

At Albion House, we deliver a range of occupational therapy and social inclusion interventions; giving the people we support a continuing involvement in their recovery journey. 

Job Advert Role Description

To support the Home Manager by being responsible for key areas of service provision and in their absence to ensure that high standards of care are achieved in line with regulatory requirements and that the service remains viable. 

To provide leadership and advice to colleagues in addition to undertaking line management responsibilities and Deputise for the Home Manager in their absence.

As the most senior clinical position within the Home; the Deputy Manager will co-ordinate and lead on the quality and management of care and treatment of residents living within the home, providing support for residents when required. They will participate fully with the multidisciplinary team and undertake direct patient care as required. They will take a lead on the admissions process within the service. They will also manage and direct the delivery of clinical services through line management of the Clinical Lead within the home, ensuring it complies with statutory regulations, current legislation and meets quality standards.


Promotes and demonstrates the Adult Care positive culture pledge through visible practice leadership; addressing and managing any behaviours or actions that fall below the expected standards immediately, as appropriate.

Facilitate annual reviews, regular reviews of person centred care plans and risk assessments of the people we support, involving their family, care manager, key worker and others as appropriate. Lead on formal care reviews with commissioning Trust and delegate accordingly.

To promote, monitor and implement standards for resident care within the care home environment, evaluating through clinical governance and audit. Working within the multi-disciplinary team to ensure that high quality care is delivered to all residents in our care.

Escalating any incidents and risks internally and externally as required, and if required taking any necessary action to ensure health and safety risk is minimised by writing and communicating risk assessment documentation.


Working with the Home Manager and directing colleagues to ensure that all resident’s needs are met including social, emotional and physical to enable them to enjoy life to the fullest.

Supports the Home Manager to ensure that the team are supported to complete all induction and training required to undertake their role effectively.

Support nursing colleagues to access effective CPD and preparation for revalidation.

In conjunction with the Home Manager, ensuring the day to day supervision and management of the service, including rota planning, recruitment, induction and retention of suitable colleagues.

Ensure that weekly/monthly returns are completed in the absence of the Home Manager.


The successful candidate must be a first level registered nurse with a current NMC registration. They must be able to evidence CPD and that revalidation requirements have been met .A leadership or management qualification is desired.

They must be able to demonstrate an up-to-date working knowledge of regulatory and procedural requirements in relation all aspects of management of the service and resident support plans, to ensure the service maintains full compliance with internal and external regulatory and procedural requirements, as evidenced through external and internal inspections, monitoring visits and audits.

The successful individual must demonstrate strong leadership skills and the ability to lead and motivate a team, and can drive performance in the absence of a Home Manager.

They must also demonstrate good commercial acumen and how to make the Home a successful business.


Previous line management experience is essential and they must be able to demonstrate strong leadership qualities and the ability to lead and develop a team. Proven experience of being responsible for key areas of service provision and in the manager’s absence being responsible for the overall service, including providing, managing and co-ordinating of support for residents. A good understanding of budgets is desirable. The ability to write and implement marketing plans is desirable as is the importance of understanding the advantages of public relations activity and it's positive impact in the care home environment.

Division DBS info


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, and the cost of this will be covered by Priory. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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