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

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£41,474.58 to £44,647.80 DOE



Job Advert Role Description

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.

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.

We are seeking a full time Deputy Ward Manager to join our Mixed Acute Ward here at the Bristol Priory Hospital.

This is a 10 bedded mixed gender adult acute ward. We support NHS patients from across the country when in times of crisis. We admit people with mental health illnesses predominantly psychosis, depression, Personality Disorders and other diagnoses. Our usual length of stay runs from a few days to months and we support patients to return to their own communities with help from their home teams. We work as a multidisplinary team consisting of nurses, healthcare assistants, speciality doctor, consultant, psychologist and occupation therapy in a fast paced and dynamic environment.

The role of the Deputy Ward Manager is to provide senior nursing leadership to the ward nursing team in support of the Ward Manager. You will have clinical experience and leadership that provides expertise and confidence to the nursing team and ward overall. You will have defined delegated responsibilities from the Ward Manager and have supervisory responsibilities for an agreed group of staff. It is also important that you are able to work unsupervised with a degree of autonomy and be able to motivate and guide your colleagues. You would be expected to be available to deputise in the absence of the ward manager

What you will need:

·      2 years  post Clinical experience.

·         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 with enhancements for working on weekends, nights and overtime. 
  • £5000 welcome bonus.
  • 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, Priory 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 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 will cover the cost of a DBS check.

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