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Burston House, Rectory Road, Burston, IP22 5TU

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type



£60 Per Visit

Job Advert Role Description

About the Role

We are looking to recruit a number of motivated and conscientious individuals with an interest in Mental Health to join our Associate Hospital Manager team at Priory Hospital Burston House, Richmond House and Lombard House. Associate Hospital Managers (AHMs) are a panel appointed specially to look at whether people should be discharged from the Mental Health Act. AHMs are accountable to the Hospital.


In this important role you will participate as a panel member, ensuring that patients’ rights are fully explored and upheld. This will require the consideration of reports from the clinicians involved in the patient’s care, and the views of the patient, before determining whether the criteria for detention are met.

The Hospital recognises and values the rich diversity of both its workforce and the population it serves. As part of our journey and commitment to ensuring we are meeting the needs of the people we serve, it is crucial that our group of AHMs are representative of the community. Therefore, we encourage applicants from all groups across our communities.

AHMs are remunerated on a sessional basis and full training will be provided for the role. Appointment will initially be for one year, and this may be renewed on a three yearly basis pending successful completion of appraisals and review. 

AHM hearings are currently being carried out face to face and virtually via video conference. Therefore, sufficient IT skills to attend via Microsoft Teams is essential. Travel expense fees will be paid when a face to face hearing is held.

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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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