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Mill Garth Hospital, Millpond Lane, Meanwood, Leeds, Yorkshire, LS6 4RA

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time





Job Advert Role Description

Priory Hospital Mill Garth is looking for a Deputy Ward Manager in the Leeds area – Salary up to £38,000

 Mill Garth Hospital situated in the Meanwood area of Leeds, we are just two miles north of Leeds city centre, which allows for easy access to a vibrant community with useful amenities that our patients can enjoy.

 We are a 21-bedded locked rehabilitation and recovery service suitable for men aged 18 years and over. The hospital focuses on active rehabilitation and recovery for those with mental illnesses and personality disorders.

We believe that anyone with a mental health condition should be given the best chance possible to lead a happy and fulfilling life, and our aim is to provide individuals with the confidence and skills to move or return to the community.

 The role of the Deputy Ward Manager is to provide senior nursing leadership to the ward nursing team in support of the Ward Manager. They will have clinical experience and leadership that provides expertise and confidence to the nursing team and ward overall. They will have defined delegated responsibilities from the Ward Manager; having 20% a week protected time for their management duties and have supervisory responsibilities for an agreed group of staff.

 You will be required to Work as Senior Nurse in a Ward or equivalent area ensuring a safe and therapeutic environment for patients, their families and visitors.

 Some responsibilities are as follows;

 Supervises a defined group of team members and contributes to their overall CPD, mandatory training and appraisal process recognising the skills required across the team. This will also include addressing any performance issues that are below the expected standard.
Identifies deficits in skill mix and safe staffing levels and acts to address these.
Acts as a role model to promote a culture of learning development, inquiry and a team vision.
Actively supports Junior Staff and student nurses on placement on the ward
Engages in collaborative problem solving, supporting and encouraging clients to take ownership of issues, identify problems and to develop solutions to them based on their own needs and preferences.
Is named nurse for a small group of patients, and Associate nurse when required when on duty, and is a regular shift leader.
Provides Clinical Supervision to a group of defined nursing staff.
Undertakes Lead roles for the ward, as agreed with the Ward manager.
Deputises for the Ward manager as and when required.
Participates in recruitment and retention of staff on the ward and hospital when required

 To apply for the role, you must have the following;

 Active Registration with the Nursing Midwifery Council, meeting the requirements of Revalidation

Trained Assessor/Supervisor
Clinical Supervision experience essential, training desirable
Evidence of Continued Professional Development and intent to maintain and develop Continued professional development and leadership
Good computer skills

 What we offer you;

 Salary of u to £38,000
NMC/HCPC Payment in full
CPD top up
25 days’ annual leave plus 8 bank holidays increasing to 30 days plus bank holidays with length of service
Extra Service Annual leave awards
An employee assistance programme
Supplemented meals/refreshments when on duty
Free car parking
Flexible Benefits Package
Donation to a charity of their choice
Storm front scheme
Eligibility for a blue card (NHS)
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.

 You can also take advantage of clear career pathways and support around training and personal development.

 You will be surrounded by like-minded professionals who work well as a team to produce positive outcomes.


Please get in contact today with Kevin Page, Talent Acquisitions Partner on or 07887 - 457033 - you can text me too! 

 Apply now to avoid disappointment 

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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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