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

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£48,530.43 TO £51,393.00 per annum + £5000 Welcome Bonus



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 Ward Manager to join our team here at Bristol Priory Hospital at an exicitng time opening a Male Adult PICU Service

You will be managing a Ward of up to 12 beds, supporting and managing staff in order to meet the psychological and therapeutic needs of a diverse group of service users with varying degrees of mental and physical issues. You will be caring and attentive with the skills to build strong and trusting relationships with people. It is also important that you work well in a team, and are keen to work in fast paced environment and are able to report effectively to Senior Management.

Previous experience of working in a PICU setting would be preferred and we are looking for candidates either with a proven track record in managing and leading a Ward team or the experience ready to step up, both with a genuine interest in working with this client group within an inpatient setting.  Candidates should also have the necessary interpersonal qualities to enable them to lead, manage and collaborate effectively as part of a big multi-disciplinary team. Candidates should have a high level of commitment and creativity, resilience and robustness, positivity and personal warmth, as well motivation and excellent team-working skills.

This post will offer the successful candidate a real opportunity for personal and professional development within a highly challenging environment – managing and building a new team and service will, we hope, inspire and challenge you, give you the experience and confidence to grow and form constructive professional relationships with colleagues and patients.  You will report directly to the Director of Clinical Services and, as an experienced practitioner, the team will look to you for direction and encouragement. 

The role includes

• Has full oversight of the nursing staff rota and is the authorized individual to ensure rota management and e rostering standards are maintained and are effective. Will be required to be available for On  Call Rota.

• Acts as a highly visible role model, mentor and leader, creating a culture that promotes learning, development, inquiry and professionalism, celebrates achievements and shares learning to the benefit of the ward, hospital and wider division.

• Takes appropriate action to ensure that the standard of care that patients receive is of the highest standard.

• Actively lead on the recruitment and retention of staff to the ward and hospital.

• Undertakes and completes clinical investigations, complaints, and HR investigations, ensuring these are completed thoroughly, promptly and to a high standard.

• Ensures that the legislative frameworks regarding the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberties is applied in accordance with Company Policy, and National Requirements.

• Is responsible for Medicines Management in their Clinical Area/Ward, and ensures that all Registered Nurses undergo competency-based assessments as part of their induction and facilitates an open and transparent framework for managing medicine errors.

Essential skills and requirements;-

• Be currently registered with the Nursing Midwifery Council as a first level nurse or with the Health and Care Professions Council

• At least 2 years’ experience in a supervisory capacity within a relevant care setting.

• Appropriate registration or experience required for the ward

• Willingness to complete further clinical, managerial and leadership training and development relevant to your area of practice in management and leadership.

What we’d like to give you:

•           A competitive salary with enhancements for working on weekends, nights and overtime.

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

•           £5000 Welcome Bonus

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

•           Free Parking on site

•           Supplemented meals

•           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

Please get in contact today with Farah Gigani, Talent Acquisitions Partner on or 07342 990348- you can text me too! 


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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