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Priory Highbank Centre,Walmersley Road, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 5LX

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time





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.

The Priory Highbank Centre provides specialist rehabilitation and continuing care for adults and children who have sustained a brain injury.  Highbank is located in  split over two locations.  The first being the Priory Highbank Centres is set in spacious grounds just outside Bury, Lancashire.  The Elton Unit is based 5 miles from The Priory Highbank Centre and is a  28 bedded specialist Brain injury care home.

Priory Highbank Centre as a whole offers excellent care and support allowing the greatest opportunity for patients to regain their maximum capabilities.

Job Purpose

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.


Works as Senior Nurse in a Ward or equivalent area ensuring a safe and therapeutic environment for patients, their families and visitors.

• Apply relevant policies and statutory requirements within the ward and hospital framework of governance and communicates requirements to the wider team.

• Ensures that risk is assessed and managed across the immediate and wider working environment and that statutory requirements are met.

• Identifies deficits in skill mix and safe staffing levels and acts to address these.

 • 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.

• Acts as a role model to promote a culture of learning development, inquiry and a team vision.

• 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.

• Contributes to the process of collaboratively assessing and acting on risks of harm, danger and abuse.

• 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.

 • Adheres to all National, Company and local standards, policies and procedures.

• Participates in recruitment and retention of staff on the ward and hospital when required.  


• At least 18 Months – 2 years’ experience post-registration

• Demonstrable expertise within a clinical speciality

Working Environment

 The post-holder will be required to work a regular shift pattern over a 7 day period, and this will include supernumerary time of 20% of their contracted hours to undertake their deputy role, as delegated by the Ward Manager.

What Priory can offer you

  • Extensive training tools which may be mandatory or bespoke to support your continued development
  • Free on site parking
  • Supplemented meals
  • Paid annual leave (25 days pro raterd) & birthday leave
  • Pension Scheme
  • Salary sacrifice scheme: Sormfront, cycle to work, gym memberships and many more.

Priory Perks

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

Please note the advert may close early if suitable applicants are received. 

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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