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Solihull, Showell Lane, Meriden, Coventry, CV7 7HZ

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£41,475 - £44,648 + £5000 Welcome Bonus



Job Advert Role Description


 Priory Hospital Solihull are recruiting for Full Time Deputy Ward Managers now!

Knowing that you’re making a difference to people’s lives is rewarding in itself. But our many roles offer much more than that. As well as helping you grow and develop your talent, we want you to feel proud of where you work and what you do.

At Priory Hospital Solihull, we pride ourselves on our family values and treating each other with respect, valuing contributions and a real team effort for improving patient experience.

Priory Hospital Solihull is a 31-bedded mental health rehabilitation service for a males and females aged 18 and over. The service is arranged across three separate wards and is for patients who have severe and enduring mental illness, which might include treatment resistant conditions.

We are an independent sector hospital however all of our patients are NHS patients and we work very closely with local NHS trusts to ensure promote recovery and facilitate discharge at the earliest opportunity that is safe. We have a diverse and extensive MDT including Ward Managers, Deputy Ward Managers, Nurses, Consultant Psychiatrists, Speciality Doctors, Healthcare Assistants, Administrators, Housekeepers, Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Maintenance, Catering staff, Therapy Assistants and a Senior Management Team on site.

We pride ourselves on excellent working relationships with patients, families and external agencies to support collaborative working and ensure clear communication throughout the care pathway.

Our wards are:

Arley Ward - 10 bedded female rehabilitation ward

Elkin Ward - 10 bedded male rehabilitation ward

Millison Ward - 11 bedded male rehabilitation (community facing) ward


We are looking for enthusiastic, caring and passionate people to become an integral part of our team. In this role, you will become one of the first lines of support for our service users and be responsible for providing compassionate care during their time with us.

  • Ability to work a variety of day and night shifts, either 7.30am to 7.45pm or 7.30pm to 7.45am
  • A relevant nursing qualification and NMC registration as a RMN or RNLD
  • Sound clinical awareness and a drive to influence and implement positive and lasting change
  • A desire to support and develop the Rehabilitation and Recovery pathway with vision and creativity
  • The ability to inspire others and promote a spirit of cooperation in working towards shared goals
  • A willingness to encourage and promote innovation and imaginative problem solving
  • The ability to proactively contribute towards collaborative decision making
  • A growth mindset that embraces change and seeks to empower others

 Key Competencies

  • Evaluate situations through information obtained from patients, their families and other relevant sources; and also the patients strengths, disabilities, risks and vulnerabilities
  • Work closely with the service user to explore all of the above issues in such a way that they can increase understanding, insight and motivation and view self-management of risk as an essential part of the recovery process
  • Work collaboratively with the service user to identify early signs of deterioration in mental state and behaviour; plus any potential triggers factors which may lead to risk behaviours recurring
  • Supporting service users to develop skills to self-manage their medication through graduated self-medication programmes
  • Support users to engage/re-engage with family and friends
  • Identifying service needs and using high level communication, negotiation and liaison with other stakeholders, including senior managers, commissioners, primary care, general adult, forensic and substance use services, prisons and probation services and other independent providers as appropriate to develop flexible, integrated and comprehensive services

In return:

  • £5000 Welcome bonus
  • Fully funded NMC registration
  • Free parking
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Leadership and management training and development opportunities
  • Study leave to attend further training
  • An extra days holiday to have your birthday off
  • Subsidised meals on duty
  • Access to Priory Apprenticeships
  • Opportunity to take a lead role within the hospital – eg. Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Lead, Participation & Engagement Lead
  • Extensive training through our online Priory Academy as well as face-to-face training
  • The hospital has a wellbeing fund which is used to improve health and wellbeing of the team at Priory Hospital Solihull
  • Access to kitchen with free hot and cold drinks, breakfast and fruit
  • Our independent Employee Assistant Programme can offer confidential emotional and practical support and advice to colleagues, 24/7
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Enhanced maternity pay
  • Flexible benefits including reduced rates and access to new schemes including gym membership, IT technology (laptops / tablets / smartphones) and private healthcare
  • Long service award
  • Refer a friend bonuses
  • Relocation support (including payment for accommodation or moving costs) up to £3000 (Terms apply)
  • Opportunities to support students (Practice Assessor and Practice Supervisor)
  • Overtime enhancement rates:

    Mon-Fri (day and night) – 125%

    Sat – Sun (day and night) – 150%

    Bank Holiday – 200%

Above all, we provide a supportive working environment where you can flourish in your career and feel incredibly rewarded by helping those who need it most


Due to limits on sponsorship allocations, we are not currently in a position to offer sponsorship to new candidates for these roles, this remains under review.

For more information about this exciting opportunity, please contact one of our Ward Managers (Kate, Faith or Rachael) on 01676 525 050.






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About us

As one of the UK’s leading providers of behavioural care and specialist support services to adults and young people, Priory Group 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, education facilities 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 Group will cover the cost of a DBS check.

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