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

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£41,475 per annum (plus enhancements)



Job Advert Role Description

​Priory Hospital Bristol is part of the Healthcare Division of Priory Group and has 77 beds over seven wards varying from Eating Disorders, Acute Mental Health, Acquired Brain Injury, Huntingdon’s and Dementia

We are looking to recruit personable, flexible and motivated Deputy Ward Manager to assist the Ward Manager and MDT in an Adult PICU service. This involves being a highly visible role model and mentor to the nursing team. The post-holder will have responsibility for assisting and maintaining the highest standards of nursing care. providing advice and support from a nursing perspective and oversee and hold responsibility for the ward environment and its resources.


You will assist in managing the ward, 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.


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.


What you will need:

•         Experience of working within an in-patient mental health setting and the treatment of adults as well as in a PICU setting

•         High levels of customer service

•         Effective Management of complaints

•         A strong sense of responsibility & ownership

•         Willingness to learn

•         Effective communication skills

•         Flexibility and strong “can do” attitude


What we’d like to give you:


• £5000 welcome bonus

. 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.)

•           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

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.

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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.


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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