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Priory Hospital Chelmsford, Stump Lane, Springfield, Essex, CM1 7SJ

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


up to £23,000



Job Advert - Division Information

Situated within three acres of landscaped grounds, Priory Hospital Chelmsford is an independent hospital that specialises in the treatment and management of adults and adolescents with a range of mental health problems.  There is a highly experienced team of mental health professionals and support staff, which include consultant psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses and therapists.

The hospital offers calming and recovery focused residential treatment as well as day care and outpatient services, including separate facilities for young people.

We provide expert treatment for the following services:

•             Eating disorders - Adult

•             Child and Adolescent Mental Health

•              NHS Acute

•             Private Acute & Addiction Services


Our highly experienced multidisciplinary team deliver personalised treatment programmes alongside the use of a wide range of therapies.     

Job Advert Location Description

• The role will be fully accountable for ensuring that the Priory internal rostering system is updated for all the wards in the hospital, this will include

• Liaising with Ward Managers to ensure permanent employees are rostered a minimum of 8-12 weeks in advance including appropriate planning for holiday and training in line with the ward staffing ladders

• Will seek to fill vacancies in the shifts with overtime and bank in the first instance

• Will be the liaison for site for temporary agencies to fill vacant shifts when all other avenues have been exhausted

• Supporting Ward Managers to achieve their responsibilities and accountabilities in the provision of safe and effective staffing

• Responsible for filling short term vacancies (i.e. to cover sickness) as a priority

• The post holder will work with Ward Managers to ensure that the roster is communicated in the most efficient way for the ward teams, including changes.

• Maintenance and promotion of app based software to publicise shifts that are vacant to both bank workers and permanent employees and encourage usage of this.

• Attend the morning ‘flash’ or site meetings to update on staffing levels, skill mix and to understand any short term issues that need to be resolved.

• Ensure that internal rostering system is updated daily with any changes so Ward Managers can review staffing levels

• Ensure that all agencies used to fill temporary shifts are part of the Priory PSL and in accordance with contractual requirements.

• Raise Purchase Orders (PO’s), in line with company timelines and processes, to ensure billing and reporting is accurate.

• Negotiate long term locum agency bookings, where appropriate and agreed with the Hospital Director and Director of Clinical Services with the Priory PSL agencies

• Engage with all bank workers to ensure:

• New bank workers complete their induction in a timely manner and can start working at the required level of competence

• All bank workers maintain their mandatory training compliance • High levels of engagement with the site including keeping in contact with all Bank Workers by getting their availability for work ideally 4 weeks in advance but at a minimum every fortnight.

• Maintain a list of bank workers who have either not picked up any shifts for 3 months or who have repeatedly cancelled without a good reason and carry out appropriate measures in agreement with the DoCs.

• Work with site HR to ensure that all hours are updated on the internal rostering system in line with payroll cut off periods to ensure all overtime and bank shifts are reflected correctly

• Provide weekly reporting to the Hospital Director to provide assurance on staffing levels

• Escalate any issues immediately to the Ward Managers, Directors of Clinical Services and Hospital Director in line with company policy.

• You will be expected to provide cover and support to the wider team and site as and when needed

• Any adhoc administrative duties required throughout all departments



• Ideally experience at roster management but not essential

• Healthcare experience desirable

• Experience of working in a standalone role

• Experience of working in a fast paced, changing environment and demonstrable experience of managing own workload in this environment.



- Free on-site parking

- Priory Perks

- Subsidised meals while on shift  

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