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Priory Hospital Middleton St George, Darlington, County Durham, DL2 1TS

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


Starting at £45,668 to £51,393 per annum



Job Advert Role Description


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.

The Priory Hospital Middleton St George is located close to Darlington, County Durham and provides individualised treatment and care for people with mental health needs of adults who present with complex and challenging behaviours, in a safe and supportive environment. Our comprehensive integrated services offer complete care pathways allowing service users to transfer effortlessly between the most appropriate care, meeting individual needs enabling recovery and re-engagement within the community and maximising life opportunities.

Our multi-disciplinary teams provide care for up to 101 male and female service users, working collaboratively with their commissioners, across our 7 wards and our nearby community house.  We deliver acute and  recovery and rehabilitation environment which includes a specialist female Personality Disorder service.  Our focus is on the delivery of excellent care, empowering service users to progress towards the least restrictive setting and towards independence.  Our vision is to place our Service Users at the heart of our service provision, working closely with them and their carers to support their recovery and rehabilitation. 

A new and exciting opportunity has arisen for 2 motivated, experienced and skilled Ward Managers to work for The Priory Hospital Middleton St George on a Male PICU and a Female Acute ward. 

The successful candidates will lead a team of nurses and healthcare assistants in managing the ward and supporting the staff team.

The successful candidates will work collaboratively with the Multi Disciplinary Team - Consultant Psychiatrist, Consultant Psychologist, Occupational Therapist and Social Worker.

The successful candidates will have proven leadership skills along with a strong drive to develop the dedicated nursing team within the therapeutic milieu.

This is an exciting and unique opportunity to work within a talented multidisciplinary team and you will be responsible for ensuring that the nursing team possesses the skills, knowledge and motivation to offer and deliver the highest quality of care to service users and carers with complex mental health needs.

The successful candidates must possess excellent clinical, team and communication skills together with vision and enthusiasm to contribute to the hospital's service model.

The successful candidates should be RMN/RNLD qualified and have a minimum of 2 years’ experience within a related management role. You need to be able to demonstrate quality and management skills in nursing care, and the clinical environment.

In return the successful candidates will have the opportunity to join a prestigious and dynamic Healthcare organisation at an exciting time of growth. Your contribution will be recognised and rewarded with job satisfaction, a productive working culture and opportunities for structured professional and personal development.

What we’d like to give you:

•           A competitive salary

           £5,000 nurse welcome bonus

•           Disclosure check cost coverage

•           Comprehensive induction and commitment to ongoing training

•           25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (increasing with service)

•           Birthday Holiday - Your Birthday as an extra day’s annual leave

•           Free on-site parking

•           Access to our on-site gymnasium

•           Online benefits and cashback rewards

•           Cycle to work scheme

•           SMART Pension option

The successful candidates will be required to apply for a disclosure at the required level from the Disclosure & Barring Service. 

Visit our website to apply or call Pamela Thomas, Director of Clinical Services, on 01325 333192 to discuss this exciting opportunity further. 

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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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