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The Ayr Clinic, Dalmellington Road, Ayr, KA6 6PT

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£43,000 Per Annum



Job Advert Role Description

The role of the Ward Manager will play a pivotal part within the Gatehouse.

The Ward Manager will work as an effective member of the team, focusing on the clinical model which is aimed at recovery, improving skills and independence for all patients. The Ward Manager will take a lead role within the ward's multidisciplinary team, which consists of nursing, psychology, psychiatry, occupational therapy and pharmacy.

Duties to include

  • Being responsible for complete operational management of the site.
  • Day to day oversight of staffing, resources, roster management and workforce planning.
  • Provide supervision, professional development and promotion of staff well-being.
  • Participates with the “on call” responsibility working within a rotational basis, alongside other senior nurse colleagues.
  • Providing a high standard of care to people with mental illness and personality disorder
  • Developing therapeutic relationships to optimise patient engagement
  • Following all codes of conduct, standards and legislation, respecting the rights of others and promoting ethical practice
  • Contributing to patient assessments, compiling a plan of care alongside the individual, and monitoring patient progress
  • At a more senior level, you will also need to lead shifts as well as mentoring and supporting student nurses and other members of the team
  • This is an exciting and dynamic role for the Ward Manager within our Ayr Clinic and to have the opportunity to join our team and help shape and develop the service model for the future.  


About the Site 

Our specialised female step-down service at the Gatehouse enables patients to continue their recovery journey, to maintain good mental health, promote social inclusion and skills for a sustainable discharge into community living.

Patients are supported by a highly skilled, experienced and trained team of clinicians and healthcare professionals working with patients in an environment of hope, positive regard and empowerment.


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.

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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