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Priory Hospital Burgess Hill, Gatehouse Lane, Goddards Green, Hassocks, West Sussex, BN6 9LE

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£45.668 - £51,393 (DOE) £5000 welcome bonus



Job Advert Role Description

Ward Manager

Burgess Hill Hospital

Are you a proven Leader with a vision for how mental health nursing should be delivered? We are looking for senior or experienced nurses wanting to take on the challenge of moulding and developing services in conjunction with the MDT to provide safe and effective care.

We are seeking to be a responsive and innovative hospital that places care at the heart of everything we do. We take great pride in our staff and believe that investing in you is key to us achieving our vision of outstanding care delivered by outstanding people.

We will support and help you to grow and become the best you can be and you will help us to grow to be a leading light in mental healthcare through innovation and high expectation.

To underline this commitment to you there is a £5000 welcome bonus and further incentives for introducing your colleagues and friends.

We also offer

  • £45,668 - £51,393 per year
  • NMC Payment in full
  • 34 days holiday
  • Free on-site parking and meals
  • Sponsorship of professional development and higher learning
  • £250 Contribution towards annual CPD
  • Support with your Revalidation
  • Enhanced maternity pay
  • Relocation expenses
  • Range of additional benefits including gym membership, IT technology and private healthcare.



Here at Burgess Hill our aim is to help patients to live a happier, more independent life. Burgess Hill is a purpose-built hospital set in attractive spacious grounds, in a rural setting within easy reach of the A23 and local amenities.

Priory Hospital Burgess Hill provides critical/psychiatric acute care for males with complex mental illnesses.
The hospital is split across two units:

  • Elizabeth Anderson – male psychiatric Intensive care
  • Edith Cavell – acute male-only service

New members of our team have an exceptional opportunity to help shape the future of our services and a genuine chance to be part of transforming them. With a renewed focus on quality and excellence at its heart the service aims to grow and extend its current offering.
This is your chance to play an influential part in developing and improving the current services and to make a real and lasting difference to the lives of the people in our care.

You will be working closely with the MDT to ensure that clinical care and operational effectiveness are aligned securing good treatment outcomes and regulatory compliance.

You will be responsible for ensuring that the context in which care is delivered is responsive to patient need and consistent with regulatory requirements.

You will be working with and reporting to the Director of Clinical services, seeking to influence the commissioning and development of future services at Burgess Hill as we expand the range of services delivered at the hospital.

What you will bring


  • Registered Nurse with current registration (mental health / LD)
  • Capacity for leadership



  • Knowledge of MHA (1983/2007).
  • Knowledge of Mental Capacity Act (2005)
  • Child and Adult safe guarding procedures
  • Change management, organising and prioritising workloads
  • Demonstrate ability to enhance care through evidence based knowledge.
  • Demonstrate professional development relevant to the care group
  • Demonstrates ability to assess and manage clinical risk


For an informal discussion please contact Reuben Evans, Hospital Director on 01444 231000


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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