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Priory Hospital Roehampton, Priory Lane, Roehampton, SW15 5JJ

Priory Group Division



£38,500, to £41,642 with £5,400 living allowance and £5k welcome bonus



Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Job Advert - Division Information


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.

Job Advert Role Description

Deputy Ward Manager, Upper Court, a private accute ward.

The role of the Deputy Ward Manager is to provide senior nursing leadership to the ward nursing team in support of the Ward manager.  They will have a degree of clinical experience and leadership that provides expertise and confidence to the nursing team and ward overall. They will have defined delegated responsibilities from the ward manager; have six days every four weeks of protected time for their deputy Ward Manager duties and have supervisory responsibilities for an agreed group of staff.

• Applies relevant policies and statutory requirements within the ward and hospital framework of governance and communicates requirements to the wider team
• Ensures that risk is assessed and managed across the immediate and wider working environment and that statutory requirements are met
• Respects and applies the requirements of equality and diversity, promoting and role modelling these across the team
• Identifies deficits in skill mix and safe staffing levels and acts to address these
• Supervises  a defined group of team members and contributes to their overall CPD, mandatory training and appraisal process recognising the skills required across the team.  This will also include addressing any performance issues that are below the expected standard
• Acts as a role model to promote a culture of learning development, inquiry and a team vision
• Implements,  monitors and evaluates therapeutic interventions within an overall care programme, enabling people with mental health and or learning disability needs to develop coping strategies;
• Engages in collaborative problem solving, supporting and encouraging clients to take ownership of issues, identify problems and to develop solutions to them based on their own needs and preferences
• Contributes to the process of collaboratively assessing and acting on risks of harm, danger and abuse.
• Is named nurse for a small group of patients, acting as Associate Nurse for colleagues when on duty, and is a regular shift leader
• Deputises for the Ward Manager in their absence


Vaccinations - Currently, in accordance with the Health and Social Care Act you are required to be double vaccinated against Covid-19 and to provide evidence of this before you are able to commence employment with us, or provide a valid medical exemption.  Albeit this still remains the case, the Government has recently announced their intention to reconsider this under the Health and Social Care Act.  Therefore, you are invited to submit your application, with the understanding that should the current position be repealed your application would be progressed in line with Priory’s recruitment policy. Any changes to legislation will be reflected in our recruitment policy.

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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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