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Priory Hospital Bristol, Heath House Lane, Stapleton, BS16 1EQ

Priory Group Division



up to £44,648 including night/weekend enhancements


37.5 hours

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Job Advert Role Description

Priory Hospital Bristol is part of the Healthcare Division of Priory and has 77 beds over seven wards varying from Eating Disorders, Acute Mental Health, Acquired Brain Injury, Huntingdon’s and Dementia

We support NHS patients from across the country when in times of crisis. We admit people with mental health illnesses predominantly psychosis, depression, Personality Disorders and other diagnoses. Our usual length of stay runs from a few days to months and we support patients to return to their own communities with help from their home teams. We work as a multidisplinary team consisting of nurses, healthcare assistants, speciality doctor, consultant, psychologist and occupation therapy in a fast paced and dynamic environment.

We are looking to recruit a personable, flexible and motivated Deputy Ward Manager to assist the Ward Manager and MDT in an Adult Mixed Acute service.

This involves being a highly visible role model and mentor to the nursing team. The post-holder will have responsibility for assisting and maintaining the highest standards of nursing care. providing advice and support from a nursing perspective and oversee and hold responsibility for the ward environment and its resources.

You will assist in managing the ward, supporting and managing staff in order to meet the psychological and therapeutic needs of a diverse group of service users with varying degrees of mental and physical issues. You will be caring and attentive with the skills to build strong and trusting relationships with people. It is also important that you work well in a team, and are keen to work in fast paced environment and are able to report effectively to Senior Management.

Candidates should have a high level of commitment and creativity, resilience and robustness, positivity and personal warmth, as well motivation and excellent team-working skills.

What you will need:

  • Experience of working within an in-patient mental health setting and the treatment of adults as well as in a Acute setting
  • High levels of customer service skills
  • Effective Management of complaints
  • A strong sense of responsibility & ownership
  • Willingness to learn
  • Effective communication skills
  • Flexibility and strong “can do” attitude

What we’d like to give you:

  • £5000 welcome bonus
  • A competitive salary with enhancements for working on weekends, nights and overtime.
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (increasing by a further 2 days after 5 year’s service.)
  • Opportunities to develop and progress in a wide variety of care settings
  • Free Parking on site
  • Free meals on duty
  • Enhanced maternity pay
  • Disclosure check cost coverage
  • Comprehensive induction and commitment to ongoing training
  • Online benefits and cashback rewards
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Refer a friend bonuses
  • Long service awards


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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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