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

Priory Group Division



Up to £55,000 per annum depending on experience


37.5 hours

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Job Advert Role Description

Priory Hospital Bristol is an elegant 18th century country residence set in beautiful parkland close to the centre of Bristol, less than 5 minutes away from the M32 leading directly onto the M4/M5 motorway.  Bristol is part of the Healthcare Division of Priory Group. It has 76 beds over seven wards varying from Eating Disorders, Acute Mental Health, Adult Psychiatric Intensive Care, Acquired Brain Injury, Huntingdon’s and Dementia, private addiction and general psychiatry, along with an outpatient therapy and daycare service

Reporting into the Hospital Director, the Associate Director of Clinical Services forms part of the Hospital Senior Management Team and, as such, contributes to ensuring quality indicators, care standards and regulatory requirements are fully satisfied.

The role will have overall responsibility for setting forward looking performance and quality standards, and reviewing existing processes through a suite of Indicators to track and monitor site progress. This as well as, proactively and continually leading and embedding quality throughout the service and service lines.


The Associate DoCS plays a key part in developing and delivering the Hospital Quality strategy, providing clinical leadership to the team.

The ADOCS has a key role in ensuring that standards of care are continuously at their best. They will take daily responsibility to ensure that Quality is at the forefront of all that we do. They will be involved in both Quality monitoring and auditing but also driving Quality improvement across the whole service by providing guidance and coaching to achieve the desired results. They will also act as one of the site’s Safeguarding leads. A responsible, flexible and proactive approach is required, whilst supporting the senior management team to further develop the services we provide.


As part of the Senior Management team will carry out on-call duties as directed by the Hospital Director.


Benefits Include 


  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (increasing by a further 2 days after 5 years’ service.
  • Opportunities to develop and progress in a wide variety of care settings. (Priory have a Career Pathway for every role within the business and provide fully funded courses to support you achieving your career aspirations)
  • Free Parking on site
  • Subsidised 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


 If you want more information on this, please get in touch and apply below.

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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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