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Burston House, Rectory Road, Burston, IP22 5TU

Priory Group Division






Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Job Advert Location Description

Burston House, a leading low secure hospital near the vibrant market town of Diss, is seeking an experienced and dedicated Ward Manager to join our dynamic team. Our facility specialises in providing assessment and treatment services to 23 adults primarily diagnosed with learning disabilities. Many of our patients also have complex needs, including forensic histories, mental illness, ASC, and Personality Disorders, with most being detained under the Mental Health Act 1983.

Job Advert Role Description

Key Responsibilities:


As the Ward Manager, you will play a crucial role in providing high-quality care across various wards, including rehabilitation and low secure wards, for patients with Learning Disabilities and Mental Disorders. Your responsibilities will include:


•           Leadership and Team Management: Provide clear leadership to the Nursing team, efficiently managing shifts for optimal patient care.

•           Patient-Centered Care: Establish and maintain therapeutic relationships to enhance patient engagement, ensuring individual needs are met.

•           Compliance and Ethical Practice: Adhere to all codes of conduct, standards, and legislation. Respect the rights of others and promote ethical practice at all times.

•           Care Planning and Assessment: Contribute to patient assessments, collaborate with individuals to formulate care plans, and monitor patient progress.

•           Education and Mentorship: Mentor and support student nurses and other team members, contributing to their professional development.

•           Professional Development: Promote continuous professional development within the team, ensuring they are equipped with the latest knowledge and skills.


To succeed in this role, you will need:


•           RMN or RNLD Qualification: Hold a valid RMN or RNLD qualification.

•           Post-Registration Experience: Have a minimum of 3 years' post-registration experience.

•           Supervisory Experience: Demonstrated experience in a supervisory role within a healthcare setting.

•           Mentoring Certificate: Possess a recognised mentoring certificate (preferable).

•           Teaching and Assessment Skills: Ability to assess and teach junior staff effectively.

•           Organizational Skills: Proven ability to coordinate care, prioritise tasks, and manage Health & Safety issues.

•           Drive for Learning: Exhibit a strong drive to learn, develop, and stay updated with the latest practices in the field.

•           Patient-Centered Approach: Show a deep commitment to patient-centered care and uphold values-based and evidence-based practice.

•           Team-Oriented Attitude: Possess a flexible, positive, and team-oriented approach to work.


If you are a dedicated and experienced healthcare professional looking to make a significant impact in a challenging yet rewarding environment, we invite you to apply for the role of Ward Manager at Burston House.

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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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