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255 Lichfield Road, Bloxwich, Walsall, West Midlands, WS3 3DT

Priory Group Division



£31,500 per annum


37.5 hours per week

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Job Advert Location Description

Priory Lichfield Road is a community facing rehabilitation and recovery service set within a modern, purpose-built facility, specifically designed to support both males and females who have severe, complex and enduring mental health needs, which might include treatment-resistant conditions. 


Our service philosophy is central to how we work in partnership with our residents. This philosophy underpins our model of care, objectives, policies, recruitment, training and how we monitor outcomes.

The personalised care that we provide supports people to reach their goals and navigate their own positive steps back to the community.


We believe that the environment in which an individual is treated, is just as important as the treatment itself.

The environment and model of care at Priory Lichfield Road complement each other, offering individuals the best possible opportunity to lead fulfilling lives back in their communities.

The flexible accommodation at Priory Lichfield Road consists of:

•           2 4-bedded intensive support apartments – enhanced rehabilitation and recovery units for people who require a structured environment, with intensive support to progress through their recovery pathway

•           20 self-contained bungalows – enable residents to live independently, whilst having the safety of a therapeutic structure if needed. 


Our facilities provide:

•           Safe and private grounds

•           Therapeutic treatment areas

•           Family visiting rooms

•           Communal bistro

•           Access to local nature reserve

•           Therapy kitchen

•           Lounges

The service also has a dedicated occupational therapy facility to promote independent living skills.

Job Advert Role Description

As a Preceptor Nurse you will be working within a team that includes a range of professionals.


You will be central to providing high quality care within a Rehabilitation and Recovery setting.  The Service User group includes those with a diagnosis of severe and enduring mental illness including personality disorder.


You will assist and support staff in the management of the unit and to ensure that in their absence, the effective management of the ward is maintained.


To be successful as a Preceptor Nurse, you’ll need:

•           A relevant nursing qualification and registration

•           Excellent team working skills, a high level of self-motivation and a flexible approach - our units operate 24 hours 7 days a week, and our nursing staff work shift patterns including weekends, bank holidays and nights

•           A commitment to patient-centred care and to values-based and evidence-based practice

•           The drive to continually push your own personal learning and development

•           To be able to build effective and credible relationships both internally and externally

•           Work collaboratively with others sharing ideas and information at all times

•           Effectively build trust with a consistent approach between actions and words

•           Have the ability to raise standards through innovation and new ideas

•           Take responsibility for issues and resolve them.

•           To be able to cope in difficult situations with tact and diplomacy

•           To be able to build rapport and positively influence others

To be able to inspire professionalism


Our Preceptor Nurse role involves:

•           Providing leadership and support for support staff and act as a champion for residents’ safety and dignity

•           Maintaining skills and knowledge and ensure that care is delivered according to latest guidelines and best practice evidence available

•           Ensuring the ongoing safety of service users, residents, staff and visitors through systematic assessment, monitoring and reviewing processes

•           Ensuring that clear and accurate records and communication systems relating to clinical and care delivery are maintained and effectively used

•           Acting as a role model for good clinical and care governance practice

•           Taking charge of the unit regularly and, in the absence of the management team, accepting responsibility for the smooth and effective running of the unit

Helping to maintain the security of the building and its environment


About our benefits

•           25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (at commencement of employment)

•           A Group Personal Pension Plan (GPPP)

•           Private Medical Insurance Scheme

•           Life Assurance

•           Subsidised meals while on duty

•           Carefirst – Employee Assistance Services

•           Continuous learning and development

•           Childcare vouchers

•           Career development

•           Personal health insurance

•           An employee assistance programme

•           Voluntary Benefits


The successful applicant will be supported through a company and site induction which will involve working a variety of shifts to enable them to meet and work alongside the full MDT. 


Shift Pattern:  A full time contract consists of working 32.25 hours (3 shifts) one week and 43 hours (4 shifts) the second week.  Please note that shifts include days, nights, weekends and bank holidays. 


Shift Hours:

Long Day - 0730hrs to 1945hrs

Night Shift - 1930hrs to 0745hrs


Please note there are no permanent day contracts available.   

Division DBS info

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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