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Priory Hospital Cheadle Royal, 100 Wilmslow Road, Manchester, SK8 3DG

Priory Group Division



£38,475 - £41,648 DOE + £5k bonus



Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Job Advert Role Description

Deputy Ward Manager - You will be required to be a registered nurse, please only apply if you're a registered Nurse and hold a valid NMC Pin  

Priory is the UK's largest independent provider of Mental Health Services and Priory Cheadle Royal Hospital is a specialist provider of complex mental health services, providing clinical excellence across 13 wards which include acute adult wards, Eating Disorder Service, CAMHS, Rehabilitation, Acute and PICU services. Situated on Wilmslow road with easy transport links.

Alder and Maple are both acute mental health units for adult male and female patients offering a 24-hour admission service to support local NHS services and PICU wards. The ethos of the acute wards is to provide support in a crisis and offer therapeutic engagement during the in-patient stay.


Alder ward is a standalone unit within the grounds of Cheadle Royal Hospital, while Maple ward is situated within the main hospital building. Both wards support patients who present with mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, personality disorder, depression, bipolar disorder and other diagnoses. For some patients, Alder or Maple ward will be their first admission to a mental health ward and the MDT will support them to overcome crisis and become well enough to be discharged into the community, whether this be home or to support living. The MDT consists of a Responsible Clinician (RC), Specialty Doctor, Ward Manager, Occupational Therapist, the Nursing Team and Psychology team and the goal of the MDT is to make a real and lasting difference to the lives of patients who come to either ward. 

The duties of the role include but are not limited to:


• Assisting the Ward Manager in providing day to day management and supervision of the ward.


• Assisting the Ward manager in providing management and supervision of a team of registered and unregistered staff.


• Implementing best practice across the ward.


• Support changes within the service


• Responsible for the clinical direction of the service


• Support the delivery of personalised care and contribute to service improvement.


If this sounds like something you’re interested in, here’s what we’re looking for:


Alder and Maple are currently looking to recruit a proactive and enthusiastic Deputy Ward Manager to join their team. Please see below for the person specification:


• Experienced in delivering and receiving supervision


• Excellent leadership skills


• Ability to access and prioritise clinical situations


• Excellent written and verbal communication skills


• Team player


The post holder must be experienced in delivering and receiving supervision. Excellent leadership skills with the ability to be able to assess and prioritise clinical situations. The management of effective communication between medical and nursing staff both verbal and written is a key element of this role.


+ £5,000 Welcome Bonus


- Free onsite parking


- Subsidised lunches


- 25 days holiday plus bank holidays and your birthday off.


- Online benefits and cashback rewards


- Dedicated career pathway


- Competitive salary


- NMC payment in full


- Pay enhancements -


Monday to Friday 22:00PM – 6:30AM  20% of hourly rate


Saturday             All Day                   20% of hourly rate


Sunday               All Day                   50% hourly rate


Bank holidays      All Day                    50% hourly rate


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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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