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Priory Hospital Middleton St George, Darlington, County Durham, DL2 1TS

Priory Group Division






Vacancy Type

Fixed Term - Full Time

Job Advert - Division Information

Providing quality, inspiring innovation and  delivering value is what we set out to achieve at Priory Healthcare. Enabling our patients with mental health illness to receive a truly integrated and holistic approach to their treatment, regardless of complexity or severity, thanks to the knowledge and expertise of our multidisciplinary clinical teams.

Job Advert Role Description

The Priory Hospital Middleton St George is located close to Darlington, County Durham and provides individualised treatment and care for people with mental health needs of adults who present with complex and challenging behaviours, in a safe and supportive environment. Our comprehensive integrated services offer complete care pathways allowing service users to transfer effortlessly between the most appropriate care, meeting individual needs enabling recovery and re-engagement within the community and maximising life opportunities.

Our multi-disciplinary teams provide care for up to 101 male and female service users, working collaboratively with their commissioners, across our 7 wards and our nearby community house. We deliver acute and  recovery and rehabilitation environment which includes a specialist female Personality Disorder service. 

Our focus is on the delivery of excellent care, empowering service users to progress towards the least restrictive setting and towards independence.  Our vision is to place our Service Users at the heart of our service provision, working closely with them and their carers to support their recovery and rehabilitation. 

A new and exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated, experienced and skilled Ward Manager to work for The Priory Hospital Middleton St George on a Female Rehab Ward. 

The successful candidates will lead a team of nurses and healthcare assistants in managing the ward and supporting the staff team. 

They will work collaboratively with the Multi Disciplinary Team - Consultant Psychiatrist, Consultant Psychologist, Occupational Therapist and Social Worker.
The successful candidates will have proven leadership skills along with a strong drive to develop the dedicated nursing team within the therapeutic milieu. 

This is an exciting and unique opportunity to work within a talented multidisciplinary team and you will be responsible for ensuring that the nursing team possesses the skills, knowledge and motivation to offer and deliver the highest quality of care to service users and carers with complex mental health needs. 

The successful candidates must possess excellent clinical, team and communication skills together with vision and enthusiasm to contribute to the hospital's service model. 

The successful candidates should be RMN/RNLD qualified and have a minimum of 2 years’ experience within a related management role. You need to be able to demonstrate quality and management skills in nursing care, and the clinical environment. 

In return the successful candidates will have the opportunity to join a prestigious and dynamic Healthcare organisation at an exciting time of growth. Your contribution will be recognised and rewarded with job satisfaction, a productive working culture and opportunities for structured professional and personal development. 

What we’d like to give you:
• A competitive salary
• £5,000 nurse welcome bonus 
• Disclosure check cost coverage
• Comprehensive induction and commitment to ongoing training
• 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (increasing with service)
• Birthday Holiday - Your Birthday as an extra day’s annual leave
• Free on-site parking 
• Online benefits and cashback rewards
• Cycle to work scheme
• NEST Pension option

The successful candidates will be required to apply for a disclosure at the required level from the Disclosure & Barring Service.  

Visit our website to apply or call Pamela Thomas, Director of Clinical Services, on 01325 333192 to discuss this exciting opportunity further. 

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About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.

The integrated strength of each service provides a seamless transition for the individual as they progress between higher and lower dependency care and across services. This unique approach ensures that every individual has the opportunity to achieve the best possible outcomes and quality of life with the Priory Group.

As 85% of our services are publicly funded and delivered in partnership with commissioners, our teams work with commissioning bodies across the country to provide transparent pricing models and evidence-based care programmes.


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.

No agencies please

If you forward any CV’s to the Priory Group and you are not on the Priory Group PSL and have not been asked to work on the above role we will accept the CV as a gift.

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