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Nelson House, 14 Rowner Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO13 0EW

Priory Group Division



£42,668- £48,393 (depending on experience)



Vacancy Type

Permanent - 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.

Ward Manager

About you

Do you have a passion for rehabilitation?
Are you an RMN who is looking for a new opportunity or wishing to return back to practice?
Are you interested in supporting staff to reach their potential?
Do you want a combination between leading a ward, but also want to practice clinically?
If this sounds like you we would welcome your application to be considered as a ward manager here at Nelson House

About us:

Nelson House is a modern and spacious 28 bedded Rehabilitation and Recovery mental health unit providing care for men of adult working age with mental illness. Located on the South Coast in Gosport, it is centrally located with access to Beaches, and the New Forest. We have two wards, Trafalgar our High Dependency Ward and Victory which is a step down ward.

By having a focus on the development of skills for independence the unit provides a positive step for patients, many whose next step will be living in the community. It helps patients learn new ways of managing their conditions and symptoms with the aim of helping to prevent any future relapse. For patients with challenging behaviours, Nelson House helps them to learn skills to change their response to anxiety and distress.  

We have a full MDT, with Psychology and Occupational Therapy being a key driver within our unit

The Ward Manager Role

We are looking for an RMN who has inpatient experience including leadership and management. The role is well supported by an established, professional and friendly MDT. You will need to demonstrate strong leadership skills and be a role model to others to join our highly motivated and enthusiastic team.

As well are providing direct management supervision to two deputy ward managers, a significant part of this role is leading the team and managing the running of the wards.

You will be covering two wards, with the support of your deputies (one for each ward) and the Director of Clinical services.

You will be planning, overseeing and co-ordinating the quality and management of nursing care, patient care and the clinical environment plus responsibility for staffing, rota management and ensuring the ward complies with statutory regulations, current legislation and meets quality standards.

You will also be required to participate in the on-call rota.

For an informal discussion please contact Michael Mangwiro Director of Clinical Services,

Job Advert Location Description

We are proud to offer you:

Excellent salary
5k Golden Hello
Many benefits in line with the NHS
Working with a dedicated multidisciplinary team
NMC Payment in full
Free on-site parking
Subsidised Meals
Flexible benefits including reduced rates and access to new schemes including gym membership, IT technology (laptops / tablets / smartphones) and private healthcare
Access to development opportunities including:
Sponsorship of professional qualifications through our Individual Professional Development (IPD) panel
Improved CPD application & panel process
£250 Contribution towards CPD
Leadership & management development
Support with your Revalidation
Long service award
Flexible working requests considered

Division DBS info

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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