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Mill Garth Hospital, Millpond Lane, Meanwood, Leeds, Yorkshire, LS6 4RA

Priory Group Division



Up to £55,000



Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Job Advert Role Description

Mill Garth Hospital is located in Meanwood, Leeds, West Yorkshire.  We are situated close to local amenities, regular public transport links and offer free parking. 

We are a 19 bed standalone rehabilitation and recovery service for adult males, and we deliver our services across two wards; one of which delivers bespoke therapeutic programmes (BTP) within two self-contained single occupancy apartments.

We provide services to people often detained under the Mental Health Act, who have experience of living with complex mental health needs, personality disorder, learning disabilities and/or autism spectrum.  Our objective is to increase resilience, skills and opportunities for people entrusted to our care, who are committed to progressing positively on their person centred pathways. 

Our service offering is designed to facilitate the patient’s successful discharge into the community, and our overarching aim is to enable people to live as independently as possible in the wider community.

The role:

We are looking for a highly skilled, motivated and proactive Director of Clinical Services (DoCS) to join our highly motivated, committed and dynamic team; during a period of significant change.  

Reporting into the Hospital Director, the DoCS forms part of the Senior Management Team and is wholly responsible for the clinical services operation (nursing and therapy) within the hospital. The post holder will ensure the highest level of patient care is provided to all patients, at all times.

The DoCS plays a key part in developing and delivering the hospital strategy, providing operational and clinical leadership and ensuring the delivery of the highest level of clinical and therapeutic care at all times.  They are also key to ensuring full compliance with legislation, statutory regulations, organisational and local policies, procedures.

Quality and meaningful engagement plays an important part within our culture.  The DoCS is responsible for ensuring clinical teams comply with quality standards, delivering against quality performance indicators, and for ensuring we create a culture where meaningful engagement with patients and colleagues, becomes second nature to us all.


To be successful in your application, you must have the following:

  • A registration with the Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC) or Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • A recognised post-registration qualification, together with full membership/accreditation of a relevant professional institution and evidence of continuous professional development.
  • A detailed understanding of statutory regulations is essential.
  • Passionate about providing high quality care and continuous improvements
  • Demonstrated leadership and decision making skills is essential.
  • Forward thinking, proactive and creative
  • The ability to deal with multiple issues simultaneously in a highly dynamic environment.
  • Demonstrated high levels of integrity and boundaries
  • Experience of working at a supervisory or managerial level within a mental health environment: minimum 2 years working as a Ward Manager or equivalent.
  • Experience of managing a clinical budget.
  • Strong background within people management.
  • Strong background in working  with external professionals
  • Experience of leading, implementing and reviewing quality initiatives in a related environment
  • Strong track record of innovation and creating a positive, proactive and engaging culture.

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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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