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

Priory Group Division



£30,640.53 - £38,168.68 DOE



Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Job Advert Location Description

Priory Hospital Cheadle Royal has 14 different wards and cares for 151 patients. 

Each ward has a dedicated Multi-Disciplinary Team which includes a Consultant Psychiatrist, Speciality Doctor, Ward Manager, Psychologist, Occupational Therapist and support services including RMN and experienced Healthcare Assistants.  Our primary aim is to support and care for our patients providing a full clinical pathway for patients onsite.

We operate a comprehensive inpatient mental health service comprising Acute, Psychiatric Intensive Care Services (PICU), Personality Disorder, Eating Disorders, CAMHS and Rehabilitation and Recovery giving our nurses the perfect opportunity to develop their skills across a variety of different services if they so wish.

Acute - We have 2 acute mental health units for both adult males and females.  There is a 24 hour admission service to support local NHS services and PICU wards.  The ethos of our acute wards is to provide support in a crisis and offer therapeutic engagement.

PICU - We have 3 adult PICU units that specialise in the treatment of patients who cannot be managed in acute settings, transfers from other PICU units and prisons. 

We have a service for female patients who have a severe mental illness and are in the acute phase of illness. This service excels in treating the most complex individuals with a person centred approach.

We also have 2 PICU wards for adult male patients who have a severe mental illness, dual diagnoses and complex presentation.

Eating Disorder Unit - Our EDU consists of 2 wards and a day care service providing treatment for Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa.  We are a principle provider to the NHS in the North of England, focussing on positive physical and psychological outcomes through full service provision. Offering intensive multidisciplinary assessment and treatment. This includes physical monitoring, management of re-feeding syndrome, weight restoration, symptom interruption, meal plan management, NG feeding, Individual/Group and family Psychological interventions.

Rehab & Recovery - We have 2 services – an intense rehabilitation service which is suitable for males over 18 years old with psychosis and who have complex needs including treatment resistance, behaviours that challenge, multiple admissions and significant impairment of independent living skills.

Our step-down service provides a graded hierarchy of independent living designed to facilitate a seamless transition to community living.

Personality Disorder - This is a locked rehabilitation unit that runs a comprehensive Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) programme for the treatment of female patients with Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorders (EUPD).  Patients may also have a co-morbid mental disorder such as psychosis, substance misuse, eating disorders and complex PTSD.

Bespoke Service -The hospital also has a bespoke unit that has been designed specifically for one patient with complex needs.  The unit runs based on a Positive Behavioural Support (PBS) model.

CAMHS - We operate a comprehensive inpatient mental health service for young people aged between 13 and 18 years, comprising open acute and psychiatric intensive care services.  Our PICU unit offers assessments and treatment to young people, male and female up to 18 years of age and with complex care needs.  This is one of only a few specialist child and adolescent psychiatric intensive care units. 

Our acute admissions/treatment ward is for young people with a range of mental health presentations with enduring high-risk behaviours.  The therapeutic programme emphasises the development of new life skills and coping strategies, whilst continuing formal education.

We also have a low secure therapeutic service for adolescent girls aged between 13 and 18 years of age, all of who have a diagnosis of Emergent Personality Disorder.  They offer a variety of therapies and interventions to help the young person safely address their past traumas, whilst rehabilitating them with a view to achieving a smooth transition back to a community based setting.

What we are looking for in you…

We pride ourselves on being an inclusive employer and embrace a diverse workforce.  We employ people from all walks of life because they embrace our hospitals values;

Putting people first  -  We put the needs of our service users above all else.
Being supportive  -   We support our employees, our service users and their families when they need us most.
Acting with integrity  -  We are honest, transparent and decent. We treat each other with respect.
Being positive  -  We see the best in our service users and each other and we strive to get things done. We never give up and we learn from our mistakes.
Striving for excellence   -   For over 140 years, we have been trusted by our service users with their care. We take this trust seriously and constantly strive to improve the services we provide.

A career with Priory Cheadle Royal not only enables you to manage your own career pathway whilst paying a competitive salary, we also have a range of other benefits such as

Free on site parking
Subsidised meals
Priory Perks discount portal
Wellbeing committee
Comprehensive Induction

We would welcome all applicants.  If you can see yourself joining our team, apply to join now!

Job Advert Role Description

As a Registered Social Worker, you will deliver high quality, safe care, ensuring consistently high standards of practice, which comply with Social Work England Code of Practice. The post holder will co-ordinate, negotiate and manage the mandatory processes and procedures to ensure the unit’s compliance with current legislation and statutory regulation. Taking appropriate action to maintain a humanistic and compassionate ethos whilst working with complex situations of social need and risk, including balancing competing views and rights. The role includes working with the Multi-disciplinary team to deliver person centred care in a collaborative way focusing on personalisation and recovery and supporting individuals to make positive, self-directed change. 


  • To provide expertise and leadership in Safeguarding.
  • To bring clear focus on the rights of all service users and their families, including the ability to investigate, evaluate and learn from allegations to improve safety, dignity and compassion within the unit.
  • To work as part of the Multi- disciplinary Team focusing on prevention, early intervention, building resilience and self-care, reducing and delaying dependency.
  • To undertake assessments, care plans and where required Tribunal Report to determine eligibility and support the access to services under relevant social care framework.
  • Within assessments and interventions, identify and address social exclusions, its causes and effects on mental wellbeing and mental health.
  • To work with service users to resolve their own problems and make their own sustainable support arrangements, which might include social care and health resources.
  • To work in partnership with service users wherever possible. Shifting from the professional being ‘on top’ to ‘on tap’ a resource and collaborator not a controller.
  • To promote empowerment, equality and social inclusion.
  • To promote a social model with a bio /psycho /social holistic approach to care planning and recovery.
  • To work alongside the service user and their carers supporting them with issues including housing, employment and finances. Striving to support social inclusion.
  • Enable service users, as far as possible to be fully involved in their care and treatment. To support them to contribute to the design and delivery of future services taking in to account ‘no decision about me without me’ intentions of the Health and Social Care Act 2012.
  • To work with service users to support their discharge in terms of planning, aftercare and community support as required.
  • To promote carers’ rights and access to assessments and resources.
  • Where required be involved in statutory community and multiagency partnership forums (Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements MAPPA and Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference

What we need from you:

  • Must be registered with SWE
  • Must have Social wok qualifications
  • Must have post qualifying experience in a social work setting

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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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