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

Priory Group Division



£40,014 - £43,313.92 DOE + £5,000 welcome bonus + Enhancements



Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Job Advert Location Description

About the service

Set within picturesque landscaped gardens in Cheadle, Stockport, Priory Hospital Cheadle Royal offers a range of comprehensive inpatient mental health services for young people and adults. The focus of our service is to help people to live their best life in a safe and supportive environment.

Our acute mental health units for adult male and female patients offer 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. Our specialist inpatient acute teams are committed to providing the highest quality of care, supporting patients with a wide range of mental health conditions, such as schizophrenia, personality disorder, depression, bipolar disorder and other diagnoses, in safe and highly therapeutic environments.

The MDT consists of a Nursing Team, Responsible Clinician (RC), Specialty Doctor, Occupational Therapist, 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 the service.

Job Advert Role Description

Job Description

The role of the Deputy Ward Manager is to provide senior nursing leadership to the ward nursing team in support of the Ward Manager. 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
  • Supporting and contributing to MDT practice
  • Implementation and evaluation of therapeutic interventions within an overall care programme
  • Assisting the ward manager in ensuring that care and treatment is provided meets the standards set by regulators.

About You

  • Active Registration with the NMC, meeting the requirements of Revalidation Trained Mentor
  • Clinical Supervision experience essential, training desirable
  • Evidence of Continued Professional Development and intent to maintain and develop Continued professional development and leadership
  • Highly developed communication skills
  • Good computer skills
  • Experience in Mental Health or Learning Disability services
  • At least 3 years, or equivalent experience post-registration

Company and Site Benefits

  • £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
  • Funded training opportunities
  • Competitive salary
  • NMC payment in full
  • Pay enhancements:

Monday to Friday           22:00 – 6:30       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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