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Band 6 Deputy Ward Manager - Reaside Clinic

Band 6

Main area
Mental Health
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
436-2457525
Site
Reaside
Town
Birmingham
Salary
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum pro rata
Closing
05/07/2020 23:59
Interview date
13/07/2020

Please note that this post may close earlier than the indicated closing date if a sufficient number of applications are received.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of our safe recruitment practice pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. As part of the selection process you may be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, however all cases of criminal record history are dealt with on a case by case basis.

Please note, if applicable for your role you will be required to cover the cost of your DBS certificate. This will be deducted from your salary over 3 months. You will also be required to sign up to the DBS Update Service before commencement with the Trust.


All successful applicants will be required to complete the Trust’s induction programme. The Fundamental (Statutory and Mandatory) training will be in an e-learning format. You will be required to complete training modules online (approx. 9-14 hours depending on post) in your own time prior to any unconditional offer being made.

Our Trust is committed to treating individuals fairly and ensuring they have the same opportunities to fulfil their potential, even if this means doing things differently for different people sometimes. We are working hard to ensure our workforce reflects the diversity within Birmingham and Solihull and that our services meet the needs of all diverse service users and carers.

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to recruit a passionate, dedicated, and highly motivated Deputy Ward Manager that is excited to be part of Male Medium Secure Mental Health Services based at Reaside, South Birmingham.

You will be providing high quality and compassionate care, leadership and recovery focused care to males who are experiencing severe and enduring mental health problems. You will act as a positive role model for staff in a manner that firmly reflects the philosophy of the unit and the values of the organisation. We are keen to support aspiring leaders take up the challenge of shaping nursing at Reaside for the benefit of our patients.

Successful applicants must be able to work in a challenging and dynamic environment. You will need to demonstrate a range of skills including effective communication, empathy, self-awareness, resilience, and critical self-reflection skills. As a service we promote the use of Positive Behavioral Support Plans with these assisting the workforce to design more supportive environments and to better support individuals in developing skills that will improve their quality of life.  We are actively looking for someone with a trauma informed approach and awareness.

Starting a new post is always daunting, particularly in a management post. We will give you the support and time to bed yourself in, learn the ropes, and develop your management skills. What we ask for from you is the willingness to stand up for best practice, support us in challenging and changing practice, and be willing to have the difficult conversations when it's the right thing to do.

We are a Living Wage EmployerArmed Forces CovenantPositive about disabled peopleStonewall Health ChampionsDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - BronzeDisability confident employer

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Emily Butler

Severn (ICU)

Ward Manager