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Band 6 Deputy Ward Manager - Ardenleigh, CAMHS Low Secure

Band 6

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Band 6
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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£30,365 - £37,890 per annum pro rata
06/07/2020 23:59
Interview date

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.

Deputy Ward Manager

1x Permanent Post


An exciting opportunity has arisen for the appointment of a Deputy Ward Manager at Adriatic Low Secure Unit within Ardenleigh.

We are looking to recruit a dedicated and highly motivated individual who is passionate about providing high quality and compassionate care to female adolescents who are experiencing complex mental ill health and/or emerging personality disorders and who demonstrate challenging behaviour. We are looking for a true leader for our work force, who can offer empowerment and support on a shift by shift basis. A leader who can provide clinical and managerial supervision and dedicate themselves to the ongoing professional development of all of our staff members.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a new team committed to delivering care within a Psychologically Informed Environment (PIE). We are keen to have a workforce who is dedicated to working with our client group with an aim to support them in developing their own skills to manage their distress. We are seeking staff that can be positive solution focused role models.

The successful applicant will assist the Ward Manager in the provision of clinical leadership, driving up and maintaining quality care and being a positive clinical role model. This will provide an ideal opportunity to extend your skill base in clinical leadership and ward management, with opportunities to become involved in a variety of work streams including recruitment, service and staff development and audit.

You will receive regular supervision and training to support both your personal development and the services objectives; to enable you to deliver not only sound clinical practice but also to support the learning of others within and on placement to the team.

This role will require you to work across a 24/7 rota which will include night duties where you will hold responsibility for the Ardenleigh Site as the Duty on Site Senior Nurse.

Ardenleigh provides specialist care for service users that often have complex mental health needs and offers support in people’s recovery through holistic treatments; promoting social inclusion, self-management, personnel autonomy and independence. Successful applicants must be able to work in challenging and dynamic environments, and will need to demonstrate a range of skills including effective communication, empathy, self-awareness, and critical self-reflection skills.


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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

Ara Daly – Ward Manager 0121 678 4400