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Band 6 Deputy Ward Manager - Ardenleigh

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Band 6
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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£31,365 - £37,890 per annum pro rata
14/07/2020 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.


If you are a dynamic, passionate and enthusiastic nurse, keen to drive the delivery of high quality care and be involved in a pilot scheme to improve the care experience for females who have experienced trauma  then please continue reading...

An exciting opportunity has arisen for the appointment of a permanent Deputy Ward Manager on Citrine Ward at Ardenleigh Women's Secure Blended Service.

We are looking to recruit dedicated and highly motivated individuals who are passionate about providing high quality and compassionate care to females within the secure care pathway. Our service users often experience complex mental ill health and/or personality disorders and can often demonstrate challenging behaviour. We are looking for someone 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 looking for someone that can be a positive trauma informed role model. We are looking for someone 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 on-going professional development of all of our staff members.

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, personal autonomy and independence. Successful applicants must be able to work in a challenging and dynamic environment, and will need to demonstrate a range of skills including effective communication, empathy, self-awareness, and critical self-reflection skills.

Part-time post will be considered

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

Danielle Tierney - 0121 301 4446