Ward Manager

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
18 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Local Service Division to manage Morris Ward, the Male Acute Ward at Clock View Hospital.

This opportunity will be both challenging and rewarding, and the successful candidate will receive regular supervision and developmental appraisal, thus enhancing current practice and future career prospects. This post will suit a pro-active practitioner who wants to make a difference for service users who have complex needs will be able to lead and motivate nursing staff in the provision of high quality patient focused care.

Short listing planned for 15th May 2023

Interviews planned for 22nd May 2023

Main duties of the job

You will need to have excellent interpersonal skills that will enable you to challenge, motivate, influence and inspire your colleagues at all levels, and have an understanding of leading and managing a service. You will be expected to demonstrate good clinical assessment skills and to ensure a high standard of care is delivered on the ward. It is imperative that you can engage with carers and outside agencies as one of our main objectives is to support are service users to be able to participate confidently in the community with a variety of services.

About us

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 11 million people.

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to 'perfect care' - care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We're currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Applicants should be a registered healthcare professional with experience at Band 6 level or above and have inpatient/post registration experience, together with evidence of post registration study and continuing professional development.

Person Specification



  • Registered mental Health Nurse or appropriate professional qualification.
  • Minimum of 3 years post registration experience within mental health services
  • Evidence of post registration study / continuing professional development.



  • Proven experience of leadership and management of clinical care within the community setting.


  • Evidence of experience working with older people in a variety of health care settings.



  • Able to communicate effectively both verbally and nonverbally.
  • Possess good listening and negotiation skills
  • Ability to work as a member of a multidisciplinary team
  • Demonstrate knowledge in the concepts of mentorship, preceptorship and supervision and ability to provide education and supervision to qualified and unqualified staff.
  • Knowledge of developments in community care and of health legislation


  • Ability to lead the process of standard setting and audit
  • Computer literate

Personal Attributes


  • Professional attitude.
  • Flexibility
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Ability to contribute to developing nursing excellence within the community team.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust


Clock View Hospital

2a Oak House Park


L9 1EP

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