Ward Manager Learning Disability Inpatients

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a brand new service for West Yorkshire and Barnsley delivering inpatient services to people with a learning disability. Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust and South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust have come together to provide specialist inpatient services from two units at the Horizon Centre in Wakefield and a new assessment and treatment unit (ATU) at Lynfield Mount Hospital in Bradford called the Najurally centre.

Leeds and York Partnership Foundation Trust are also part of the governance and assurance group to ensure that the new arrangement works for people in Leeds, but the Trust is no longer a provider of inpatient services.

Our ambition is to create a West Yorkshire Centre of Excellence across these two units, providing great support for people through a truly collaborative partnership approach that benefits those in need of specialist inpatient care. We aspire to make this a great place to work and to do that, we need you!

We are looking for kind, enthusiastic, caring, compassionate, and motivated people who really want to make a difference to people's lives, and who can also help us realise our ambitions to serve the people living across West Yorkshire and Barnsley, so that they can access high quality, specialised care as close to home as possible.

We have a post for band 4 Qualified Nurse associate available at the Bradford Najurally Centre.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will have continuing responsibility for a comprehensive high quality Learning Disability Assessment and Treatment Service, maintaining patterns of excellence, ensuring that service delivery to patients meets their needs/requirements.

The post holder will have managerial responsibility for all health practitioners within the Learning Disability Assessment and Treatment Service. The post holder will work collaboratively with Community Based Learning Disability Teams, Community Mental Health Teams, Primary Care, Specialist Teams, the Local Authority, Voluntary and Independent Sectors and others as required.

The post holder will be responsible and accountable for local quality and safety processes and will contribute to the quality and safety agenda by leading on projects.

About us

Everything we do is underpinned by our core values: -

We Care - We act with respect and empathy, and always value difference

We Listen - We understand people's views and respond to their individual needs

We Deliver - We develop and provide excellent services and support our partners

We will consider a variety of flexible working arrangements to enable staff to balance their work and home lives and support staff by offering a fantastic range of benefits including :

Increase mileage rates for > 3500

A wide range of health and wellbeing support packages

A range of internal and external development and learning opportunities

Plus many more.

We are also proud to pledge our support to the Armed Forces and hold a Bronze Award in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.

BDCFT is dedicated to environmental and social sustainability by delivering on the commitments within our Green Plan. All staff are actively encouraged and supported to participate in training and to identify and implement sustainable quality improvement across all service areas and activities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Our aim is to create a culture of continuous improvement, inclusivity and trust. We encourage and celebrate diversity, and welcome candidates who reflect the communities we support.

A friendly service where we promote work-life balance, flexible working, and local recognition awards for a great job done, which meets the needs of people, we aim to offer as much flexibility as we can whether thats job share, part-time or other work pattern. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds, including candidates from ethnic minority communities who can deliver culturally sensitive services and people who are disabled and are currently under-represented throughout our services. We love talent and we would love the opportunity to talk to you and hear about yours.

We have made a positive commitment to employing people with a disability and guarantee to interview all candidates who meet the minimum essential criteria for the role as set out in role profiles.

Please read the attached Job description and person specification for further details about this role.

Person Specification



  • NMC Registration , RNLD, RMN, RGN


  • Relevant Management Qualification Current Learning Disability registration



  • Will have taken up relevant mental health/ Learning Disability training opportunities. oAbility to contribute to the training of others.


  • Staff/student supervision/ Mentorship oRecruitment and Selection. oDiscipline and Grievance oInformation technology



  • Direct and continuous relevant experiences at Band 6, or equivalent, which must have included the management and supervision of staff. oExperience of working in a multidisciplinary mental health/learning disability team and working with vulnerable clients


  • Operational management within a health or social care environment oExperience of supervising students. oOf change management in a complex organisation. Liaison with private care providers and other stakeholders as relevant



  • Of clinical information systems and their use in service strategic decision making, planning and development. oAssessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of individualised care plans Current professional issues oRelevant professional learning disability/ Mental Health legislation/guidance and Community Care Legislation and Guidance Mental Capacity Act DoLs. oTheoretical concepts in Nursing NMC Code and Guidance, together with the professional practice and training requirements of all mental health professionals. oOf the structure and responsibilities of both Social Services and Health organisations. oOf equal rights issues and practices.

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

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust


Najurally Centre

Lynfield Mount Hospital , Heights lane



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