Deputy Ward Manager

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Full Time
Job summary

Belvedere Ward has a Band 6 Deputy Ward Manager post available which is based in Exeter on our Older Adult Mental Health Ward specialising in care for patients with an organic illness.

We are looking for an enthusiastic health care professional with an interest in working with older adults to join our team in supporting and delivering high quality inpatient care

Devon Partnership Trust's Older People Mental Health services hold an excellent reputation locally for delivering high quality and person centered care. We aim to make a real difference to the people who use our services, their carers and families.

To be successful in this role you will be an experienced practitioner with some experience of supervision and leadership to allow you to support the team to further develop. This role does include shift working, including weekends and occasional night shifts.

You will be responsible for assisting the Ward Manager in maintaining and monitoring professional standards, to promote change and develop nursing practice. You will deputise for the Ward Manager in their absence to ensure that the ward delivers high standards of nursing to care to all patients, in accordance with standards and policies.

Main duties of the job

- To assist the Ward Manager in maintaining standards of care, promoting change and developing nursing practice.

- To deputise for the Manager in their absence.

- To have clinical expertise in delivering services to people with an organic illness.

- To work to the NMC and NICE Guidelines and Standards

- To demonstrate a working knowledge of legal requirements and other relevant legislation.

- To demonstrate effective compassionate leadership.

- To provide supervision and appraisal and be available to support and guide junior colleagues and students.

- To be responsible for the provision and maintenance of effective therapeutic relationships to work collaboratively with others within the service and outside organisations.

- To have a working knowledge of the Trust's Performance Indicators and how these equate to the team.

- To lead and manage key areas of delegated work as required.

About us

About Devon Partnership Trust

We provide mental health, learning disability and neurodiversity services, as well as a range of specialist & secure services for the wider south west region & nationally. We are passionate about promoting good mental health & wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise & resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe & focused on people's recovery.

Our values

We not only recruit employees based on their qualifications & experience - we recruit individuals who possess and demonstrate the behaviours which underpin the core values of our organisation. These values include such attributes as showing a commitment to quality of care, improving lives of others, giving respect, dignity & compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile; making time for people; challenging ourselves & others, & being open to new ideas.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer & applications are encouraged & welcomed from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. Part time & flexible working applications will be considered & supported, where possible. We particularly encourage applicants with lived experience of mental health & learning disabilities. We are a Disability Confident Leader Employer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached full Job Description in the Supporting Documents section for a full list of duties.

Person Specification



  • - A professional Mental Health Qualification( RMN)
  • - Evidence of Post Registration Education
  • - Up to date knowledge of Older Peoples Mental Health / Cognitive illness and Frailty.
  • - Mentoring training


  • - Experience of managing staff
  • - Clinical supervision and mentoring experience
  • - Knowledge of Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act
  • - Understanding of Recovery principles and Person Centred Care
  • - Teaching or coaching qualification
  • - Understanding of Compassionate Leadership



  • - Substantial post registration experience
  • - Experience as a band 5 in an inpatient setting
  • - Experience of working within a MDT
  • - Ability to cope with stress and a challenging environment
  • - Ability to assess and manage risk effectively
  • - Ability to manage difficult and complex situations
  • - Ability to provide leadership to the team, to provide stability and inspire confidence in stressful situations


  • - Clinical supervision and mentoring experience and good liaison skills
  • - Experience of working with older adults
  • - Ability to manage own time and that of the team
  • - Ability to work flexibly
  • - Experience of palliative care nursing



  • - Ability to motivate others and support others to change
  • - Ability to meet deadlines
  • - Ability to undertake nursing procedures - manual handling and physical restraint

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