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Ward Manager

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Burslem. S-O-T.
Depending on experience Dependent on experience
Closing date
2 Oct 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
At MPFT we pride ourselves on staff wellbeing and development and can we offer you:
  • Our SOOTHE resources - supporting staff across the trust with their physical, mental and financial health. In addition to the support offered from our occupational health provider Team Prevent.
  • Counselling support and lifestyle information with advice on a variety of personal matters
  • In our Gift providing a platform for your voice to be heard to inform change
  • The opportunity to purchase additional annual leave
  • Opportunities for flexible working ( depending on the role )
  • Career development opportunities and coaching plus access to in house training programs
  • Innovative research training program entitled STARS (Supporting the advancement of Research Skills)
  • Child Care Vouchers Scheme
  • Recognition and engagement through our staff LOVE awards, LOVE long service awards and Staff Engagement Surveys
  • NHS discounts available via the Blue Card and Red Guava schemes

Main duties of the job

There is currently a permanent opportunity for a dedicated, passionate and inspiring Ward Manager for Broadfield Unit. We provide specialised rehabilitation to enable adults with acquired neurological and musculoskeletal conditions and complex disabilities to progress towards an optimal quality of life.

We are looking for someone demonstrating a strong autonomous leadership style championing a positive, pioneering approach to delivering high quality, progressive and patient-centred services. The skills required are based on an experience of managing this specialist patient group but also utilising a strong evidence base.

The successful candidate will work within the leadership structure to deliver high quality and innovative nursing practice in line with our service specification, mission and vision, national guidelines and specialised rehabilitation standards.

We are seeking a leader who can build & guide a confident, high quality and caring team of medical, nursing, AHP & healthcare staff who are experts in their field.

We can offer:
  • A friendly, supportive and well experienced clinical team who are passionate about rehabilitation medicine and service improvement
  • Personal development through supervision, training and networking opportunities locally and regionally

Haywood Community Hospital :: Midlands Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (

About us

By joining Team MPFT, you will be helping your communities and in return for this, we will support you by
  • Supporting your career development and progression
  • Excellent NHS Pension scheme
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Options for flexible working
  • Up to 27 days annual leave (increasing with service up to 33 days) and the opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Extensive Health and Wellbeing support and resources
  • If you work in our community teams, we pay for your time travelling between patients
  • Lease car if you complete more than 500 business miles per annum, fully insured and maintained (including tyres), mileage paid at lease car rate
  • Salary sacrifice car - fully insured and maintained (including tyres), your gross pay is reduced by the cost of the vehicle before tax, NI and pension deductions are calculated, milage paid at business rates
  • Salary sacrifice bikes up to �2k
  • Free car parking at all trust sites
  • Free flu vaccinations every year
  • Citizens Advice support linked with a Hardship Fund for one off additional support up to �250 (if the criteria is met)

And more. We are proud to be a diverse and inclusive organisation and there is a choice of staff networks that help you meet like-minded people.

Job description

Job responsibilities

As part of the Leadership Team within the Hospital, key responsibilities include the human resource and financial management of the ward. You will ensure the 24 hour nursing service is covered by appropriate rostering and skill mix, facilitate multi-disciplinary team working and monitor/participate in patient care provision.

The successful applicant will have:

Proven interpersonal skills and a demonstrable ability to handle complex communications

Significant leadership and managerial experience with an ability to demonstrate experience in multi-disciplinary team working

A management qualification (or willingness to undertake management studies)

A Teaching/Mentoring qualification

Experience of managing complex workloads and competing priorities
  • Have continuing responsibility for the assessment of care needs, the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care and rehabilitation for a cohort of patients with complex neuro-rehabilitation needs.
  • To lead a nursing team and ensure that high standards of care and rehabilitation are maintained by the whole team
  • Responsibility for the setting of high standards of care and the management of a specialist Neuro-rehabilitation unit, including the deployment and supervision of staff and where the teaching of student and/or extensive nursing intervention is required.
  • To effectively communicate with all the Wards and Departments, within Haywood and externally, and General Practitioners to ensure timely and appropriate admissions and smooth, safe transfers and discharges.
  • Participate in the Hospital Coordinator out of hours shift system to provide adequate nurse management cover on the hospital site.
  • Effectively manage resources and maintain a budget
  • Effectively lead the team and ensure policies and procedures are followed

Please see job description for more details.

Person Specification



  • Experience of working at Band 6 or above
  • Able to shape and implement a vision for future service development
  • Evidence of working in partnership with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Evidence of effective team working to deliver and improve services: creates and promotes opportunities for others to contribute and to develop
  • Exhibits energy and resilience to drive through results
  • Experience of leading and managing others
  • Ability to adapt personal style in order to influence others and gain support for ideas
  • Extensive experience of working with patients with physical and psychological deficits
  • Extensive experience of working within Specialised Rehabilitation Teams
  • Evidence of effective team working to deliver and improve services: creates and promotes opportunities for others to contribute and to develop


  • Experience of competency based recruitment and selection
  • Experience of measuring and evaluating outcomes in order to secure improvement
  • Experience in operational and/or project management activities in the NHS e.g. workforce management / coordination service improvement
  • Participation within research
  • Experience of risk management
  • Experience of staff management Experience of demand / capacity and activity plannin
  • Experience of workforce, finance and budget management



  • Knowledge and understanding of the provision and delivery of Specialist Rehabilitation Services in line with NHS England's strategy
  • Demonstrate high quality service delivery and planning skills
  • Excellent leadership and management skills
  • Good interpersonal skills, skill in positively influencing partner agencies, managers, staff, users and carers.
  • Ability to communicate highly complex, sensitive and often contentious information to different levels internal and external to the service
  • Ability to promote equality of opportunity for self, service users and staff
  • Good IT skills and proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and the internet
  • Behaves in an open, ethical and professional manner
  • Aware of own strengths and limitations
  • Able to balance own plans and priorities with those of the service and other team members
  • Exhibits energy and resilience to drive through results
  • Ability to adapt personal style in order to influence others and gain support for ideas.
  • Able to demonstrate a level of personal confidence necessary to overcome barriers

Personal attributes


  • Reflects on their interactions with a wide and diverse range of individuals and groups from within and beyond their immediate service / organisation
  • Challenges and refreshes own values, beliefs, leadership styles and approaches
  • Overtly role models the giving and receiving of feedback
  • Successfully manages a range of personal and organisational demands and pressures
  • Demonstrates tenacity and resilience
  • Overcomes setbacks where goals cannot be achieved and quickly refocuses
  • Is visible and accessible to others
  • Facilitates the development of a learning / service improvement culture
  • Creates an open, honest and inclusive culture in accordance with clear principles and values
  • Ensures equity of access to services and creates an environment where people from all backgrounds can excel
  • Understanding of MDT working



  • Registered first level Nurse
  • Professional registration
  • Masters level qualification or equivalent experience in relevant clinical role.
  • Evidence of ongoing continued professional development
  • Profession specific clinical educator training and / or experiencee
  • Computer literacy


  • Postgraduate qualification in management and/or leadership
  • Leadership or other organisational development training

Employer details

Employer name

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Haywood Hospital.

High Lane.

Burslem. S-O-T.


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