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Female PICU Manager

South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 per annum Incl. of HCAs
Closing date
28 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust is seeking an innovative, compassionate and hard-working ward manager to develop their skills further in one of the two exciting posts that are on offer.

Eileen Skellern (ES1): 10 bedded female PICU that caters for females across south east London.

The successful candidates will provide leadership and management support to a well-established, high performing, efficient team made up of staff who are keen to maintain high standards for women experiencing acute mental health issues. Both Services are located on the Maudsley site which also hosts all together 6 inpatient ward service which affords you the opportunity to build close networks with other ward manager colleagues, to build on their experience and knowledge of the role.

Main duties of the job

In collaboration with the ward Consultant Psychiatrist, the successful candidate is expected to lead the ward team in providing high quality, compassionate nursing care and will be able to demonstrate this through compliance with performance outcomes. The post holder will also ensure that supervision and appraisal systems are robustly implemented and that staff are supported to ensure that the care provided is of the highest possible standard in line with the Trust's Mission.

ES1 will be fully supported by a Matron, Clinical Service Lead and General Manager. Ward managers will often have day to day liaison with a wide range of on-site staff including the Patient flow coordinator, Patient flow lead, homelessness team, substance misuse lead, quality improvement leads among others.

The successful applicant will be a highly skilled and well-motivated individual, with considerable experience of working in a dynamic acute mental health service and who have a passion for delivering care to a male population who are experiencing mental health distress.

The post holder will be expected to engage in on-going professional development and appraisal, engagement in Quality Improvement initiatives and contribution to the strategic development of the service. In addition, there will be a need to demonstrate a proven ability to work effectively in a team excellent communication and IT skills and experience in an acute setting is essential

About us


We are committed to ensuring our staff get the most out of their benefits package and understand the importance of a healthy work life balance. There is an extensive range of excellent benefits for you and your family. We want you to feel like you are part of a close knit team at SLaM. It's important to us that you feel valued and appreciated and that is why we have a comprehensive benefits package on offer.

Some of our benefits are highlighted here:
  • Generous pay, pensions and leave, we offer a comprehensive pay, pensions and leave package which is dependent on the role and length of service.
  • Work life balance, flexible working and supporting a range of flexible options, such as: part-time working and job sharing.
  • Career development, There are plenty of opportunities to progress your career and we support your development through a number of programmes such as mentoring, coaching, positive people management, collective leadership and other talent programmes
  • Car lease, our staff benefit from competitive deals to lease cars
  • Accommodation, our staff benefit from keyworker housing which is available on selected sites
  • NHS discounts, with discounts up to 10% from a variety of well-known retail brands through Health Service Discounts website.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both overviews please view the Job Description attachment with the job advert.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse (Mental Health).
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.
  • Degree or equivalent experience.


  • Management course.



  • Experience of managing clinical practice at Band 6.
  • Experience of implementing and monitoring standards of care.


  • Experience of working with other client groups and of using a variety of models and approaches to care.
  • Experience of implementing significant changes in working practices.



  • Specialist clinical knowledge relevant to the service, including evidence based practice.
  • Working knowledge of all relevant legislation associated with acute mental health care, including MHA, CPA procedures, Human Rights Act, NSF, Child Protection and NHS Plan.
  • Understanding of the role and function of other organisations providing services to people with mental ill-health.


  • Knowledge of performance management procedures.

Skills and Abilities


  • Ability to negotiate and reach compromises in verbal discussions in a manner which inspires. confidence and respect from others. I


  • Proven ability to maintain a balance between strategic and operational management.

Employer details

Employer name

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust






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