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Deputy Ward Manager / Charge Nurse

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
28 Feb 2024

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Post Title: Charge Nurse / Deputy Ward Manager

Department: Acute Urgent Care - Mental Health

Location: Penn Hospital - Dale Ward

Directorate: Acute Adult Inpatient Services

Band: 6

Hours: 37.5

Contract Type: Permanent

Accountable to: Ward Manager

Responsible to: Operational Manager

Main duties of the job

Penn Hospital welcomes colleagues with an encouraging, proactive, inclusive and caring environment. We have a desire to perform at a high level, ensuring both our patients and colleagues are supported and respected. We are currently welcoming a Band 6 Charge Nurse to join our teams on our female acute ward.

Are you a passionate, dedicated and nurturing registered nurse looking for a new challenge? Would you like to opportunity to help lead and support a team of highly skilled health care professionals? If you are looking for a leadership role in a dynamic and hard-working team please inquire and submit an application. We are looking for a supportive, knowledgeable and experienced individual who can inspire and motivate the team to continue to evolve in these changing times.

About us

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was formed on 1 April 2020, following the merger of Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (covering Wolverhampton and Sandwell) and Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust. BCHFT provides specialist mental health, learning disability and community healthcare services for the population of the Black Country. We are a new trust who are dedicated to innovating the care of those within our services ensuring that we continue to learn and grow.

We are currently successfully combining resources, strategies and a talented workforce to enable us to deliver a wider variety of outstanding services that are based on best practice and are continually improving. We currently employ over 3,000 members of staff and just like the population we serve, we are made up of diverse cultures and backgrounds.

We look forward to meeting you and hopefully welcoming you into this new exciting and dynamic trust.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Dale Ward is a 16 bed female admission ward based in Penn, Wolverhampton. On site there is also a male acute unit, older adult unit, 136 suite, crisis home treatment team, community teams and a training centre. If successful with this post you will be given the opportunity to showcase your clinical leadership skills within the duty senior nurse (DSN) role. Within this role you will have the opportunity to support junior staff across the wards and supervise the 136 suite when in use. The 136 suite is a place of safety for those in crisis whom we support in guiding their treatment pathway.

Why is this the place to work?
  • Free, on-site parking
  • Caf facilities
  • Beautiful, and peaceful hospital grounds, with seating areas
  • Good transport links around the midlands
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • NHS discount schemes
  • Working together with the local community to support patients and staff
  • Newly formed management team, with a forward thinking approach, and who are friendly, supportive and encouraging
  • Working alongside discharge coordinators and bed management team, to manage patient flow
  • Good performance outcomes
  • Training opportunities including, but not limited to mentorship, forward thinking leadership, wound care, and phlebotomy
  • Training and development to undertake the Duty Senior Nurse role, and 136 assessment suite
  • Excellent staff support facilities, dedicated Health & wellbeing team, reflective practice, supervision, and debrief sessions
  • Opportunities to work with other services within the trust
  • New, up and coming digital processes and support
  • Clinical staff are included in workshops, and engagement sessions to shape the future of the services
  • Good local support from all the teams that are on site

Person Specification



  • RMN
  • Current NMC registration
  • Evidence of continued development


  • Acute inpatient experience
  • MDT Working
  • Experience supervising junior staff
  • Small team management
  • Audit experience

Employer details

Employer name

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Penn Hospital

Penn Road



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