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Ward Manager

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
6 Mar 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you interested in leading a team? Do you have excellent communication skills? Do you have a commitment to our Values and Striving for Perfect Care?

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Local Service Division to manage Dee Ward, an all female acute ward at Clock View Hospital. Candidates need to have excellent leadership and interpersonal skills that will enable them to challenge, motivate, influence and inspire their colleagues at all levels, and have an understanding of leading and managing an acute inpatient ward.

Applicants need to be RN (MH) qualified/have a professional qualification with demonstrable post qualification experience at Band 6 level or above with inpatient/post registration experience.

Main duties of the job

You will need to have excellent interpersonal skills that will enable you to challenge, motivate, influence and inspire your colleagues at all levels, and have an understanding of leading and managing a service.

You will be expected to demonstrate good clinical assessment skills, positive use de-escalation techniques particularly whilst being able to listen in order to respond to service users need.

Continuous improvement, delivering care that makes a positive difference to the lives of our service users, their families and carers. We work in partnership with our service users/carers, so if you are successfully appointed you will work with our service users/carers to enable them to achieve their recovery goals and live their lives to the full.

Accountability and professionalism is fundamental part of our nurses role and as a mental health nurse within our services, we expect and will support you to feel safe and confident in the high standard of care that you deliver to our service users during their recovery.

Respect is what we expect, so that our service users, carers, their families and colleagues are in an environment that makes them feel listened to and heard as individuals.

We want our staff to demonstrate Enthusiasm in their attitude, commitment and behaviour towards our service users, carers and colleagues.

Dee ward can be a challenging yet rewarding environment that will provide great job satisfaction.

About us

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 1.4 million people across our region and are also commissioned for services that cover the North West, North Wales and the Midlands.

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to 'perfect care' - care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We're currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.

Flexible working requests will be considered for all roles.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Applicants should be a registered healthcare professional with experience at Band 6 level or above and have inpatient/post registration experience, together with evidence of post registration study and continuing professional development.

Person Specification



  • Registered mental Health Nurse or appropriate professional qualification.
  • Minimum of 3 years post registration experience within mental health services
  • Evidence of post registration study / continuing professional development.

Knowledge/ Experience


  • Proven experience of leadership and management of clinical care within the inapatient setting.


  • Evidence of experience working with older people in a variety of health care settings



  • Able to communicate effectively both verbally and nonverbally.
  • Possess good listening and negotiation skills
  • Ability to work as a member of a multidisciplinary team
  • Demonstrate knowledge in the concepts of mentorship, preceptorship and supervision and ability to provide education and supervision to qualified and unqualified staff
  • Knowledge of developments in community care and of health legislation


  • Ability to lead the process of standard setting and audit
  • Computer literate

Personal Attrributes


  • Professional attitude.
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Flexibility
  • Ability to contribute to developing nursing excellence within the community team



  • Continuous Improvement
  • Accountability
  • Respectfulness
  • Enthusiasm
  • Support
  • High professional standards
  • Responsive to service users
  • Engaging leadership style
  • Strong customer service belief
  • Transparency and honesty
  • Discreet
  • Change oriented

Employer details

Employer name

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust



2a Oakhouse Park


L9 1EP

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