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Ward Manager

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Based at Prestwich Hospital, at our purpose built and newly renovated children's services.

We have 3 wards based at Junction 17 and The Gardener Unit which comprise of A Male Adolescent Forensic Service, and 2 CAMHS General Acute Units (GAU) .

We are passionate about our staff and the care which we provide to our young people.

Development and training opportunities are available within our service.

We welcome preceptorship nurses and provide additional and bespoke support during the preceptorship period to enable you to develop the required skills, knowledge and competencies needed to succeed and feel confident in the role as Nurse in Charge and Primary Nurse on a ward.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will have previous experience as a ward based team leader and have experience in working with complex client groups.The post holder will carry continuous responsibility for the management of the Ward setting which includes: the assessment, development and implementation and evaluation of care programmes and the development of standards of care. The line management and development of junior staff and providing the highest quality of care within the allocated budget.The post holder will work in a professional collaborative manner with the Multi-Disciplinary Team acknowledging the unique contribution of each member to enable service users to move forward through the care pathways within the service.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the job description for further information.

Staff benefits
  • Pay Enhancements 30% additional for Evenings (8pm onwards) and Saturdays and 60% additional for Sundays and Bank holidays.
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising to 29 after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years
  • Excellent pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Wellbeing programme
  • Blue Light Card Discounts

Person Specification



  • RMN registration
  • Degree or an equivalent portfolio
  • Evidence of post-graduate training and continued professional development



  • Experience of leading a team
  • Experience of leading change and developing
  • Understanding of Budget Management
  • Evidence of working within a challenging environment


  • Experience of working in forensic mental health
  • Experience of working with female service users with complex needs



  • Possess excellent negotiation and leadership skills.
  • Ability to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Understanding of Government policy in relation to secure services
  • Knowledge of clinical risk and Health & Safety management
  • Ability to effect and manage change
  • Demonstrate a good knowledge of professional codes of Conduct and Staffs' responsibility to identify gaps in their knowledge base.

attitude and abilities


  • Ability to lead, empower and motivate others to
  • Excellent communicator, both orally and written
  • Ability to contribute to developing nursing excellence within the ward / team area.
  • Effective people management skills
  • Ability to write concise, informative reports

Personal Qualities


  • Self motivated, robust and resilient
  • Good organizational/time management skills
  • oAbility to contribute to developing nursing excellence within the ward / team area.
  • Effective people management skills
  • Ability to write concise, informative reports

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


Junction 17

Bury New Road


M25 3BL

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