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Ward Manager

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 per annum inc HCAS
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for a highly professional, motivated and enthusiastic candidate to manage CaspianWard, based at Park Royal Centre for Mental Health. The Male Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit primarily provides intensive care facilities for people compulsorily detained, who are in an acutely disturbed phase of a serious mental disorder such that their safe, therapeutic management and treatment in a general open acute ward is jeopardised.

We are looking for a compassionate and highly motivated Ward Manager to lead our dedicated clinical team.

You will be able to demonstrate progressive skills in leadership, advanced clinical practice, and service development. We are seeking a nurse who is looking to further their career. You will be joining a multi-disciplinary team that is committed to the provision of high quality and patient-centred care, continuous service and staff development, and strong collaborative working with other agencies.

The successful applicant will work with the Matron to promote a culture that fosters staff involvement and a progressive attitude to service improvement, along with taking operational and clinical day to day management responsibility at team level using performance management systems. You will also work collaboratively and co-operatively with others to meet the needs of patients and their families.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant may have contact with patients or service users. As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.

The ward offers care and treatment to patients who are acutely unwell, together with care planning, discharge planning, clinical risk assessments and providing a safe and therapeutic environment for all.

Key Responsibilities
  • Management of Nursing Care and Practice
  • Management of Financial and Material Resources
  • Management of Clinical Standards
  • Management of Human Resources
  • Management of Information and Communication
  • Management of the Environment
  • Personal Development and Freedom to Act

About us


Central and North West London NHS Trust expects all Band 7 ward managers to act in a way which shows you understand our core values and are willing to put them into practice with service users, their friends family and carers and also other staff members.

As a Band 7 Ward Manager we expect you to show COMPASSION, contribute to a caring and kind environment and recognise that what you do and say helps can make the lives of others better

We expect you to RESPECT everyone and acknowledge and welcome people's differences rather than ignore them or see them as problematic.

We expect you to EMPOWER others and continually try to provide information, resources and support to help others make their own decisions and meet their own needs.

We expect you to work in PARTNERSHIP and behave in a way that shows that you recognise that commissioners and users of our services are the people who generate and pay for our work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Other Responsibilities

The post-holder will also be responsible for:
  • Deputising for the Clinical Service Lead as required.
  • Undertaking site wide co-ordination roles as required, eg. DSN.
  • Establishing and building on excellent working relationships between other services within and external to the Directorate.
  • Ensuring that systems are in place which invite service users and their carers to comment on the quality of services they receive.
  • Implementation of the complaints procedure including investigation, response, and resolution.
  • Ensuring that their line manager is kept informed of all developments and changes within the ward environment.
  • The safe storage and administration of medications.
  • The creation and maintenance of an environment which is conducive to learning and which meets the educational standards required by Educational Institutions whose students are placed on the ward. The post-holder will be expected to facilitate actively the wards involvement in the training and education of staff from a variety of disciplines.
  • Participating in projects within the Unit and Trust as required by the senior management of the Directorate.

Person Specification



  • Registered Mental Health Nurse -significant experience
  • Mentor qualification / ENB 998 or equivalent/ Completed Mentorship Course
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Physical Intervention training


  • Post graduate qualification related to ward specialism - Additional qualification for specialism
  • Management courses.
  • Degree or equivalent experience.



  • Significant experience of Managing Clinical Practice at Band 6 / equivalent level
  • Demonstrable experience of managing people
  • Management of complex staffing issues including performance
  • Demonstrable experience of managing people
  • Management of complex staffing issues including performance
  • Experience of implementing and monitoring standards of care
  • Experience of providing clinical and managerial supervision.
  • Experience of working in a multi-cultural environment and knowledge of methods to develop culturally sensitive practice
  • Experience of Clinical Governance including auditing.
  • Experience of inpatient services and working as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience of Clinical Governance including auditing.
  • Experience of inpatient services and working as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience of recruitment and selection of staff
  • Experience of providing both clinical and managerial supervision to staff & mentoring students


  • Experience or working on a PICU
  • Experience of working with other client groups and of using a variety of models and approaches to care.
  • Experience of managing non-clinical staff and other professionals
  • Experience of staff performance management.
  • Experience of implementing significant changes in working practices.
  • Experience of project management

Knowledge & Understanding


  • Working knowledge of all relevant legislation associated with acute mental health care including - Mental Health Act, Mental A/I I I A/I Knowledge of performance management procedures. Capacity Act, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, Children's Act, Equality Act 2010, Health and Safety Act and the Data Protection Act, Human Rights Act, NSF, Child Protection and NHS Plan.
  • Thorough Knowledge of the Safeguarding Adults and Children Act
  • Understanding of the role and function of other organisations providing services to people with mental ill-health
  • Thorough understanding of care planning and the Care Programme Approach, CPA


  • Knowledge of performance management procedures



  • Skills in developing and changing clinical practice
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing including IT literacy (MS Office).
  • Ability to build and maintain high standards of professional links and communication channels with a variety of personnel and agencies.
  • Ability to analyse complex issues/problems, gather relevant information and exercise sound judgement in reaching the most appropriate conclusions
  • Ability to manage own time effectively and to produce pieces of work on time and to a high standard.


  • Ability to present complex information to various audiences
  • Change management



  • Physically able to undertake a demanding role safely, as and when required

Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust


Park Royal Centre for Mental Health

Central Way


NW10 7NS

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