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Deputy Ward Manager

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a proactive passionate nurse to work within adult acute mental health services as a band 6, Deputy Ward Manager on Oak Ward. Oak is a treatment ward based within Hafan Y Coed, we provide ongoing treatment to service users with a range of mental health disorders in an acute mental health environment including patients with highly complex mental health needs. We aim to support our service users with their recovery and collaboratively plan for safe and timely discharge from hospital.

You would need to provide excellent leadership, role modelling and clinical skills to support the ward team. We are looking for the post-holders to be enthusiastic, dedicated and flexible to the service and work closely with the multidisciplinary team made up of our ward staff, psychiatrists, junior doctors, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and members of the community mental health teams.

Main duties of the job

You will be required to act as part of the management team in the running of a busy service, providing both clinical and managerial leadership to all ward staff, and to act up in absence of ward manager.

You will be supporting band 5 staff to fulfil their role to a high standard and facilitate the development of their competence and confidence, including providing guidance and support on shift with decision making, participating in managerial and caseload supervision, and identifying training requirements and professional interests to support staff with their development.

You will also be required to work closely with the multi disciplinary team to drive patient treatment plans and to support staff with complex care planning and risk formulation.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission is Caring for People, Keeping People Well,and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac

Person Specification



  • NMC Registration


  • Post Registration Qualification appropriate to speciality

Experiance and Knowledge


  • significant post registration experience
  • Practical experience of providing high quality care and exceeding expectations.
  • experience in more than one clinical area


  • Experience in providing and receiving supervision
  • Ability to provide highly specialised advice concerning mental and physical health care
  • Psychological interventions



  • Leadership skills (motivating, using initiative, change management).
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the multidisciplinary team concept and factors that affect good team working
  • Demonstrate the ability to develop staff through personal development plans
  • Demonstrates the ability to manage work under pressure
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


  • 18 months experience at band 5



  • Ability to work within a team and independently
  • Flexible to the needs of the service
  • Problem solving

Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


Oak ward, hafan y coed

Univeristy hospital of llandough, Penlan Road


CF64 2XX

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