Skip to main content

Staff Nurse Development Role to Deputy Ward Manager

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata for part time
Closing date
29 May 2024

View more

We would like to welcome you to the older adult service. What better way to start you career in mental health nursing than by having the support of a multidisciplinary team to increase your skills and confidence as band 5 staff nurse. You will be offered a career conversation about plans for your career development and next steps once competencies are met before gaining promotion to band 6, which could include both inpatient and community opportunities within our older adult mental health service.

We offer training in psychological interventions and within New Haven Unit there are two wards, a bespoke home treatment team and community team to enable good flow and a seamless journey from inpatients to community. We offer flexible working arrangements and are described as kind and caring by the staff that work here.

Your preceptorship will include gradual learning and leadership opportunities, a dedicated mentor and coaching.

Contact Kellie Jones Ward manager 01527 488480 for more details.

Main duties of the job

  • Close working with all members of the Multi-disciplinary Team
  • Undertaking mental health needs assessments
  • Assessment and Management of risk
  • Liaising with other services such as, community mental health team, Hospital at Home Team, Mental Health Liaison Team, and the Acute Trust
  • Effective assessment through SBAR and care planning
  • Delegation and shift management
  • Supervising of junior staff, including students
  • Leadership and management skills
  • Knowledge of operational procedures as well as clinical
  • An enthusiastic, motivated and innovative thinker to become part of the Older Adult inpatient service
  • The ability to work autonomously
  • The ability to problem solve, delegate, lead, co-ordinate and manage time effectively
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills along with a flexible, responsive approach.
  • Ensuring safer staffing levels are maintained for the wards
  • Reviewing incidents (Ulysses) and provide appropriate and constructive feedback to staff.
  • Participate in clinical and managerial audits
  • Provide management supervision
  • Ability to manage and support staff during difficult situations and escalate to ward manager/ service lead as appropriate.
  • To investigate complaints when delegated.

About us

At Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, we are working together to deliver outstanding care. We run community hospitals and community health services across Worcestershire and provide mental health and learning disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Our people (all 4500+ of them) provide services for people of all ages, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions from over 100 sites.

We will support you to thrive offer flexible working options for a great work-life balance, help you fulfil your ambitions, and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. Its why we were named Large Apprenticeship Employer of the Year award at the 2022 Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards. We value diversity and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, cultures, and ethnicities.

What we offer

27 days leave plus bank holidays, increasing up to 33 days with long service

Generous NHS pension and enhanced pay when you work unsocial hours

Flexible and agile working opportunities

Great maternity, paternity, and adoption support

Wide range of staff networks such as LGBT+ and ENRICH (Equality Network for Race Inclusion and Cultural Heritage)

Health service discounts and online benefits including excellent cycle to work and car salary sacrifice schemes

Health and wellbeing opportunities

If you would like to know more, please visit our careers website.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Be responsible for the Clinical leadership and shift management
  • When required, undertake the duties of Clinical Co-ordinator.
  • Provide strong clinical leadership for all staff, maintaining and enhancing own knowledge by making use of educational opportunities, under the guidance of the Ward Manager. This includes appropriate extensions to the role of the nurse/OT in line with NMC/HCPC and Trust policy.
  • Regularly manage a span of duty.
  • Provide Line Management Supervision and clinical guidance to junior staff.
  • In the absence of the Ward Manager lead a team of clinical staff who will deliver a high quality service to the users accessing the service.
  • In the absence of the Ward Manager and out-of-hours participate in the first level on call rota and accept responsibility for the coordination of designated clinical areas within the Trust.
  • Deputise for the ward manager in their absence.
  • Participate in Staff Development and Review Process.

For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification



  • Knowledge of national and Trust policies and procedures and how to access them
  • Promote peoples equality, diversity and rights
  • Knowledge of the ageing process and related mental and physical health problems

Additional Criteria


  • Clear thinker and able to remain calm
  • Be a strong leader by demonstrating a consistency and honesty in your approach to a variety of situations and people



  • Where the post holder is on or above the 2nd KSF gateway they will support the Clinical Coordinator role, as described as exceptional circumstances in the job description
  • Promoting peoples equality, diversity and rights
  • Ensuring actions contribute to quality


  • Management of staff

Skills & Abilities


  • Ability to challenge poor behaviour
  • Role modelling good behaviour
  • A positive attitude and able to act on feedback
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English in both verbal and written formats
  • Able to assess, plan, implement and evaluate programmes of care
  • Able to work as an effective team member
  • Able to supervise and teach junior staff
  • Uses own initiative and is able to take decisions
  • Able to maintain clear and legible documentation
  • Able to deal with a range of people in difficult and complex situations
  • Ability to prioritise problems and use clinical judgment to deal with them
  • Skilled in dealing with psychiatric emergencies
  • Use own initiative and be able to make sound decisions
  • Skilled in report writing
  • Ability to recognise own limits



  • RN Mental Health, RN (Adult) or RNLD
  • Registered on the NMC register
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • I understand that I will be asked to provide original certificates to verify my qualifications at point of offer

Employer details

Employer name

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust


Princess Of Wales Community Hospital

Stourbridge Road



B61 0BB

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert