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Ward Manager

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per Annum
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity within Acute Inpatient Mental Health Services for a Ward Manager on Ashbrook Ward at LMH.

We are looking for someone who is prepared to lead creatively, committed to improving patient and family carer experience, and who will lead and motivate the team to strive for continuous improvement through the development of pathways with across Mental Health Services and with partner organisations in the acute, voluntary and community sectors.

Areas of focus will include creating a safe and caring culture, quality and safety agendas, safer staffing, meeting key performance indicators, roster management, lessons learnt and enabling development of the team.

Closing Date: 23rd May 2024

Shortlisting Date: 24th May 2024

Interview Date: 30th May 2024

Main duties of the job

Job Purpose:

The post holder will have leadership and managerial responsibility for a team of clinicians and support workers and will act as a role model within the service to uphold the professionalism of the service.- To foster a culture of professional development, team support and excellent standards of care.- Have continuing responsibility for an innovative high quality mental health service.- To deputise for the Clinical Manager as and when required.- Responsible for ensuring the effective and efficient use of all resources,including staff deployment.- Responsible for managing a delegated budget and working within this under the leadership of the Clinical Manager.- Ensure that staff work within the competency of their role.

About us

Everything we do is underpinned by our core values: -

We Care - We act with respect and empathy, and always value difference

We Listen - We understand people's views and respond to their individual needs

We Deliver - We develop and provide excellent services and support our partners

We will consider a variety of flexible working arrangements to enable staff to balance their work and home lives and support staff by offering a fantastic range of benefits including :

Increase mileage rates for > 3500

A wide range of health and wellbeing support packages

A range of internal and external development and learning opportunities

Plus many more.

We are also proud to pledge our support to the Armed Forces and hold a Bronze Award in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.

BDCFT is dedicated to environmental and social sustainability by delivering on the commitments within our Green Plan. All staff are actively encouraged and supported to participate in training and to identify and implement sustainable quality improvement across all service areas and activities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please read the attached job description and person specification for further details about this role.

Person Specification



  • Registration with a professional body
  • Relevant health or social care postgraduate professional qualification


  • Teaching Qualification
  • Advanced Nursing Qualification
  • Therapy Qualification



  • Experience of working at senior nurse level (band 6 or equivalent) together with experience of managing staff.
  • Clinical experience including experience of risk assessment, assessing patients and creating/implementing and evaluating care plans etc.
  • Experience of staff supervision and supporting students


  • Experience of working in a inpatient mental health Service environment

Employer details

Employer name

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust


Lynfield Mount Hospital

Heights Lane



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