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Ward Manager

Greater Manchester Mental Health 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

Job Details

The post holder will provide effective leadership and operational management to the ward ensuring the provision of high quality nursing care to all service users on the ward / department over a 24 hour period.

To promote and maintain excellence in nursing practice. To be responsible for leading the work of the care team and the co-ordination of effective utilization and resources within the defined area.

The post holder will be accountable to service users / patients, and operate within the Trust's framework of policies and guidelines.

To support the Matron with the management of the clinical area.

This role includes participation in the local on call manager rota covering out of hours periods overnight, at weekends and bank holidays.

To lead PICU with integrity, reducing restrictive practice whilst managing risk in a professional manner.

Main duties of the job

  • To lead and promote excellence in nursing practice.
  • To ensure the clinical care is client centred, evidence based including gathering findings of clinical audits, and to co-ordinate the care team's activities on a daily basis.
  • Participate in multi-disciplinary reviews of care plans.
  • Provide leadership, support and advice for others in the care of clients and their carers.
  • To take a major role in the promotion of Clinical and Social governance arrangements in the clinical area.
  • To manage resources and respond appropriately to the operational demands service-wide as required.
  • To manage the nursing work force and be aware of manpower implications.
  • Ensure compliance to all Trust's quality statements, policies instructions
  • Maintain ward stocks and equipment in accordance with Trust procedures.
  • Ensure all nursing practice is in accordance with the NMC's Code of Professional Conduct and all other relevant advisory documents.
  • Promote the Mental Health Act and its Code of Practice. Ensure total compliance with the Act's requirements.
  • To maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • To manage PICU with professional boundaries, whilst being least restrictive but holding accountability.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over 6,400 members of staff, who deliver services from more than 160 locations.

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.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

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

See attached detailed job description and person specification:

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



  • Must be a registered mental health nurse
  • Must have experience at B6 and above


  • Experience working with adult of working age
  • Must be willing to attend training and development offered



  • Must have knowledge of team mangement

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


Trafford Moorside Inpatient Unit

Moorside Road


M41 5SL

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