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Ward Leader

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an existing or aspiring Ward Leader to lead and manage our acute care of the Elderly ward specializing in high quality dementia care.

You will lead a multi-disciplinary team to deliver excellent clinical and emotional care to support the ward's inpatients, whilst taking overall clinical and managerial responsibility for the Ward. You will be supported by a Clinical Matron linked directly to the Ward. This role requires you to be flexible, resilient, and forward thinking.

If you have a dynamic and compassionate approach with excellent leadership and management skills and would like to join our team ,we would love to hear from you.

This role is full time - 37.5 hours per week (days, nights, bank holidays & weekends). Fixed Term / Secondment for 12 months.

Main duties of the job

Requirements of this role include

Proven experience in managing a care delivery team (ideally a multi-professional team).

A commitment to the highest standards of clinical care, supporting older people in the acute hospital.

The ability to work well under pressure in a complex changing and sometimes challenging environment.

Excellent organisational and time management skills, being able to prioritise demanding workloads to meet deadlines.

A willingness to work in ward staffing numbers to support clinical practice, and safe staffing as appropriate.

Experience of working in the specialty of dementia and care of the older person, would be a significant advantage. Flexibility is essential to ensure senior cover of this busy ward environment 24 hours a day.

About us

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust is the biggest provider of healthcare services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Our three main sites are Royal Cornwall Hospital Truro, St Michael's Hospital Hayle and West Cornwall Hospital Penzance, our staff and services are available across the region.

The Trust employs 5,000+ staff, has a budget of �380 million and 750 beds. We work with health and social care organisations -including NHS Kernow and NHS England- to ensure local healthcare needs are met. We provide acute medical, surgical and specialist services to around 500,000- which can increase significantly during busy holiday periods.

The Trust has teaching hospitals status as part of the University of Exeter Medical School. Keeping at the forefront of medical advances, we continually develop clinical services and are committed to maximising the range of specialist care offered locally.

We can offer you a rewarding career in a supportive working environment. We have extensive educational links to help you realise your full potential and develop skills to provide outstanding healthcare to the local community.

Enjoy an outstanding quality of life in a place that offers surfing beaches and fishing harbours to beautiful countryside and historic towns. With clean air, plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities and excellent schools, colleges and universities (including adult education) it is the ideal place for families and for you to develop your own career.

Job description

Job responsibilities

PLEASE NOTE: To view the full Job Description and Person Specification, please click the supporting document on the right-hand side.

To be an employee of the NHS you need to successfully complete the following:
  • Identity Checks
  • Professional registration and qualification checks
  • Employment history and reference checks
  • Work health assessments
  • Criminal record check standards
  • Right to work checks

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Many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways. Please talk to us at interview about any flexible working arrangements you would prefer or require. While we may not be able to fully accommodate all requests, such requests will not be referenced during the interview scoring process, and we will fully consider and try to accommodate them for successful applicants.

We reserve the right to close this advert early, or when the allocated number of applications has been reached. Please submit your application at the earliest opportunity.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Experience


  • Relevant professional/clinical qualification (RN and/or RM /or HCPC)
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent level of experience
  • Effective leadership skills and an understanding of leadership and change management practice
  • Evidence of having developed team working skills and implemented team working practices - this includes the ability to enthuse, motivate and involve all team members
  • Track record of effectively handling competing priorities, meeting challenging deadlines and delivering under pressure.


  • Experience working at a senior Band 6/7 level
  • Possession of relevant mentorship/education /teaching certification Possession of specialist post registration certificate or equivalent experience.
  • Evidence of experience within operational management in an acute hospital setting
  • Evidence of experience within the relevant specialist / service

experience in HCOP


  • experience in caring for patients with dementia and delirium


  • willing to undertake professional development

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust


Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust



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