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Ward Manager

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust are looking for a dedicated and dynamic Registered Professional to take on the role as Ward Manager for our inpatient ward at Ludlow Community Hospital.

The post holder will be responsible for leading inpatient care services, working in conjunction with therapy, non-clinical, and corporate service leads to ensure that we provide the very highest staff and patient experience, supporting best clinical outcomes.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will lead the day to day operation of the inpatient nursing services within the hospital, taking overall responsibility for the line management of nursing staff and the provision of high quality services. They will be responsible for providing professional leadership and support to the MDT bringing expertise in theory and practice to the ward and demonstrating compassion and inclusivity with a collaborative approach.

We expect the very best from our staff - in return we can offer you the opportunity to work alongside experts to help you further develop your clinical and leadership skills, contributions towards CPD including external opportunities as service delivery allows, and an exceptionally rewarding job opportunity in one of the most beautiful yet dynamic parts of the UK.

About us

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust provides community-based health services for adults and children in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, and some services in surrounding areas too. These range from district nursing, health visiting and running four community hospitals through to providing very specialist community care through talented and dedicated staff.

Patients, carers and the public play a vital role in helping us to develop and improve our services and we are constantly looking for ways to work with local communities, patients and the public to innovate and improve. Have a look at the Have Your Say section of our website to find out how you can feed back your experiences and help us to continually improve.

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust is an exciting place to work. It offers a wide range of employment opportunities for many people.

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust positively encourages applications from all areas of the community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or religious beliefs. We are committed to ensuring people who work for the community trust have a good working life - and a good work life/home life balance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and person specification. Alternatively please contact the recruiting manager for further details.

Person Specification

Training and Qualifications


  • Professional clinical qualification.
  • State registration.
  • Evidence of CPD and completion of portfolio.
  • Knowledge and expertise through a combination of in depth experience and post graduate study.



  • Substantial post graduate experience.
  • Substantial line management and supervision experience.
  • Recent experience of community working.
  • Use of evidence based practice.
  • Sound knowledge of the roles within a multidisciplinary team.

Knowledge and Skills


  • Highly developed leadership skills.
  • Ability to triage referrals.
  • Knowledge of skills and roles of other professionals.
  • Ability to delegate tasks to appropriate professionals/team members.
  • Able to manage unpredictable nature of caseload.
  • Knowledge of audit and research.
  • IT literate.
  • Highly developed presentation and teaching skills.
  • Expertise in treating patients with a broad spectrum of complex clinical conditions and social situations.
  • Experience of supervising staff.

Employer details

Employer name

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust


Dinham Ward Ludlow Hospital

Gravel Hospital



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