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Deputy Ward Manager

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
4 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
To assist the ward manager & CNS in the provision of clinical leadership and to be a clinical role model to the team. To act on behalf of and deputise as directed by the ward manager & CNS in their absence and provide quality evidence-based nursing advice support and care for young people with mental health needs and their carers within a multidisciplinary setting.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work on one of the 3 Inpatient CAMHS wards located at Parkview Clinic in Moseley.

The post holder will provide clinical and managerial nursing leadership at ward level and deputise for the ward manager and/or clinical nurse specialist.

The post holder is expected to work with a large nursing team and a multi-disciplinary team jointly planning, implementing and evaluating patient care supporting them and their families through their admission pathway.

The post holder will be expected to mentor both students and their nursing team, carrying out appraisals and offering clinical supervision.

About us

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust is the first of its type in the UK. Our Trust was formed in February 2017 to drive forward our commitment to provide the highest quality, world-class physical and mental health care for our women, children and families. Uniting our hospitals means more seamless care more investment to make greater advances in our specialist treatment and world-leading neo-natal and fetal work. Importantly, it also gives us a greater voice in shaping the future of family-centred care.

Birmingham Children's Hospital is a UK leading specialist paediatric centre with an international reputation in several areas.

Birmingham Women's Hospital is one of two dedicated women's hospitals in the UK, with the busiest single site maternity unit, delivering more than 8,200 babies a year offering a full range of gynaecological, maternity and neonatal care.

Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB) Mental Health Services are a unique, innovative community and inpatient mental health partnership. Alongside partners FTB offers care pathways of mental health assessment and treatment for young people aged 0-25 years old.

Our Trust is committed to creating the best place to work. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender identity, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification to view the full details for this opportunity at Birmingham Womens and Childrens NHS Foundation Trust.

When completing your application, please ensure you have evidenced how you meet the job description and person specification to include transferable experience, qualifications, skills along with professional registration details (if applicable).

Occasionally we receive a large number of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse Mental Health / Child / Learning Disability
  • Degree level training
  • Training / Education relevant to CAMHS nursing


  • Leadership training
  • Recent attendance at external training / conference

Knowledge and Nature of Experience


  • Extensive experience at working at band 5 or above in inpatient CAMHS
  • Providing clinical supervision
  • A mentor to nursing students
  • Must be solution focused and able to problem solve

Analytical and Jugdement Skills


  • Problem solving in the moment
  • Solution focused working
  • Making decisions with incomplete information
  • Making unpopular decisions with rationale
  • Taking charge
  • Demonstrate alignment with Trust values
  • Demonstrate understanding of EDI in practice
  • Team working
  • Punctual and flexible across hours of work

Physical Requirements


  • Fully up to date training in restrictive physical intervention
  • A level of agility that allows for being physical active

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust


Parkview Clinic

60 Queensbridge Road Moseley


B13 8QE

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