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Perinatal Deputy Ward Manager

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa
Closing date
9 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Manchester Inpatient Perinatal Service, situated at Laureate House at Wythenshawe Hospital have an exciting opportunity to become part of our management team. We are recruiting a new deputy ward manager to work within our inpatient service, as well as supporting and managing across the wider inpatient unit.

The successful applicant will be an experienced RMN with an interest in perinatal mental health. Andersen Ward specialises in the treatment and care of women who develop serious mental illness or relapse during the antenatal and postnatal period. A core part of the role requires you to support mothers and to develop/maintain a relationship with their babies. Family and carer involvement is a significant part of the ward culture, and we promote and support their involvement.

The service has strong working partnerships with a wide range of professionals, such as midwives, health visitors, social care and children services across the Northwest and as such you will need excellent communication skills and work well within a large multidisciplinary team.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual who has a keen interest in infant development and women's mental health. We encourage personal development through managerial and clinical supervision and have a variety of training opportunities.

Main duties of the job

To assist the Ward Manager in providing Leadership and Operational Management to Andersen Ward.

The post holder will assess, plan and implement care whilst role modelling to the staff team and the wider unit.

To provide specialist perinatal nursing advice to other professionals across the service and to professionals from external services.

To provide clinical and managerial leadership and supervision to junior staff and students. Providing effective clinical leadership you will be required to lead, teach, supervise and support junior colleagues.

The post holder will be an experienced RMN and have a keen interest in Perinatal mental illness.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over7000members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

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

Assess, plan, implement and evaluate individual patient centred care in conjunction with the multi-disciplinary team using evidence-based practice and thus act as a role model of good nursing practice to other staff.

Assist the Ward Manager in developing services to meet the changing needs of service users in keeping with the Service and Resource plan and in consultation with the Clinical Manager.

Develop and maintain systems to ensure all clinical information is communicated to members of the team involved in the treatment programme both departmental staff and others.

Work in productive co-operation with other professional and voluntary staff to ensure the delivery of patient centred care.

Work closely with the relatives/main carers of the patient.

To be involved in the clinical supervision and staff appraisal systems as agreed with the Clinical Manager.

Ensure requirements of continual professional development are met.

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



  • Be an experienced registered mental health nurse
  • Evidence of continuous professional development


  • 18 months experience as band 5
  • Continued professional developmental in perinatal mental health



  • Experience of inpatient environment
  • Experience of supervising staff


  • perinatal experience



  • Keen interest in perinatal mental health


  • Demonstrate knowledge of child development and infant mental health

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


Andersen Ward, Laureate House, Wythenshawe Hospital

Southmoor Road


M23 9LT

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