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Deputy Ward Manager

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Deputy Ward Manager- Talygarn Ward

Are you a Registered Mental Health Nurse looking for a new opportunity as a deputy ward manager to work in an organisation that will help you to develop and achieve your goals to become the best you can be? If so, you're in luck! An exciting opportunity for a Deputy Ward Manager has arisen within Talygarn Ward at County Hospital.

You will join our team at Talygarn Ward which is a 20 bedded, mixed sex, mental health ward based within County Hospital in Pontypool. We welcome applications from outside of Wales, as well experienced nurses. We adopt a flexible/blended approach to rostering, including 12 hour shifts, to ensure that you are able to manage your work/life balance, so tell us what you can work and we will try to accommodate your needs.

Main duties of the job

The Deputy Ward Manager is a senior member of the inpatient team and will be responsible for the care coordination of patients and support the Ward Manager with the day to day clinical management of the ward, have excellent communication skills, be highly motivated and have the ability to respond effectively to arising mental and physical health needs. They will provide sound clinical practice and guidance to junior staff, be adaptable, and capable of delivering a high standard of care.

No two days are the same, with plenty to keep you engaged and motivated, but also a good amount of routine.

We will ensure that you have access to both managerial and clinical supervision, and actively support individual well-being whether it be a chat with one of our Well-being Connectors, accessing our Occupational Health services or a drop in session at chill out in the Chapel.

There are also career development opportunities, with a huge range of courses that will help you grow and succeed. If you have the aspiration, capability and dedication, we can give you the support and opportunities to help you achieve your career goals.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is a multi-award winning NHS organisation with a passion for caring. The Health Board provides an exceptional workplace where you can feel trusted and valued. Whatever your specialty or stage in your career, we have opportunities for everyone to start, grow and build your career. The health board provides integrated acute, primary and community care serving a population of 650,000 and employing over 16,000 staff.

We offer a fantastic benefits package and extensive training and development opportunities with paid mandatory training, excellent in-house programmes, opportunities to complete recognised qualifications and professional career pathways including a range of management development programmes. We offer flexible working and promote a healthy work life balance, provide occupational health support and an ambitious plan for a Wellbeing Centre of Excellence to support you at work.

Our Clinical Futures strategy continues to enhance and promote care closer to home as well as high quality hospital care when needed. This includes the Grange University Hospital which provides specialist and critical care and is the newest addition to the clinical futures strategy opening in November 2020. Join us on our journey to pioneer new ways of working and deliver a world-class healthcare service fit for the future.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Our Ward provides acute inpatient care for patients with wide ranging mental health issues living within the Borough of Torfaen and North Monmouthshire. Lead by a Senior Nurse and Ward Manager we have recently reviewed our skill mix in recognition of the increased expertise and experience required to support both our patients and workforce, and have created additional band 6 roles to complement the Deputy Ward Manager post. We value an MDT approach and have regular support from psychology, occupational therapy, dietetics and social workers to optimise the support available to our patients during their stay. We are located opposite the Older Adult Functional inpatient Unit and co-located with the Community Mental Health Team (CMHT), Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team (CRHTT) and the Assertive Outreach Team.

Your career within Aneurin Bevan Health Board will be enjoyable and rewarding as you develop specialist skills and make a real difference for some of the most vulnerable people in society. Its a career that you can take pride in and enjoy. Its what delivering great healthcare should feel like.What you will get
  • Band 6 salary
  • 28 days annual leave rising to 34 days after 10 years service.
  • Free parking
  • Wellbeing support and activities
  • Career development and training
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance through the NHS Pension Scheme
  • Enhanced Maternity Package
  • Flexible working opportunities, including 12 hour shifts
  • Plus a range of other benefits including retail discounts and special offers.

Person Specification



  • Meets all essential criteria as per attached job description/person specification


  • Meets all desirable criteria as per attached job description/person specification



  • Meets all essential criteria as per attached job description/person specification


  • Meets all desirable criteria as per attached job description/person specification



  • Meets all essential criteria as per attached job description/person specification


  • Meets all desirable criteria as per attached job description/person specification

Employer details

Employer name

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board


Talygarn Ward - County Hospital

Coed Y Gric Road



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