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Ward Manager - NSSU

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year p.a. inc.
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
We are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated Senior Nurse with excellent leadership skills and relevant experience to join our team of Ward Managers within the Neurosciences Directorate.

NSSU is a 18 bedded elective neurosurgical short stay ward, part of the Greater Manchester Neurosciences Centre at Salford Royal.

We are looking for a highly motivated nurse with shared values to join our Ward Manager team. This is a unique exciting opportunity to join a team with vision, drive and ambition. You will have extensive post registration experience and ideally nursing management experience. Previous experience working in the field of Neurosciences is desirable but not essential.

A passion for high quality care and continually improving patient and family experience is essential as are excellent interpersonal skills. We view leadership as key to our success therefore you should be able to demonstrate this throughout the recruitment process.

You must be able to motivate staff to achieve high standards, and possess excellent communication skills to ensure that the aims of the organisation are achieved.

Main duties of the job

You will need to ensure that as well as providing clinical leadership, and taking responsibility for direct staff management and the running of the ward, you have the ability to meet deadlines and the skills and desire to manage care within budget.

You should also be politically aware, be able to create vision for the team, and influence change in the clinical area. In addition, the patients' needs will always be at the centre of any focus that you have.

You will also be expected to provide evidence of how your leadership skills have positively affected team dynamics and improved clinical standards within your current role.

Duties include:
  • Establish and maintain effective communication with individuals and groups about difficult or complex matters overcoming any problems in communication
  • Develop knowledge and practice in an area of work
  • Promote best practice in health, safety and security
  • Contribute to the development of services
  • Improve quality
  • Promote people's equality, diversity and rights
  • Assess people's health and wellbeing needs when those needs are complex and change across the caseload
  • Plan, deliver and evaluate programmes to address patient's complex and changing health and wellbeing needs
  • Lead work teams in the development of knowledge, ideas and work practice
  • Allocate, coordinate, monitor and assess the work of teams and individuals
  • Maintain and support the efficient use of physical and /or financial resources.

About us

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (NCA) provides hospital and integrated health and social care services to over one million people living across Greater Manchester. Our 20,000 colleagues care for people in hospital and in the community, working across Bury, Rochdale, Oldham and Salford, to save and improve lives.

As a large NHS trust we are committed to enhancing the health of our local population by delivering consistently high standards of care and working closely with local authorities and key partners. We believe in our power and potential to make a difference and we're always looking for people who demonstrate our three core values - care, appreciate and inspire - to join our team.

In return, we can offer you a job role with purpose and flexibility. The size and scale of the NCA means we can provide more challenge and opportunities so your career can always be moving in the right direction. By joining us you can also access a competitive benefits package, including, a fantastic annual leave allowance, flexible working opportunities and protected hours for health and wellbeing activities, helping you to achieve more personal downtime and a better work-life balance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

This vacancy is open to those who have a current NMC PIN to practice as a Registered Nurse or Midwife in the UK, or those who are currently enrolled on a course which means they expect to receive their full NMC Pin within the next 2-3 months. Please note an NMC PRN Pin is not a full NMC Pin and would not fulfil the essential criteria for this role.

The NCA can no longer accept applications from International Nurses and Midwives who are yet to complete all competencies needed to receivea full NMC PIN to practice in the UK as we have paused our OSCE programme indefinitely. To learn more about how you can gain a full NMC PIN to be eligible to apply for our vacancies in the future, please see the NMC website:

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website:

We recognise that many people find interviews daunting and the conventional interview approach, of unseen questions, often impacts performance on the day. We are therefore piloting sending interview questions, to candidates, in advance.

This vacancy is within one of our pilot areas therefore if you are invited for interview you will receive your interview questions in advance of your interview date. Feedback on this process will also be requested to help our teams understand and evaluate your recruitment experience.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Registration


  • Current NMC registration
  • Degree level studies or equivalent portfolio of evidence


  • Post basic qualification in specialty
  • Management /leadership qualification

Experience, Knowledge & Skills


  • Evidence of clinical and managerial expertise and knowledge acquired through CPD and experience
  • Evidence of involvement and leadership in teaching and mentoring learners
  • Evidence of involvement in the development of protocols and clinical audit

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust


Salford Care Organisation



M6 8HD

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