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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 01/10/2021.

Nurse Manager / Ward Manager

Job Reference: L28-A-21-7876

St Andrew’s Healthcare
44,250 - 50,000

Nurse Manager / Ward Manager

Women’s Blended Secure Services – Bracken


Upwards of £44,250 - £50,000 DOE plus excellent benefits

If this is something you are interested and would like further information on and about St Andrews, email: or call 01604 616581

Are you ready for your next career step or looking for a new challenge?If you are passionate about patient care and looking for your nextposition in management that will also provide you with personal development opportunities, working within a strong and established leadership team, then this is for you.You will either be a qualified nurse or hold a clinical professional qualification within a multi-disciplinary profession andwill leada team of nursing and MDT staff to ensure clinical excellence and outstanding care are delivered at all times.

You can achieve more at St Andrew’s Healthcare

You will lead by example and inspire those around you to provide exceptional care and operational and clinical excellence on the ward. As part of the management team, you will work with colleagues and senior leaders to lead your team and achieve CQC outstanding.

The Ward

Bracken Ward is part of our women’s secure Blended Service, providing assessment and stabilisation initially and then progressing patients on to a treatment ward where they remain with us until they are ready for discharge to the community. Our blended service has been part of a national NHS pilot that has successfully transitioned patients straight to the community from our medium secure service.

You will be trained in Trauma Informed Care to join our team and provide excellent care to our patients.

The role of the Nurse Manager/WardManager

You will have managerial and operational responsibility for your ward and all aspects of performance. Your effective day-to-day nursing leadership and operational management will be key to maintaining excellence across all areas of nursing and care. There is also plenty of scope for innovation as we’ll expect you to lead processes to improve the quality and operational management of your wards even further.

What you will need for this role

You will have management experience ideally in a deputy manager, manager, or senior leader position, andwill bea strong communicator who can lead by example,implementnew procedures and embed existingpractices with a team.A positive outlook, strong leadership skills and excellent communication skills are vital. We want our Managers to inspire teams and set a clear and compelling vision, so you’ll need to be able to influence and support everyone around you and be enthusiastic and positive about change.

Why St Andrew’s Healthcare?

A top 20 UK charity, St Andrew’s is a unique provider of specialist care in mental healthcare. We aspire to deliver world class, holistic services within our outstanding, modern facilities. Our independence means we can always put patients’ interests at the heart of decision making, while re-investing surpluses in frontline services.

The Northampton site also has other services such as Low Secure, PICU, Learning Disability, Autism, Medium Secure, Forensics, and CAMHS as well as our academic and research centre so great opportunities to broaden and develop your skills in the future too. It also has facilities such as a café, garden centre, charity shop, woodwork & ceramics workshop all staffed by patients and service users along with other facilities such as gym’s and swimming pools for patients and staff to use and all based in over 150 acres of beautiful woodland grounds.

Northamptonshire is also a great place to live due to having great schools, very reasonable house prices and a good mix of facilities within the town as well as really nice villages and countryside too. Based in the midlands you have great access to the M1 and M6 and will be based under an hour’s drive / train from London and Birmingham too.

And in return?

Benefits are good, with additional hours available if required, a pension, life cover, excellent training, 38 days holiday, car lease scheme, cycle to work scheme and many more.

You will also be part of our expert Clinical and MDT team, giving you plenty of exposure to teaching, mentoring, coaching, and extensive opportunities for continuing professional development, training, and career progression.

Our patients and your colleagues will expect you to live the St Andrew’s CARE values of Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence every single day.


Send us your application here.


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