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Ward Manager

Job Reference: 222-LS-905-WM

West London NHS Trust
Mott House, Southall
£37,886 to £47,705 pa inc hcas

We are immensely proud of our staff and their passion, professionalism and dedication to change people’s lives. If you share that passion, if you too want to make a difference, then come and join us.

In return you will get to work with a great team, with superb training and development opportunities, and excellent staff benefits (including relocation package).

We support 62,500 patients and carers every year, serving 700,000 residents in three of the most diverse boroughs in west London plus Broadmoor in Berkshire. The diversity of the communities we serve is matched by the diversity of our staff, of whom 56% come from BME backgrounds.

We offer the most diverse range of mental health services in England: from helping young people with eating disorders; to supporting new mums suffering post natal depression; to assessing people detained under the Mental Health Act; to running high secure services at Broadmoor Hospital. We are also creating innovative new services to combine physical and mental healthcare.

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a ward manager within our active rehabilitation pathway. WLMHT are currently in the process of reviewing and extending their specialist psychosis rehabilitation services. At the current time, much of the input is provided within specialist inpatient rehabilitation settings but services are developing outreach community services to improve the pathway for service users needing intensive psychiatric rehabilitation.




We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic ward manager to work within rehabilitation services and help provide part of the excellent rehabilitation pathway for service users. The ward team is Multi-disciplinary and includes Nursing, Medical, OT, Speech and Language therapy and Psychology.




The rehabilitation services boast excellent multi-disciplinary working, key relationships and community links and embraces bio-psycho-social models of service provision. The services aim to help change trajectories for those who have traditionally been high users of services and to improve both their levels of clinical symptomatology and their levels of functioning and social inclusion. The trust is committed to developing excellent services and you will be part of a team excited by, and striving for, optimal recovery outcomes for each individual who uses our services. The team is keen to develop formulation based understanding and to use this to develop comprehensive and individualised packages of care based around these.




The post-holder will have experience of working with people with a history of severe and enduring mental health problems and will have a keen interest in change management and service delivery. This post represents an exciting opportunity to develop skills in service development, work closely with the range of community services and develop a range of treatment options individually designed around those with complex needs.




Service provision is in line with NICE guidelines, National and Local CPA policies and WLMHT Inpatient Standards of Care. There is currently a focus on further developing and demonstrating service user and carer involvement, improving patient experience, patient safety and the development of staff.


If you are an experienced clinician with management experience who wants to lead and further develop a skilled and motivated active rehabilitation inpatient team, this is the opportunity for you. Working within WLMHT offers huge opportunities such as:


A comprehensive range of CPD opportunities


A full induction and preceptorship programme


Access to a comprehensive online library of training, development, and resources


Support towards career development and promotion opportunities within the Trust


Annual leave buying and selling scheme


Car lease scheme


Childcare vouchers


Discounted Gym membership


Flexible working


Relocation package

For further details / informal visits contact:



For further information please contact:


Rob White or via email on or


Julia Renton on 0208 483 2196 or on

We reserve the right to close adverts prior to the closing date stated should we receive a high volume of applications. If you do not hear back from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been short-listed on this occasion.

All staff identified as at-risk and who meet the requirements of the post will be prioritised accordingly.

We offer Relocation packages for some positions (including Band 5 and Band 6 Nurses) - a relocation allowance of up to £8000 is offered for those who meet a required criteria.

Registered Nurses are required to produce their current NMC Revalidation documents/Portfolio at the assessment centre for verification, unless you are a newly qualified nurse from University.

By applying for this post you are agreeing to West London Mental Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, you will be required to undergo a pre-employment check which can take between 4-8 weeks. After which your information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system

Please ensure you include professional email addresses and contact numbers for your referees which MUST be at supervisory or managerial capacity covering the last 3 years of employment to date to avoid delay in the recruitment process. If your current/most recent organisation is an NHS trust, we will be requesting one reference from your current line manager/HR department.

West London Mental Health NHS Trust is committed to safeguarding of all children and vulnerable adults, eliminating discrimination for all groups and achieving equality of opportunity regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion or belief and sexuality. We aim to create a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve at all levels of seniority within the Trust. We are therefore particularly interested in receiving applications from people from ethnic minority backgrounds’.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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