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Ward Manager

Job Reference: 222-LS-148-WM

West London NHS Trust
Nursing & Midwifery Registered
Askew Ward (LS PICU), London
£39,866 to £49,704 pa inc hcas

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse providers of NHS mental and physical care in the UK. We are rated ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission and ‘outstanding’ for caring and our forensic services.

We are here to care for people with mental and physical illness, helping them to recover and go on to lead full and productive lives. We aim to be the best organisation of our kind in the country.

We provide care and treatment for children, adults and older people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow, delivering services in the community (at home, in GP surgeries, care homes), hospital, specialist clinics and forensic (secure) units.

Our physical healthcare services include intermediate care services in Hammersmith & Fulham as part of the Community Independence Service partnership.

Our national, specialist and forensic services include:

  • Medium secure services on the St Bernard’s Hospital site in Ealing
  • Services for people with complex and severe personality disorder at the Cassel Hospital in Richmond
  • High secure services at Broadmoor Hospital in Berkshire

We are a teaching Trust with a growing research portfolio, working with academic and industry partners.

Our 3400 staff are dedicated to improving lives, working with patients, service users, carers, families and partners across the communities we serve.

West London NHS Trust provides a full range of local mental health services to the London Boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow CSU as well as specialist and forensic mental health services, including high secure services to a much wider catchment area. The area has great transport link, which makes Hammersmith and Fulham a very attractive area to work.


Hammersmith and Fulham Mental Health Unit is located at the back of Charing Cross hospital. It comprises of two male admission wards, one female admission ward, one elderly ward, and one intensive acute ward.


A vacancy has arisen for a Band 7 Ward Manager post on our intensive acute ward. The candidate must have a minimum eighteen months experience at Band 6, preferably on an inpatient or intensive acute ward. The successful candidate will be highly motivated and possess excellent leadership skills.




The unit provides high quality care for adult service users who need a period of inpatient treatment. The acute wards will provide a safe environment for service users suffering from severe and enduring mental health problems and cannot be safely treated /managed in the community. The intensive acute ward (also known as PICU) provides treatment for those who are deemed risky for an open ward due to behaviour which is exacerbated by the severity of their mental health needs.




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


If you are an experienced clinician who wants to lead and further develop a skilled and motivated intensive acute team, this is the opportunity for you. You will be expected demonstrate leadership skills, as well as establishing and maintaining a positive multi-disciplinary culture that suits the purpose, and also working closely with the Matron and service manager.


Candidates need to demonstrate sound managerial and clinical skills. You also need to be forward thinking, motivated and experienced in working with service users who are suffering from acute mental health problems.


In return we offer:


* Good staff support, KSF reviews and clinical supervision.


* Opportunities for training and education, including academically credited university courses.


* Commitment to continuous professional development.


* An in-house training programme.


* Opportunities to be involved in service developments


* Employer/ Family friendly policies.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further information please contact: Fran Fearon 020 7386 1331/ 07816597991

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 NHS 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 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.

UK Registration

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

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