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Band 7 Ward Manager-Secure Services, Bristol

Band 7

Main area
Medium secure
Band 7
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (37.5 hours per week)
Job ref
Blackberry Hill Hospital
From £38,890 per annum
Salary period
18/05/2021 23:59

Are you a compassionate leader who is committed to working collaboratively to deliver high quality care?

Secure Services are looking to appoint a B7 Ward Manager for Bradley ward at Fromeside medium secure unit.

The successful candidate would be working closely with the Acute cluster MDT, Modern Matron and an experienced Bradley nursing team.

This is a demanding and rewarding post where the ward manager is pivotal in ensuring standards and performance are maintained at the highest levels. The person we are looking for should be able to demonstrate key leadership skills to empower the nursing team as they strive to achieve standards of care in line with both the Trust and National guidance.

We are currently working hard to develop and improve our services in Secure and we require outward thinking and innovative approaches from our staff whilst remaining committed to maintaining safety and security.

The role will incorporate managing and developing inpatient staff, being involved with clinical complex care reviews and decision-making, championing new ideas and facilitating them into practice. We are also looking for someone motivated and interesting in continuing the reducing restrictive practice work this team has achieved.

This role involves:

  • Planning and co-ordinating the quality and management of nursing care, patient care and the clinical environment
  • Roster management
  • Quality improvement objectives
  • Ensuring the ward complies with statutory regulations, current legislation and meets quality standards
  • Responsibility for efficient and effective use of nursing resources

Fromeside is an 81-bedded medium secure unit for people with a mental illness who also have a criminal history, or have risks and behaviours that mean they cannot be treated in mainstream mental health services.  Fromeside provides both short term and longer-term care and we have an ethos of recovery, and service user and carer involvement. We have a service for women and a range of wards for men, supporting those who are acutely unwell through to those preparing for discharge. People returning to life in the community are supported by our community nurses who work alongside mainstream community mental health services.


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Steve Hale, Modern Matron

Tel no: 0117 3784033

Email steven.hale1@nhs.net