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Deputy Ward Manager, Learning Disability & Autism

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Profession: Ward Manager/Deputy Ward Manager
  • Location: Northampton
  • Salary: From £39,653 per annum plus enhancements

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Deputy Ward Manager

Northampton: Northamptonshire

ASD & Learning Disabilities

Full Time - Long days / nights

Salary:  From £39,653 per annum plus enhancements 

We are St Andrew’s a mental health Charity which inspires Hope. We working together with a number of organisations to transform the lives of people with complex mental health needs. We provide specialist mental healthcare and deliver a range of inpatient and community mental healthcare services, education and research that helps to improve lives.

We have numerous programmes and qualifications on offer at St Andrew’s and all employees have access to a wide range of Learning & Development courses.

Remaining current in your nursing skill is vital for patient care so we have sector leading In house specialist training including Clinical Skills, RAID, British Sign Language, DBT, CBT

We have clear progression pathways as set out in our Nursing Career Map, following a variety of different specialist career paths focussed on:

  • Leadership & Management
  • Quality & Innovation
  • Learning, Education and Research

The philosophy of care is based on recognition that an individual has strengths as well as needs, and a right to support, treatment and care from our specialist multi-disciplinary team

ASD & Learning Disability Division

St Andrew’s ASD and Learning Disability Division seeks to improve the quality of life and reduce risk, in the least restrictive way possible, for individuals with a learning disability and/or ASD often with complex presentations. We provide assessment, resulting in a comprehensive formulation that informs the development and implementation of personalised, evidence based therapeutic interventions. Care is delivered across several facilities in Northampton, ranging from Medium Secure, Low Secure and non secure rehabilitation services

The learning Disability part of the Division works with adults with mild to moderate learning disabilities and/or other neuro‐developmental disorders who have offended or engage in challenging behaviours. Both Pathways provides a range of adapted treatment and offence related programme(s).

Staffing in both the LD and ASD pathways consists of a full Multi disciplinary team which includes specialists in Learning Disability and Autism. All staff undertake specialist foundation training in Learning Disability Awareness as well as Autism Awareness with some staff extended their qualifications in to specific areas of specialism

What we are looking for?

We are looking for a confident, passionate individual who wants to make a difference to the lives of the individuals we support.

If you would like to be part of working with an innovative and dynamic team and add to our supportive work environment, then this is the place for you!  This will be a personally and professionally rewarding role.

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.

Main Duties of the Role

You will lead your team by example and work in collaboration with the multi-disciplinary team. There will be a degree of flexibility in shifts allowing direct links with your colleagues across our expert Multi-Disciplinary Teams with the aim of delivering high standards of care through continuity and consistency. You will need to:

  • Provide and receive clinical supervision
  • Co-ordinate the multi-disciplinary teams to ensure all clinical services provided to the ward function effectively and efficiently to meet individual patient needs
  • Ensure ward environment is clean and safe for all staff, patients and visitors at all times
  • Act as the Designated Division Shift Co-ordinator (bleep holder) co-ordinating and undertaking seclusion reviews as required
  • Use demonstrated expertise to provide vision and effective role modelling to ensure fundamental high standards of clinical care are maintained
  • Keep up to date with current topics, policies and innovations in clinical practice and have the ability to translate into practice
  • Deputise for the Nurse Manager in their absence or as required


We offer an excellent benefits package including: Pension; Sickness policy on par with the NHS; Access to the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts schemes; 35 days annual leave (including bank holidays), increasing to 41 after 10 years' service; Life cover; Our newly launched Electric Car scheme; Cycle to work scheme; Healthcare cash plan; Free parking; Paid DBS application; Access to free vocational qualifications