Clinical Nurse Leader (Band 6), Audley Men’s PICU

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Profession: Nursing
  • Location: Essex
  • Salary: £29,793 - £38,861+ shift enhancements

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Clinical Nurse Leader (Band 6), Audley Men’s PICU,

Clinical Nurse Leader (Band 6), Audley  Men’s PICU  , Essex IPU

Salary: £29,793 - £38,861+ shift enhancements

Benefits: Additional hours, pension, life cover, training, 35 days holiday (including bank holidays), car lease scheme, cycle to work scheme, childcare vouchers.

Put your leadership skills to the test, managing nursing teams on ward shifts and helping to provide world class mental health services. You’ll also have lots of support to continue your professional development and training and to progress your career.

Audley ward is a 12 Bedded, Adult Male, Psychiatric Intensive Care unit which cares for patients compulsorily detained usually in secure conditions, who are in an acutely disturbed phase of a serious mental disorder. The unit aims to provide high quality care in a locked facility for patients detained under the Mental Health Act, who are experiencing an acute episode of severe mental illness who require a safe, structured and secure environment for a matter of a few weeks, often before moving back to an open unit at their local psychiatric unit.


As a Clinical Nurse Leader you will promote high standards of care and demonstrate an ability to lead by example on a highly dynamic and fast paced ward. You will support the team to respond to challenging behaviour and work closely with the MDT to provide a therapeutic experience for our patients.

Why St Andrew’s Healthcare?

We’re a top 20 charity and the UK’s leading charity providing specialist NHS mental healthcare. Profits are re-invested into new services and new facilities, helping us to continue to do amazing work and transform mental healthcare.  Our new care pathways are helping us to provide outstanding outcomes and will give you more opportunities to gain specialist experience.

The role of Clinical Nurse Leader

You’ll be the most senior nurse on the ward, maintaining a high profile and visible presence, whilst working alongside a multi-disciplinary team. You’ll lead the nursing shift team, driving the clinical model and contribute to improvements in practice.

What you will need for this role?

Substantial experience of working in mental health.  Leadership, excellent communication and people management skills are also key, as you’ll be relied upon to keep your team happy and motivated.

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

And in return?

  • Pension
  • Sickness policy on par with the NHS
  • 38 days annual leave, increasing to 41 after 10 years' service
  • Life cover
  • Car lease scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Free parking
  • Paid DBS application
  • Access to vocational qualifications