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Deputy Ward Manager - Birmingham

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Profession: Ward Manager/Deputy Ward Manager
  • Location: Birmingham
  • Salary: £39,653 + Enhancements

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Deputy Ward Manager

Location: Birmingham

Salary from £39,653 + Enhancements 

Hours – Full time 37.5

The Charity

We are St Andrew's. We are a mental health Charity and our purpose is to inspire hope for those living with complex mental health needs.

We are looking to a future with less stigma, more community support, more research and education, and we aim to be at the forefront of inspiring real change. We want to ensure we can all live in a society where everyone with complex mental health needs is heard, valued and has hope for their future.

Come and join us, and support us to help people transform their lives.

St Andrew’s Birmingham 

Is a 118 bedded adult mental healthcare facility comprises of eight units that cover medium and low security for both Men and Women. Located in Stirchley, a vibrant area in South Birmingham, easily accessible by road networks and public transport.

We provide safe, effective, patient-centred care in line with national standards set by the Quality Network for Forensic Mental Health Services, essential standards from the CQC, and best practice guidance relevant to secure care from the National Institute of Health and Social Care Excellence (NICE).

We ensure our patients consistently get the best possible outcomes and local teams gain more control and responsibility. At St Andrew’s you can enjoy a special sense of pride and belonging – by helping transform the lives of patients, while shaping the future you want for yourself. 

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.


The ward - Hawkesley

A medium secure mental illness service for men aged 18 to 65 years old with serious and enduring mental health problems.

Hawkesley is a 15 bed ward which specialises in patients with enduring mental health and treatment resistance needs.  We have developed a particular expertise in stepping people down from high secure settings therefore helping greatly with patients managing to have contact with family.

Patients are engaged in therapeutic work including stabilisation, relapse prevention work and awareness of potential destabilisers’.

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 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; Electric Car lease scheme; Cycle to work scheme; Healthcare cash plan; Free parking; Paid DBS application; Access to further qualifications including an Executive MBA Programme and Coaching and Mentoring Qualifications.

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.