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Deputy Ward Manager - Essex

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Profession: Ward Manager/Deputy Ward Manager
  • Location: Essex
  • Salary: From £40,903 (inclusive of £1250 Essex Allowance) per annum plus enhancements

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Deputy Ward Manager

Northampton: Basildon, Essex

Full Time - Long days / nights

Salary:  From £40,903 (inclusive of £1250 Essex Allowance) per annum plus enhancements

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.

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.

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

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 Ward 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

Closing Date: Sunday 28th July 2024