Arrow ImageAcute, PICU and Rapid Response

Nurse Manager / Ward Manager

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Profession: Nursing
  • Location: Northampton
  • Salary: £45,578 to £54,000 depending on experience 

Apply for Nurse Manager / Ward Manager

Simply click the button below to apply for this position.


Lead by example and inspire those around you to provide exceptional care and operational excellence on our wards. Work for a charity that re-invests its profits into new services and new facilities and help transform mental healthcare. You will either be a qualified nurse or hold a clinical professional qualification within a multi-disciplinary profession.  

Why St Andrew’s Healthcare?

A top 20 UK charity, St Andrew’s is a unique provider of specialist care in mental health and learning disability. We aspire to deliver truly world class, holistic services within our outstanding, modern facilities. Our independence means we can always put patients’ interests at the heart of decision making, while re-investing surpluses in frontline services.  We are currently transforming the Charity and have introduced Integrated Practice Units (IPUs) as the vehicle to deliver ‘Value Based Healthcare’.  This will ensure our patients consistently get the best possible outcomes and local teams gain more control and responsibility. 

The ward

Rose ward is a 17 bed, medium secure unit within the medium secure division (currently 16 bedded). It specialises in the assessment and treatment of adult men, of whom have an AQUIRED BRAIN INJURY. It offers assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation for patients who have committed offences or for those individuals who present with difficult to manage behaviours. It also supports a safe, secure and therapeutic environment to assess and manage risk whilst ensuring the diverse needs of this patient group are met.

When patients have made progress and their risk has decreased the MDT work closely with commissioners to facilitate the safe transfer to the least restrictive environment; these will be ‘step-down’ units of either low secure or locked wards. These may be within St Andrews or within their home area, depending on the needs of the individual, so that they can continue with their rehabilitation. Some patients arrive from Prison for assessment purposes and may return there. There are some patients whom have a degenerative disease and their prognosis is one of decline. These patients may move on to more care-based wards. 

The role of the Nurse Manager/Ward Manager  

You will have managerial and operational responsibility for your ward and all aspects of performance.  Your effective day-to-day support and operational leadership will be key to maintaining operational excellence and high levels of nursing and care. There’s also plenty of scope for innovation as we’ll expect you to lead processes to improve the quality and operational management of your wards even further. 

What you will need for this role

You will have experience in a management position and will be skilled in British Sign Language (BSL) as a preference. A positive outlook, strong leadership skills and excellent communication skills are vital. We want our Managers to inspire our teams and set clear and compelling vision, so you’ll need to be able to influence and support everyone around you and be enthusiastic and positive about change.   

And in return? 

Benefits are good, with additional hours available if required, a pension, life cover, excellent training, 38 days holiday, car lease scheme, cycle to work scheme and childcare vouchers. You will also be part of our expert Clinical and MDT team, giving you plenty of exposure to teaching, mentoring and coaching and extensive opportunities for continuing professional development, training, and career progression.


Please get in touch with Samantha Pendry 07515993645 or hit the “apply now” button!