Deputy Ward Manager - Band 6

NHS AfC: Band 6

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Ward 1 (Male P.I.C.U)
NHS AfC: Band 6
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Springfield Hospital
£26,565 - £35,577 p.a plus HCAS
26/02/2018 23:59

At South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust our mission is “making life better together”.

 South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust is welcoming an enthusiastic individual for the role of Deputy Ward Manager for Ward 1.


Ward 1 is a 13 bedded male Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit based at Springfield Hospital providing 24 hour care for adults aged 18-75 years with severe and enduring mental health problems in accordance with the recovery model.


We understand the importance that accomplished, driven and compassionate Nurses make to the lives of our service users. The people who work with us are at the very heart of delivering an excellent service to our service users. We are committed to listening to our staff and ensuring that we invest in them, with elite training programs and career development pathways that will drive you to be the best Nurse that you could possibly be and reach your true potential. And to deliver this we hold regular supervisions with our staff, host coaching and development sessions and have trained dedicated mentors available to all of you.



The successful candidate should have the ability to:


  • Develop competences and expertise in both self and others in order to gain a satisfactory standard and deliver results within agreed timescales.
  • Develop a team atmosphere through hard work, calmness, tolerance and consistency, attempting to fulfil work projects with honesty and integrity.
  • Be persistent in problem solving, seeking solutions through the expertise of both self and others, researching the facts with care and resolving problems in a timely and thorough manner.
  • Remain self-controlled and be prepared to listen to what others say and feel, deal with conflict in an accommodating manner and use practicality as a method for reaching a solution.
  • Provide optimum levels of leadership, if required, encouragement, training and support.
  • Mentor, counsel, coach and generally support those who are not confident in their area of competence, building morale and personal esteem and generally encouraging others to give their best performance.
  • Be firm and persistent when expressing views and provide thoughts and ideas to overcome problems once the situation has been properly debated.


It is important that you have an understanding of multidisciplinary team working, leadership and the challenges that face people with acute mental health problems. You will be passionate about mental health, believe in the recovery model and our Trust values, and work collaboratively with service users and their families. You will also demonstrate a commitment to learning and keeping yourself abreast with local and national services.



We offer very competitive packages to successful candidates such as:


  • Excellent development pathways:
  • Access to the band 6 nurse developmental programme, rotational programme and management training which will prepare you for senior leadership and specialist practitioner roles.
  • Range of national and local services:

We have excellent clinical settings for you to get the skills and support you need.

  • Staff accommodation:

We have a low cost accommodation, based on site for staff.

  • Excellent staff benefits:

Our benefit packages are one of the best in London such as: childcare vouchers, healthcare and fitness services, season tick loans and subsidised reduced parking fares.



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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Ward Manager Tiffany Yerby on 0203 513 5755