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£30,401 - £37,267 / year

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We are a Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust providing a range of diverse services including: generic & specialist mental health care; services for people with learning disability; drug & alcohol services; Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT); GP Primary Care services; dementia care services; and community based services for those with long term neurological conditions. We promote emotional health and well being through the provision of accessible high quality modern services designed around the needs of our local population. Our culture is founded upon effective partnership working and close working relationships with staff, service users and their families/carers. We strive to deliver consistently high quality care through our high performing, dedicated & skilful workforce which you could now become a part of. Our values are fundamental to ensuring people are at the heart of everything we do, our values are Respect, Compassion, Partnership. Accountability, Fairness and Ambition.

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Deputy Ward Manager (RNMH)

Salary:  Band 6 £30,401 - £37,267 pa (dependent on experience)

Location:  Forest Lodge Oughtibridge Sheffield, S35 0JW

Hours:  37.5 hours per week

Post Ref: 457-19-083-QN

Forest Lodge is a Low-Secure Psychiatric Unit for male service users, providing intensive nursing and rehabilitation facilities for people classified as mentally disordered offenders and others who require secure conditions.

Our aim is to provide high quality and efficient assessment, treatment and support to adults with mental health problems. We promote strong multi-disciplinary working, commitment to improvement and development, challenging stigma and promoting recovery. We pride ourselves on positive team work, professional and personal development and support teams and staff to reach their fullest potential in providing services. We offer a commitment to developing staff through regular supervision and appraisals, training opportunities and career development both clinically and managerially.

We aspire to employ staff who are supportive, kind, tenacious, non-judgemental and approachable whilst at the same time be able to set boundaries and constantly strive for a better life for all of our service users.

We are seeking a confident, competent and person centered Deputy Ward Manager possessing effective clinical leadership and communication skills, who is dynamic and enthusiastic, committed to the provision of high quality care and treatment and who enjoy the challenge of working within complex environments. You must be able to lead, motivate and support the staff team and deputise for the ward manager as required.  

If you are a Registered Mental Health Nurse and have substantial post registration experience - then we want to hear from you. Please provide by email, an expression of interest to outlining why you feel you are ready and suitable for this post.

Please contact for more information Sarah Cresswell or Kim Parker – Forest Lodge – Apply Now >>.

Our values are fundamental to ensuring people are at the heart of everything we do, our values are:

  • Respect: We listen to other, valuing their views and contributions
  • Compassion: We show empathy and kindness to others so they feel supported, understood and safe
  • Partnership: We engage with others on the basis of equality and collaboration
  • Accountability: We are open and transparent, acting with honesty and integrity, accepting responsibility for outcomes
  • Fairness: We ensure equal access to opportunity, support and services
  • Ambition: We are committed to making a difference and helping to fulfil aspirations and hopes of our service users.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children and as part of our safe recruitment practice the successful applicant(s) will be subject to a check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) if it is deemed appropriate for the role. The cost of the DBS check (currently up to £48.23) must be met by the successful applicant(s).

SHSC is a Level 2 'Disability Confident' employer, this means that if you have a Disability you are guaranteed an interview if you meet ALL of the essential criteria for this post. Please make sure that when you apply for this post you make it clear how you meet the criteria for the post and also complete the monitoring section of the application where there is a box to tick to indicate that you wish to be included in the guaranteed interview scheme.

The Trust values the diversity of all staff and is committed to equality. We positively encourage applications from all sections of the community regardless of age, gender, racial origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation or disability including people who have experienced mental ill health. We actively welcome applications from people who have used our services.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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