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Ward Manager

Band 7

Main area
Dementia Inpatient Services
Band 7
37.50 hours per week
Job ref
The Julian Hospital
£37,570 - £43,772 gross per annum
22/09/2019 23:59

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust provides child and adult mental health services, alcohol treatment, learning disability, wellbeing and eating disorder services across Norfolk and Suffolk.

We are committed to delivering quality driven mental health services. Every individual makes a valuable contribution. We are proud of our staff who have been commended for the care they provide. Do you value working positively, respectfully and together? If so, we’d love you to join us!

Please follow this link to find out more in our Employee Handbook

Employee Handbook

Please read the job description/person specification carefully and ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills and experience needed.

It is important that you complete a formal application form as CV’s alone will not be accepted.

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Are you driven by ensuring that the staff whom support our service users are themselves supported, valued and invested in? If so, you are the person we are looking for to be  a Ward Manager here on Reed Ward.

Reed ward is a  13 bedded  acute admission ward for females who present with an organic illness.  We are based in Hammerton Court, a  purpose built state of the art dementia unit  in the heart of beautiful Norwich,  serving the residents of Norfolk.

Hammerton Court is fast becoming known within the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust as a fast paced, free thinking unit where staff are supported to think creatively and empowered to lead on Quality Improvement projects.  We have been part of a recent UEA research project for our implementation of dementia care mapping to support person centered  care and the introduction of life story work.

We are now looking for a resilient, energetic individual to carry on the great work that our ward teams have started.  We want you to be free to think creatively, lead by example, empower those staff you share a ward with and to think about what World Class looks like and how we can get there.

The leadership team  is made up of a Lead Nurse, People Participation Lead, Service Director and a Clinical Director, all of whom want to support and invest in our workforce. There really hasn't been a better time to join the team.

As part of our ambition to have a leadership team that are visible and working alongside staff, you will be required to lead clinically to support the team

Whether you have experience at a Band 7 level or 2 years  at Band 6 if you can bring something exciting to the table we want to hear from you. If the above sounds like you do get in touch and we would look forward to meeting you very soon.


Benefits included with this role are:-

  • NHS pension
  • a comprehensive in house & external training programmes
  • career progression
  • starting annual leave of 27 days per annum increasing to 33 days pa based on length of service (plus paid bank holidays)
  • staff physio service
  • NHS discounts and many more.

Here at NSFT we pride ourselves on being a welcoming, talented, friendly and supportive team who like nothing better than sharing their experiences and learning from each other.

NSFT is committed to lifelong learning and continuous professional development (CPD) for its entire staff. There are a variety of definitions of CPD across the professions but it is usually taken to mean learning activities which update existing skills.

CPD is determined through appraisal with a personal development plan agreed between an individual and their manager, with the commitment of the necessary time and resources.

Please find attached our Job Description and Person Specification for more detail on your Key Accountabilities, then if you feel you have what it takes to make a difference in your local communities, click APPLY!

Interview dates are to be confirmed, candidates may only be given a minimum of 3 days’ notice, please note this date is provisional and may be subject to change. You will be contacted via email and invited to book a time. These emails may go to your SPAM, so please keep checking all your emails if applying.

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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

Nicky Gordon (Deputy Service Manager) -

Tel: 01603 978376


Andrew Lillywhite (Matron) -

Tel: 01603 978376